The singers of the San Diego Chorus will be out and about throughout the San Diego region this Valentine's Day delivering Singing Valentines. The offering is a favorite within the community, presenting a unique and heartwarming way to send love to partners, family members and friends.
Each Singing Gram includes a choice of two songs performed in four-part a cappella harmony. Delivery is available via live performance (which includes Valentine's Candy!) or by phone. All Singing Valentine's include a personal message from the sender. Orders are processed securely online and make it easy to provide details about each recipient.
Senders may select two songs from three classic numbers that are timeless favorites: Let Me Call You Sweetheart, It Had to Be You and You Are My Sunshine. Although most senders opt for a live a cappella performance, phone delivery is a great alternative for loved ones who live further away.
"The San Diego Chorus has been delivering Singing Grams for many years throughout the San Diego region," says Business Development Coordinator Andrea Chertkow. "We've been part of some very special moments like proposals, anniversaries and military families being reunited. We've also been part of some fun and unexpected moments. That's one of many reasons our singers look forward to February 14th every year."
As a nonprofit performing arts organization, Chertkow notes that Singing Grams are one of many efforts year-round to help the San Diego Chorus fundraise.
"We're always looking for opportunities to offset costs, which helps us continue to provide an incredible caliber of musical education," she says. "It's one of the way we strive to keep competitive, 4-part a cappella harmony accessible to singers and audiences alike.
In addition to Singing Valentine's, the Chorus is also Yum-Raising with See's Candies this month. Supporters can take advantage of sweet deals from the chocolatier and a percentage of every purchase benefits the Chorus. Orders must be placed by January 26th and will be delivered to your door in time for Valentine's Day.
The Chorus is currently ranked 5th worldwide and will compete on the International Stage in October of 2024. The event will be hosted in Kansas City, and features an adjudicated contest for both quartets and choruses. The San Diego Chorus, A two-time past International Champion Chorus, has their sights set on the top ten.
The San Diego Chorus of Sweet Adelines International is an award-winning chorus performing 4-part a cappella harmony in the barbershop style.