In March 2017, my world was changed forever. My husband Gary unexpectedly died. My life was shattered. Gary’s 2nd love (family being first) was the Langsford Mens Chorus. He was a very active participant, past president and was willing to do whatever needed to be done for the group.  In the fall of 2017, the group had a fund raiser to have a song commissioned in honor/memory of Gary. I was overwhelmed to say the least.  Craig Courtney was the elected composer and he re-arranged the “The Our Father” for him. I listened to the music and was moved beyond tears. Each of my children had a similar reaction. This song, indeed represents Gary who IS “our father” who Is in heaven with Our Father.

Peggy Reggio …

Craig Courtney - Beckenhorst Press

It’s such an honor and thrill to sing our national anthem at a Tigers game each summer.