*Updated April 4*

January 22, 2024–

Cromaine District Library and the Hartland Messiah Chorus are thrilled to announce an upcoming fundraising event aimed at preserving and maintaining the iconic Kilgen Pipe Organ located at the Historic Hartland Music Hall. The event, rescheduled for May 3, 2024, at 7:00 pm, promises to be an evening of enchanting music and community spirit in support of the care and restoration of this cultural treasure.

The Kilgen Pipe Organ, a magnificent instrument with a rich history dating back to the early 20th century, is an integral part of the Hartland Music Hall. Its majestic tones have
provided a unique and timeless musical experience for generations. Like any historic artifact, the organ requires meticulous care and maintenance to ensure its continued
presence in our community. This event will celebrate both the Kilgen Organ’s historical significance and its importance to the Hartland community, and feature talented local organist Rick Helderop, who will enchant the audience with a selection of music that showcases the Kilgen Pipe Organ’s unparalleled sounds.

Tickets are available for purchase at the Cromaine District Library or online at this link. VIP Reserved Seating Tickets are $50, General Admission Tickets are $25.
The Kilgen Pipe Organ, a cornerstone of the Hartland Music Hall, stands as a testament to the rich cultural heritage of our community. Cromaine Library joins with the Messiah
Chorus in recognizing the importance of preserving this historical gem, ensuring that future generations can continue to enjoy its unique and mesmerizing music.
The funds raised from this event will be dedicated to essential restoration and maintenance work on the Kilgen Pipe Organ. This includes repairing and replacing
worn-out components, updating the organ’s infrastructure, and ensuring it remains a fully functional and awe-inspiring instrument for years to come.
Cromaine District Library and the Messiah Chorus invite local businesses and individuals to consider sponsorship and support opportunities for this meaningful cause. By becoming a sponsor, you contribute not only to the preservation of a historic musical treasure but also to the cultural enrichment of our community.

For sponsorship inquiries and further information, please contact:
Liz Welch
Community Engagement Manager
Cromaine District Library
Phone: 810 632 5200 x 118
Email: lizwelch@cromaine.org

Cromaine District Library and the Hartland Messiah Chorus are excited to bring the community together for an evening of shared history, exquisite music, and a collective
commitment to preserving our cultural legacy. Join us on May 3, 2024, at 7:00 pm, at the Hartland Music Hall, for a night to remember! Together, let’s ensure the Kilgen Pipe
Organ continues to harmonize the past, present, and future of Hartland.