Inspiring Congregations

INSPIRING CONGREGATIONS VIDEO CONTEST GRAND PRIZE WINNER

Congratulations to Riverchase United Methodist Church of Birmingham, Alabama, for being the Grand Prize Winner of Allen Organs Inspiring Congregations video contest!

Organ: Custom Bravura L-463
Song: "Hallelujah" (from Christ on the Mount of Olives)
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven

Describe how your Allen organ has inspired your congregation:
"After a lightning strike caused terminal damage to our 25-year-old organ, we sought to find a replacement Allen organ that would be fitting of the caliber of our amazing organist and music ministry. This video shows them in action on their very first Sunday together."
- Scott Phillips, RUMC Director of Technology

-->> Organ installation video
-->> This organ as Organ of the Week


Inspiring Congregations Video Contest
January 2017

Congratulations to Christ United Methodist Church of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, for being the January 2017 Winner of Allen Organs Inspiring Congregations video contest!

Organ: Allen R370
Song: "Praise To The Lord, The Almighty"
Organ and Handbell Arrangement
Composer: McFadden/Linker

Describe how your Allen organ has inspired your congregation:
"I cannot say enough good things about our Allen Renaissance with Vista MIDI and antiphonal division! This instrument has saved us tons of money to be spent on being the hands and feet of Christ instead of in organ tunings, trying to play organs that don't function in the humidity or the cold temperatures. Utilizing MIDI, plus full organ including 32 pedal reeds in worship plus outreach concerts raised $1516.17! The instrument is just one more way we can be the hands and feet, literally, of Christ."
- Dr. Daniel Steinert, Director of Music


Inspiring Congregations Video Contest
December 2016 Winner

Congratulations to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Goose Creek, South Carolina, for being the December 2016 Winner of Allen Organs Inspiring Congregations video contest!

Organ: Bravura L-323
Song: "O Come, All Ye Faithful"
Composer: John F. Wade

Describe how your Allen organ has inspired your congregation:
"The Allen organ in this video is a Christmas loaner organ that we used while we wait for our custom 80 Stop, Three-manual Allen organ to be built! The new organ replaces our 40+ year-old Allen organ."
- Mylene Suzara, Organist


Inspiring Congregations Video Contest
September 2016 Winner

Congratulations to Riverchase United Methodist Church of Birmingham, Alabama, for being the September 2016 Winner of Allen Organs Inspiring Congregations video contest!

Organ: Custom Bravura L-463
Song: "Hallelujah" (from Christ on the Mount of Olives)
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven

Describe how your Allen organ has inspired your congregation:
"After a lightning strike caused terminal damage to our 25-year-old organ, we sought to find a replacement Allen organ that would be fitting of the caliber of our amazing organist and music ministry. This video shows them in action on their very first Sunday together."
- Scott Phillips, RUMC Director of Technology

-->> Organ installation video
-->> This organ as Organ of the Week


Inspiring Congregations Video Contest
July 2016 Winner

Congratulations to Broadmoor Baptist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana, for being the July 2016 Winner of Allen Organs Inspiring Congregations video contest!

Organ: Möller/Allen 4-Manual digital/pipe combination
Song: "Holy, Holy, Holy!"
Composer: Reginald Heber

Describe how your Allen organ has inspired your congregation:
"This video includes an example of using the recorder function in the Console Controller to record the accompaniment for the hymn introduction and then playing live using our Jubilee Trumpet en Chamade with the recording with additional accompaniment by our instrumentalists, our choir, and of course, our congregation."
- Brook Boddie, Organist


Inspiring Congregations Video Contest
June 2016 Winner

Congratulations to Risen Savior Lutheran Church of Chandler, Arizona, for being the June 2016 Winner of Allen Organs Inspiring Congregations video contest!

Organ: Allen R-330
Song: "Christ Is Risen, Alleluia!"
Composer: James J. Chepponis

Describe how your Allen organ has inspired your congregation:
"Our Allen organ leads the congregation in Traditional Worship of their Savior with singing of hymns, accompanying choir anthems, and community outreach through concerts. The choir performs James J. Chepponis' "Christ Is Risen" during this past year's Easter Service and utilizes our Allen Organ within the performance along with handbells, 2 trumpets, and a keyboard playing the trombone parts."
- Carla Robertson, Organist


Inspiring Congregations Video Contest
May 2016 Winner

Congratulations to St. Luke's Episcopal Church of Rochester, Minnesota, for being the May 2016 Winner of Allen Organs Inspiring Congregations video contest!

Organ: Allen R-400 Custom Four-Manual
Song: Improv on "For All The Saints" (Postlude)
Composer/Arrangement: Ralph Vaughan Williams










Inspiring Congregations Video Contest
April 2016 Winner

Congratulations to Mount Paran Church of Atlanta, Georgia, for being the April 2016 Winner of Allen Organs Inspiring Congregations video contest!

Organ: Allen MDS-85
Song: "Come Thou Font Of Every Blessing"
Composer/Arrangement: Mack Wilberg

Describe how your Allen organ has inspired your congregation:
"Our Allen organ most certainly inspires our congregation to sing and aids them in doing so. We get feedback from all ages when the organ is used or featured, but particularly from young people who are moved by its majesty and beauty."