Barbershop vocalists from the Chorus of Du Page feel the love of Valentine’s Day every February 14, when their quartets deliver Singing Valentines throughout Chicago and suburbs. Their songs, personally delivered, make Valentine’s Day memorable for lovers, family members, friends and employees. It is a Valentines gift that is never forgotten or confused with a box of chocolates or bouquet of flowers.
This year the quartets will be singing throughout the Chicago Metro area from 8 am to 8 pm on Friday, February 14. There are four delivery options to choose from including custom, premium, standard and telephone delivery with prices ranging from $25 to $100. See www.chorusofdupage.com/valentines for details and to place an order.
The Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS), an international organization of barbershop singers, estimates that each year at least 15,000 Singing Valentines are delivered by about 1,000 different quartets. Locally, the Chorus of Du Page is one of approximately 700 chapters of the BHS in North America.
The quartets, who deliver these singing valentines, find that they are just as touched by the love, friendship and smiles associated with every delivery as are the recipients. History shows that these valentines are not entirely sent by men to woman, but there is a large portion sent by woman to their husbands and boyfriends. Singing Valentines are sent to offices, homes, senior residences, hospitals, businesses and restaurants. The enjoyment, smiles and feeling of love is felt not only by the intended recipients, but by everyone around who can hear the quartets sing, such as fellow workers, customers, others at senior residences plus other hospital patients, doctors and nurses.
If your special valentines live too far away for an in-person delivery, such as students away at college, members in the military or parents at their retirement home out of state, then consider sending a “ringing” Valentine via telephone. See www.chorusofdupage.com/valentines for details or call 331.444.2740 with any questions.
This year make it special. Send a Singing Valentine to your valentine.
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