Photo courtesy of the Manchester, Connecticut-based Silk City Chorus.


Write-up by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com


“Let me call you sweetheart, I’m in love with you ….” Who wouldn’t want to receive a romantic serenade of such timeless lyrics for Valentine’s Day?


For those in the Greater Hartford, Connecticut area, the Silk City Chorus continues its longstanding tradition this coming Friday and Saturday, February 13 and February 14, of offering a “Singing  Valentine” personally delivered by a “tuxedo-clad Barbershop Quartet” – sung in “magnificent 4-part harmony”. For $50., in addition to performing two love songs, they deliver a card, a fresh rose and a photo of the quartet singing to the recipient.


Singing valentines have become a hallmark of the award-winning, Manchester-based chorus that is a member of the 75-year-old non-profit Barbershop Harmony Society.


“We perform valentines at offices, restaurants, private homes, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and schools – singing to spouses, fellow workers, as well as, parents, relatives, children and neighbors. We even deliver them to bosses!” Neal Kellogg, director of marketing and communications for SCC, said in a press release.


Last year, SCC’s “Off The Chart” quartet brought their delightful music to the top of Nutmeg State government, surprising Nancy Wyman, Connecticut’s lieutenant governor, with a Singing Valentine.


According to Kellogg, the Singing Valentine Program helps defray expenses for SCC, allowing the chorus to “continue our mission of providing musical knowledge and entertainment statewide.”


So, should anyone in the Hartford region this weekend happen to spot a well-dressed quartet approaching, don’t be taken aback to hear them break into harmonious song – of the sweetest variety!



For more information and to arrange a Singing Valentine go to silkcitychorus.org/valentines or call 860-328-1876.