Chorus quartets to deliver annual singing valentines

The Charleston Barbershop Chorus delivers 'Singing Valentines.'

Wearing distinctive red, white and black dress, the a cappella quartets from the Charleston Barbershop Chorus will ring doorbells and walk into schools, restaurants, offices and hospitals in a well-scheduled plan to deliver their traditional "Singing Valentines" on Feb. 12 and 14.

"Last year we delivered about 80 Singing Valentines to teachers, secretaries, nurses, retirees and students. It's wonderful to surprise someone and see their smiles as we sing a love song on behalf of their sweetheart. It's something they never expect to happen," says Charleston Barbershop Chorus President Bart Franey.

For as little as $50, orders can be made for two love songs, a Valentine card and a long-stem rose provided by Belva's Flower Shop of Mount Pleasant. If the recipient is out of the Charleston area, over-the-phone Singing Valentines can be ordered for $30 (rose and card not included). A portion of the proceeds will benefit nonprofit arts groups supported by the Charleston Barbershop Chorus.

To order with credit card, call the Charleston Barbershop Chorus at 884-3232 or 991-9281 or e-mail harbincm_pe@bellsouth.net or pay online at www.charlestonbarbershopchorus.com.