Global Organ Group Expands Distribution in US – Robert Tall & Associates, Inc. Expands Distribution to include Johannus Organs

The Global Organ Group acquired Rodgers Instruments in January 2016.  Robert Tall & Associates, Inc. has been privileged to continue to represent Rodgers Organs under the brilliant leadership of the new owners.  They are financially solid company, totally focused on the design, building and distribution of premium classical organs and classical organs only. 

Some Rodgers dealers have been dual representatives from the beginning.  Now, with the demonstrated success of the multi-brand dealership, Global Organ Group is expanding this model to all of the U.S. Rodgers and Johannus dealers.  Robert Tall & Associates, Inc. is excited about the opportunity to expand its dealership to now include Johannus organs and the other Global Organ Group brands. 

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Rodgers Holds National Dealer Meeting In Las Vegas

Robert Tall & Associates, Inc was pleased to host the recent Rodgers dealer meeting.   It was a meeting centered around the new Rodgers Inspire Organs.  It was held at the beautiful Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Las Vegas, NV.

Rodgers, a global leader in the manufacture of digital church organs, was pleased to welcome over 40 energized and excited Rodgers Dealers from all across North America for an in-depth study surrounding our new line of home and church organs: the Rodgers InSpire Series. 

The meeting consisted of 2 days and was ‘Inspire focused’ where the dealers had in-depth discussions and workshops. The balance of each day was both inspirational and educational, with the majority of the focus on the art of voicing and installation, and its advantage in regard to the flexibility of the Rodgers sound. Though packed with information, the meeting also provided plenty of time for networking.

The first day concluded with a great dinner at Mezzo Bistro & Wine, and the second day concluded with a spirited trip to a prestigious installation of an illustrious 3-manual Rodgers organ at the stunning Roman Catholic Shrine of the Most Holy Redeemer, centrally located in Las Vegas.

In addition to the discussions and workshops surrounding advanced technology, marketing, after sales service, and organ demonstrations from other dealers, the dealer network also learned about the company’s long-term goals. Overall, the 2018 Inspire Dealer Meeting was a massive success for the Rodgers Dealer network, with every member contributing with a high level of expertise, experience, and valuable knowledge.

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Basílica de Nuestro Señora de Zapopan (Basilica of Our Lady of Zapopan) in Guadalajara, Mexico

Basilica de Nuestra Guadalajara, Mexico

Bob Knight recently installed a 3-manual Rodgers Artist 599 in the Basílica de Nuestro Señora de Zapopan (Basilica of Our Lady of Zapopan) in Guadalajara, Mexico.  Local renown organist, Felipe Adrián Rojero performed an Inauguraciön del örgano.

The following afternoon, Bob Knight and Bob Tall presented a Masterclass.  Bob Knight began with a demonstration of the traditional organ sounds and how they are accessed through the features of this instrument. Then, Bob Tall demonstrated the more orchestral side of the MODERN ORGAN, playing music from the literature, Bach, Langlais, etc., then moving to transcriptions, mostly his own arrangements using instruments of the orchestra (Prague Symphony 2005) and voices from the London Master Chorale (1997). 

Over thirty young musicians attended and their response to the presentation was awesome!  We are grateful to these beautiful people, these very beautiful people, for their enthusiasm to study organ and embrace new concepts.

Basílica De Nuestra Señora De Zapopan, Guadalajara, Mexico

Basílica De Nuestra Señora De Zapopan, Guadalajara, Mexico

Rodgers Artist Series 599

Rodgers Artist Series 599

Bob Knight And Bob Tall With Students

Bob Knight And Bob Tall With Students

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Christian Lentz

Robert Tall & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Christian Lentz as the newest member to our association.  He brings both digital and pipe organ skills to our operation, through years of experience in both aspects of the Modern Organ.    Throughout his life, Christian has been surrounded by music: in his family home, during piano lessons & choir practices and through his studies in music education. After some time in the corporate world, Christian found himself once again surrounded by music, this time as a career. Christian spent six years with the organ building firm Nichols & Simpson in Little Rock, Arkansas, and learn the art of organ building,  becoming an expert installer, technician and voicer.    In 2010 Christian moved to Las Vegas and recently began work with Robert Tall & Associates, Inc. He maintains area pipe organs while serving in his new role as a Rodgers organ expert, working with existing and new Rodgers installations, both digital and combination instruments in the greater Las Vegas area. 

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