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By Langsford Men's Chorus
$1,609 pledged of $5,000 goal
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About this project

About Our Project:

The Langsford Men's Chorus is raising funds to commission a musical composition in memory of longtime member and past president of the chorus, Gary Reggio. The chorus is commissioning Craig Courtney, one of today’s outstanding choral music composers and arrangers, to create the work. We hope to have the piece completed by January of 2018, so that LMC can premiere it at our Spring Concert series.

About Gary: 

In March of 2017 LMC suffered a great loss when one of our members, Gary Reggio, passed away after a sudden illness. Gary was a tireless promoter of LMC, ensuring news of our concerts was heard far and wide. He was instrumental in bringing new members to the chorus, and spent hours every term calling former members and trying to re-recruit them to our ranks. A member of LMC since 2004, as President of our group he ensured the long-term survival of LMC, and whenever a situation arose he had a knack for finding the right man for the job. Always ready with a good story, Gary will be missed by everyone who had the good luck to know him.

About Us:

We are a group of men from the Metropolitan Detroit Area who love to sing and enjoy the art and fellowship of men’s choral music. Since our beginning in the fall of 1999 as six Wayne State University Men’s Glee Club alumni, LMC has grown to over 60 members with very diverse musical backgrounds. LMC has toured internationally, coming in 2nd place at the prestigious Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in 2008. We perform many different genres of music from classical to folk to doo-wop in just about any venue that will have us, from local auditoriums to St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.  LMC also supports a High School Men's Singing Internship Program- providing high-school aged men with voice lessons, performance supplies and the experience of singing with a Men's Chorus.

The Langsford Musical Society- parent organization of the Langsford Men's Chorus- is a fully tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions.  The Society is committed to the advancement of choral vocal performance and seeks expanded charitable collaborations supporting quality vocal performance and educational opportunities throughout Michigan.

About this project's cost:

Our expenses are simple: $4,000 for the commissioning of the piece, $1000 to cover the expense of Kickstarter and the project's "Rewards."  If we  exceed our goals, excess funds will be applied to our general fund, helping to support programs like the High School Internship.

Risks and challenges

The only risk we face is that the project won't be funded using Kickstarter, and we'll have to find an alternate method for fundraising for this project.

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