Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Glennville, New York had an older analog organ that was beyond repair. The organist knew exactly what he wanted: a custom stop list with full reed choruses in the Swell and Great, and 8' Principals in the Swell and Choir divisions, plus a Pontifical Trumpet. The Pastor also wanted more modern MIDI sounds to accommodate the growing variety of musical needs. The Allen Vista Navigator™ was added for this purpose.
The Allen Custom Three-Manual organ has 89 stops, a 26 channel audio system, custom font engravings, and Cathedral-style side overlays. Even the LED color for the key cheek pistons and On/Off indicator are custom!
The Pastor of Immaculate Conception decided to purchase an Allen organ based on Allen's fine reputation in the Diocese, and the relationship built with the church while providing them a temporary loaner organ during the purchase process. Immaculate Conception seats over 1000 and the parishioners have been amazed at the sound quality of the new digital Allen!
The organ's dedication concert was performed by organist/composer, Diane Bish.
- submitted by Bradley Day
Organist/Composer Diane Bish (center) poses with Bradley and Meryl Day at the organ's Dedication Concert.