(Northeast Examples In Gallery Below - Click To Enlarge)
Hybrid projects can be brand new instruments with a new maintenance free Allen console, digital additions and new pipework, or rebuilds from current pipework with a new Allen console and digital additions. In many cases, depending on their scaling and overall condition, pipes that are part of a current instrument can be re-used, re-voiced, re-conditioned and incorporated into the new instrument's specification. In this manner, the church preserves the history and heritage of their pipe instrument from past memorial gifts, thereby being incorporated into a new low maintenance hybrid instrument with a new 21st century technology console and digital additions. If your church currently owns a pipe organ, we will be glad to provide an on site evaluation of your current instrument at no charge. We will then provide several options for the church to consider. (Click "Is a Hybrid Right For Me??" link below for a discussion written by our pipe organ expert and consultant Robert Faucher.)
Like many famous organ builders of the past such as Aeolian-Skinner, Moller, and others, Allen Organ utilizes regional pipe organ experts for consulting on regional installations and service. Through our regional partner "Faucher Organ Company" many hybrid instrument examples exist throughout the Northeast. (Click "Hybrid Installations" link below for a partial list)
Allen Organ Studios, Glenville, NY has a hybrid project under construction (First Reformed of Scotia, Scotia, NY) and one project pending in the Utica, NY area.
Please click the list below for many other examples of Allen hybrid instruments installed throughout the region.