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March 3rd 2009

St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church - Mississauga. Q385C

St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church selects true pipe-organ sound in a new Allen Renaissance Quantum™ Q385C organ.

St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in Mississauga, Ontario, will be taking delivery of a new organ in June, 2009. The Q385C is an 80-stop tracker-touch, three-manual digital masterpiece with 6 stop-lists easily accessed from the on-board library. From Baroque and Cavaillé-Coll to American Classic, this library offers the organist a palette of 480 colours of sound.

For the ultimate in flexibility and the thoughtful presentation of liturgical music, the organ is also equipped with Allen’s advanced Allen Quantum Q385c VISTA™ MIDI providing the opportunity for the organist to add orchestral voices to the music, to record these voices or to access a hymn library of over 150 hymns. The EAC™ (Expanded Audio Capabilities) enables amplification of electric keyboards, guitars and CD players through the organ audio system.

The unique audio system designed by Allen will deliver the majesty and subtlety of pipe organ sound without distracting a prayerful worship environment. Glionna Mansell Corporation President and Artistic Director, Gordon Mansell, also music director and organist at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Toronto states: "The sound coming from the organ cannot be irritating or distracting to the practice of faith. However, the organ must have sufficient dynamic possibilities to be supportive for accompanying the choir while being both articulate and bold in leading the congregation in song." The Q385C designed for St. Maximilian Kolbe will deliver a well-blended pipe-organ sound through a 24-channel audio system and 28 speaker cabinets. Interlaced Audio™ will distribute individual notes within a single stop among many audio channels, creating dimension and spatial imaging previously only experienced in pipe organs.