Celebrating 20 Years with Allen Organs
Sole Allen Organs Authorized Dealer ACT, NSW and Queensland
Sole Allen Organs authorized dealer in ACT, NSW and QLD
Once upon a time ...
Way back in the mid-1970s, there was a young lad in the city of Brisbane, who was taken to hear Robert Boughen and Geoffrey Cox play the pipe organ in the City Hall. Five manuals, seventy-six stops. The music surely inspired this young lad Jim Clinch beginning a lifelong passion for organs and organ music.
The Willis console of 1927, photographed at the builder's factory
[Photograph supplied by John Maidment]
Courtesy of Organ Historical Trust of Australia
Attempts were made to attain an apprenticeship to a pipe organ builder but to no avail. Meanwhile Jim played organ for a local parish and started a career in sales outside of music. In the late 70s he played an Allen for the first time and noted how pipe-like it was.
An opportunity arose in 1984 to work in retail stores selling Japanese home organs, pianos and digital pianos.
During this time he also discovered his gift for teaching and taught groups of adults to play (home) organ. Jim also developed a course in operating home organs which rapidly became popular. He gave private tuition helping many adults fulfill their dream of learning to play the organ.
'twas the night before Christmas ...
In 1994 Jim and Carmen were appointed as representatives for Allen Organs in Queensland. Their first Allen sale was a three manual theatre organ that was installed in a Gold Coast Penthouse. The order was placed on Christmas Eve 1994!
Soon after, Allen Organ Company USA appointed them as their sole dealer for NSW.
Since then ...
Jim (All Organs Australia) has committed to serving the needs of organists and organ music. Having had experience with various organ makers Jim recognised the true value in Allen organs.
Commitment to excellence in sound technology and construction techniques ensures reliable and superior performance today, tomorrow and for decades to come.
Jim and Allen Organ Company’s focus is on the loyalty they pledge to their customers and Jim’s commitment to his customers has been unsurpassed. In 2013 Jim received an award from Allen Organ Co for his work.
At All Organs' momentous 20 year anniversary, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my colleagues, clients and friends for their loyal support over the years.