If you currently have an organ, Allen Organ Studios Delmar NY can help integrate a new digital Allen Organ console to work in conjunction with your current ranks!

Allen Organs has built literally thousands of what are termed “hybrid” or “digital/pipe combination” instruments around the world, utilizing both the tradition of wind-blown pipes combined with 21st century digital technology.  

​Hybrid projects can be brand new instruments with a new maintenance-free Allen console, with new 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 instrument from past memorial gifts, thereby being incorporated into a new low maintenance hybrid instrument with a new console and digital additions.

If your church currently owns an 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.

​Allen Organ Studios Delmar NY’s parent company Church Organ Sales, Inc. also has a pipe organ division, Church Organ Sales and Service, or COSS. COSS maintains about 75 pipe organs throughout the region, including the 2 largest instruments in the Capital Region of New York. COSS provides all the pipe components for our hybrid instruments.

Our studio organ, pictured here, allows us to add 4 ranks of exposed pipework to any new Allen console for the purposes of demonstrating how this process works within our own facility.

Allen Organ Studios 4 rank pipe organ.
8′ Diapason, 4′ Octave, 2′ Fifteenth, 8′ Gedackt

A few samples of our Hybrid Installations with a partner Allen Dealer

Christ Church Episcopal – Williamsport, PA

We are honored to continue to be called upon to offer our expertise in installations, voicing, and tonal finishing. The installation dealer, Robert Sides Music of Williamsport, PA, continues to allow us opportunities to apply our skills.

We modified the main tonal spec of this gorgeous 4 manual, 99 stop instrument to be in the style of the great E. M. Skinner and the results are quite spectacular. The tonal specification works extremely well with the worship style of this congregation.

This beautiful traditional Anglican worship space provides a wonderful backdrop and acoustical excellence to work with.

Founded in 1841, Christ Church initiated planning for the present church building in 1862. It was designed by architect J.F. Miller and built in 1867 according to the Gothic Revival style reminiscent of many parish churches in Great Britain. The locally-quarried blue-gray sandstone exterior walls give the sanctuary a regional flavor. The church’s interior, including the numerous beautiful stained glass windows and the original encaustic tile floor is also a fine example of the Gothic Revival design and Victorian era. 

The Church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Dickson City, PA

Allen Organ Studios Delmar NY was honored to be a part of this installation in conjunction with the installing dealer, Robert Sides Music of Williamsport, PA. The rewarding part of this is the fact that we supervised the installation and performed ALL the voicing and tonal finishing for the project. The result is a simply stunning sound in an amazingly beautiful church! The 7 seconds of natural reverb isn’t bad either!

World renowned organist Maestro Hector Olivera performed the dedicatory concert. Click link below for an improvisation by Hector Olivera on this organ.


Hybrid Installations Throughout our Region​ (Partial Listing)

St. Kateri Parish, Union Street Campus, Schenectady, NY, 3M 73, coming Fall 2023
St. Augustine’s Church, Peru, NY, 3M 50, Spring 2023
St. Alexander’s Church, Morrisonville, NY, 3M 50, 2022
St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Schenectady, NY, 2M 50, 2021
Allen Organ Studios, Delmar, NY 3M 50 – Studio Organ, 2019
Christ Church, Kennebunk, ME – 3M/53
Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Chappaqua, NY –
Federated Church, Marlborough, NH
First Parish Church, Saco, ME
First Reformed Church, Scotia, NY – 4M/142, 2013
First Universalist Church, Auburn, ME
Foreside Community Church, Falmouth, ME
Greenstreet Methodist, August, ME​
Immanuel Baptist Church, Portland, ME
Mary Taylor Memorial Methodist, Milford, CT
Our Lady of Czestochowa, Worcester, MA
Shenendahoah Methodist, Clifton Park, NY – 3M/56, 1999
Second Parish Presbyterian Church, Portland, ME
St. Joseph’s Church, Biddeford, ME
St. Patrick’s Church, Wareham, MA
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Brunswick, ME
St. Rita’s Church, Staten Island, NY