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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.






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.

Dave Calendine – February 2019 Recap