St. Mary’s Organ Fund

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To collect funds for: the purchase, modification or restoration, and installation of a pipe organ at St. Mary’s Church.

Ways to Give:

  • Scrip (Purchase gift certificates)
  • Concerts
  • Donations

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St. Mary’s was fortunate to have had a Kilgen Pipe organ that served the worshiping community for many years in the choir loft since the 1920’s.  During the mid 1980’s the instrument was in need of a total reconstruction even after repairs and cleaning, the mechanism was shot.  The façade or pipes that you currently see in the choir loft are from the Kilgen.  The Three manual  Rodgers 840 Instrument was installed and there was still hope of eventually connecting the pipes to the new electronic console.

In March of 2008, an Organ Fund Committee was established to help funds for a pipe organ.  After consulting  three different organ companies, an   approximate goal of $200,000 was determined.    The funds will purchase a used  instrument, pay for the removal, restoration, and installation.  The final cost of the project can not be determined until we have enough funds to look for an instrument.

Through generous bequests, fundraisers, donations, and organ concerts, we have raised over $51,000 since 2008 toward this goal.

Thank you for your continued support,

St. Mary’s Organ Fund Committee

If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact the music

office 810 329-7801 or email Ameagher@stmarystclair.org.