The Allen digital organ was removed from St. Peter’s Basilica inside the Vatican. We thank Maestro Juan Paradell Solé for spreading this important news. On 5 January 2018, the Italian Association of Organbuilder (A.I.O) launched the petition “Appeal for the pipe organ in the Basilica of San Pietro in Vaticano” which reached within a single month the considerable number of 10,146 signatures. The petition was shared and signed by organists, art lovers and enthusiasts from all over the world, demonstrating the great cohesion of the international organ world. All those who had this appeal close to heart were finally heard.
Pray Tell reported on the installation of the digital organ here.