Dr. Donald Daly and Mr. David Facio are the proud owners of an Allen TH323 Three Manual, 42 rank (21 classical & 21 theatre rank) theatre organ. The TH323 incorporates the capabilities of a theatre organ as well as a classical organ. The organ was recently installed in their home in Albuquerque, New Mexico and is now the largest theatre organ in New Mexico. Don is a semi-retired Registered Nurse Practitioner with a Ph.D. and is also a retired Army Nurse Corps Officer.
"This organ will replace our Allen ADC-4600 Three Manual organ. We moved to Albuquerque two years ago and I have always wanted an organ that sounds like a true theatre organ. The new Allen has everything I will ever need, and more! The TH323 Theatre Organ, with Allen's GeniSys™ Technology and multiple Theatre specifications with classic voices, is like having four organs-in-one as it can be configured for Wurlitzer, Morton, Barton and classical voices. This unique feature provides me with a wide range of versatility and playability. Thank goodness our house has a large living room with 15-foot ceilings! I'm not a professional organist but do enjoy playing for family and friends. The theatre organ community in New Mexico is very small and I am a firm believer that musical instruments are meant to be played and enjoyed by all. We would certainly like to have visiting organists come and play this organ!
Many thanks go out to the Allen Organ Company and especially Mr. Bruce Rohrbach, District Manager at Allen. Bruce was always available and patiently answered all questions, especially regarding construction and the delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bruce also sent me photos as the console progressed from bare wood to factory completion.
Thanks also to Mr. Mark Horning at Southwest Music in Albuquerque for coordinating the organ purchase, delivery and installation. Thanks, is also extended to fellow organist, Mr. Gene Gordon for his friendship, advice and assistance."
Submitted by Dr. Donald Daly
Dr. Donald Daly and his new TH323.
The organ's speaker cabinets are housed within this showpiece.