Donnie Rankin – March 2019 Recap

Allen Organs of Chicago proudly hosted an outstanding Theatre Organ performance by artist Donnie Rankin on Sunday, March 31. The attending crowd was treated to an array of arrangements that fully used the magnificence of the Allen TO-5Q.

Donnie Rankin was named the Overall Winner of the American Theatre Organ Society’s Young Theatre Organist Competition in 2007 and began studying with noted organist Jelani Eddington in September 2007. Since that time, Donnie has performed for theatre organ audiences around the world. He resides in Ravenna, Ohio, and is a staff organist at the Civic Theatre in nearby Akron.

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Dave Calendine – February 2019 Recap

 

Dave Calendine blew into the Windy City in February to entertain his CTOS and CATOE friends at the Allen Organs Chicago Showroom. He opened with a video of himself playing the specially built Allen 4 manual stadium organ at Little Caesars Arena for a home game of the Detroit Red Wings against the Blackhawks. He then segued into a rousing “Rock Around the Clock” and “Pick Yourself Up” on the TO-5Q Allen. Thanks, Dave for a very insightful afternoon.

 

 

SOUND EFFECTS GENIUS… NICK WHITE… ENTERTAINS AT ALLEN ORGANS CHICAGO

Nick is a native of Chicago and is a freelance percussionist, historian, and instrument collector. An active performer with professional orchestras all over the country, he’s a graduate of Boston University and holds two advanced degrees from The Boston Conservatory.

As a collector, White has assembled the largest collection of drummer’s sound effect instruments in the World. He presented the various instruments and their sounds on 1/20/19 to the capacity crowd and accompanied organist Jay Warren on two silent movie productions.

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Bolingbrook, IL 60440

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Allen Organ Concert Series – Ken Double Concert 2018

Ken Double performed this past Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Allen Organ in Bolingbrook, IL, bringing his great style of play, a delightful repertoire of music and personal insight into the history of theatre organ.

Ken Double, past president of the American Theatre Organ Society (ATOS), noted that Chicago will host the 2021 ATOS annual convention.

Thank you, Mr. Double, for a beautiful performance! You were a hit with everyone in attendance.

 

 

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181 W. Crossroads Parkway, Suite D

Bolingbrook, IL 60440

Phone: (630)428-9701

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Allen Organ Concert Series – Dave Wickerham, May 20, 2018

On May 20, 2018 Allen Organs Chicago hosted Dave Wickerham in concert to a standing room only crowd at their Bolingbrook, IL showroom. Dave graced us with his musical talent for a full 2 hours that we’ve edited into a 13-minute medley of songs for you to enjoy once again. Thank you, Dave, for a most memorable day.

 

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181 W. Crossroads Parkway, Suite D

Bolingbrook, IL 60440

Phone: (630)428-9701

 

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Allen Organ Concert Series Taylor Trimby performance 4/29/18

We are so pleased to have had the talented Taylor Trimby, American Theatre Organ Society (ATOS) Board Member perform at Allen Organs’ Bolingbrook Showroom on April 29, 2018. Thank you Mr. Trimby for a delightful performance!

Main Showroom

181 W. Crossroads Parkway, Suite D

Bolingbrook, IL 60440

Phone: (630)428-9701

 

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Taylor Trimby Organ Concert April 29, 2018 at Allen Organs

Taylor Trimby

Taylor Trimby

Taylor Trimby grew up in Joliet and in 1966 he attended a concert by Kay McAbee at the Rialto Theatre, playing the 4/21 Barton Grand.  He was instantly hooked.  Since then, Kay’s styling has had a big influence on his own. He began studying organ with Rosemary Zolecki at age 13 and at 15 became the staff organist at the Rialto, a position he held for many years. He was a member of the JATOE work crew for 15+ years and is currently on the CATOE work crew and a member of the CATOE and ATOS board of directors.  

He installed a 2/7 Marr & Colton Theatre Organ that came from the Dexter Theatre in Detroit in his basement and now has 3 manual Marr & Colton console from the State Theatre in Toledo Ohio which is setup as a virtual theatre organ.  The installation was featured a few years ago in Theatre Organ magazine.

He has one son who is a professor, teaching biology and bio-engineering at the University of Delaware. His sister is a classical organist and plays at Plymouth Congregational Church in Plainfield Illinois. When not working, riding roller coasters, golfing or spending time in the theatre organ world, Taylor helps with Special Olympics, Illinois and Dalmatian Rescue of Illinois. 

Please join us Sunday,  April 29, 2018, to hear the talented Taylor Trimby perform on our Allen TO5. Doors open at 2:30 pm for the 3 pm program. Admission is free.

 

 

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181 W. Crossroads Parkway, Suite D

Bolingbrook, IL 60440

Phone: (630)428-9701

 

 

Hector Olivera presents his master class at Allen Organs 10/14/17

Hector Olivera Master Class educates an attentive audience at Allen Organs Chicago in Bolingbrook about his registration techniques last Saturday, October 14, 2017. Thank You all for a very enjoyable day.

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Main Showroom:
181 W. Crossroads Parkway, Suite D
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Phone: 630-428-9701