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Posted on 07 March 2017 by Eva Mrgan
My church has purchased a Monarke organ two years ago and I am so pleased beyond words. I have only liked playing on an authentic pipe organ but ours was beyond repair and the cost was astronomical. A friend of mine introduced me to Johannus a few years ago and I played on the Opus and simply fell in love so when my church was in the market for a new organ I only wanted a Johannus. We purchased the Monarke and I have never been happier. The sound is astounding and the solo stops are so pleasing to hear. The authenticity sound of this organ to a pipe organ is remarkable. When other organists ask my advice on purchasing a new organ I immediately say Johannus. Thank you for building a truly beautiful sounding organ.
Model: Monarke III Chicago
Posted on 05 December 2015 by Bob Kinner
I've had my Opus 270 for just over two years now. A truly excellent instrument - I'm still discovering new sound possibilities. The authenticity of the sound is amazing, even though it is located in a modest-sized house. So many voices and features in a very affordable organ - quite an achievement.
Model: Opus 270 Hamilton, Ohio
Posted on 28 September 2015 by John Zeck
The year was 1944 and I started piano lessons with the nuns. In 1947 my teacher introduced me to the big 3 manual pipe organ. From then on I knew that some day I would own a big organ. I started with a Hammond spinet and worked my way up with several brands. The only dealer left in downtown minneapolis sold Allens. One day I walked into their store and heard an organ that sounded nothing like an Allen. I walked into the showroom and there sat my friend Gerrit Lamain playing a 3 manual digital organ. It was a Johannus made specifially for Schmitt Music, the name of the store. I bought that organ along with a clavinova and few months later traded both of those instruments for the Johannus Rembrandt R3000 with 8 speakers. This was in my living room of my condo. A few years later I had a stroke and couldn't play too well, so I sent the organ to a friend in the state of washington. If i was able to purchase another organ it would be a Vivaldi 370-self-contained. When I win the lottery I'll call gerrit and order one.
Model: Rembrandt Minneapolis, MN
Posted on 25 September 2015 by Gregory Lesko
Gentlemen, As organist for Christ the Light of the World Parish in Duquesne, Pennsylvania, I wish to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank Patrick Ryan of Rivierstad Organ Consultants for the absolutely breathtaking installation of a Johannus Ecclesia D-470 in our Holy Name Church! Of the 5 organ builders that I contacted, Patrick was the only one to actually listen to what I envisioned for this church. And now, with Patrick’s expertise and the incomparable Johannus sound to back him up, my dreams have been realized! The process to replace the failing, 50+ year old Reuter console and enlarge the 24 rank instrument had been off and on for many years. As the deterioration accelerated, I got permission to move ahead. Interestingly, Johannus was the last builder that I contacted. And I am so very glad that Patrick responded to my request for “more information.” Several email exchanges and phone conversations later, a date was set for a meeting. That meeting took place and a plan was formulated. That plan led to several more messages and meetings and a number of specifications. Ultimately, the Ecclesia D-470 was chosen with a few stop changes. And here I am today to tell you what an exciting change this has been for the life of our parish! We’ve had bishops say Mass: the funeral of our beloved pastor who died the week before Easter, the installation of his successor and Confirmation. And the church was filled each time with our parishioners; people who love to sing! Even friends who are organists are amazed at the sound! And even more amazing is that the gentleman who maintains the original Reuter pipes; a man of few words, told me that he thought “it all sounds pretty good!” Trust me when I say that this is a HUGE compliment! I am beyond pleased with the way that everything has turned out! The artisans and craftsmen at Johannus expertly matched the finish of our console to the Honduran Mahogany of the casework. The stopjambs, finished in a light oak beautifully display the mahogany finished drawknobs. Those who appreciate attention to detail immediately notice the construction of the console. But most importantly, the phenomenal sound of this instrument so skillfully and flawlessly voiced to match the 24 ranks of Reuter pipes! This is what inspires our congregation to sing and proclaim God’s praises. Gentlemen, each time I sit at this console to lead and accompany my assembly, I am honored and humbled to be allowed to play this magnificent organ – truly the KING of instruments! Thank you! Gregory M. Lesko, Organist Christ the Light of the World & St. Joseph Parishes 32 South First Street Duquesne, Pennsylvania 15110
Model: Ecclesia D-470 Duquesne
Posted on 25 September 2015 by Scott Porter
This instrument has myriad possibilities of which to date I have explored only a few.
Model: Ecclesia D-470 Madison
Posted on 24 September 2015 by John P. Miller
We are extremely happy with our new organ. It is a magnificently powerful instrument with the ultimate sound quality.
Model: Ecclesia D-470 Portland