Probably the most widely used organ for services and convocations is
the Allen digital organ in the
Founder's Memorial Amphitorium (FMA).
The amphitorium seats
approximately 7,500 people and is used many times over during the
course of the year.
The organ in use in the FMA is an
Allen MDS-85 digital computer organ. It has 48 computers for tone production, each measuring approximately three inches by five inches, and four additional
computers for auxiliary
The organ has 91 stops (110 ranks), and 68
3600 watts RMS. Click for the complete
specification list. More than three miles of cable connect the organ and its amplifiers and speakers.
Installed in 1993, the organ was the largest computer organ installation Allen had done so far.
cavernous 7,000 seat amphitorium was built in 1973. The
building was created to allow each seat to have an excellent view of
the stage. The amphitorium can be
in 360° at the Bob Jones University website.
The dedicatory recital, titled "Worthy is the Lamb", was played by Thomas Hazleton of Allen
Organ Company on November 14, 1993. Click to view the
cover or to listen to a sample from the actual
recital (308 KB in mp3
sure to visit the "Sounds" page to listen to more of the
Founder's Memorial Amphitorium organ!