San Diego Chorus Sweetens Valentine’s Day with Virtual Singing Sweetheart Grams and See's Candy "Yum-Raiser"
Contact: Andrea Chertkow
Business Development Coordinator
San Diego, CA, January 25, 2021 – The San Diego Chorus is pleased to announce new singing Sweetheart Grams and an online See's Candy "Yum-Raiser." Continued social distancing measures have changed how many choose celebrate special occasions, but the San Diego Chorus of Sweet Adelines International has created yet another way to connect with loved ones safely with a song and some sweets.
The San Diego Chorus was recently featured on San Diego CBS News 8 segment, The Zevely Zone, discussing how the pandemic has affected them, their rehearsal and performance schedule, and how the need to continue fundraising efforts culminated with the creation of the original singing Grams.
"We’ve had such success with our Birthday and Holiday Grams that we decided to continue building on the idea. We see Singing Grams as a key part of ongoing fundraising efforts, especially given the current loss of our live performances," said Andrea Chertkow, Business Development Coordinator and San Diego Chorus member.
The chorus recently released new virtual Singing Grams, including "Let Me Call You Sweetheart," and “It Had to Be You.” This year “You Are My Sunshine” was also added, offering a familiar, upbeat message appropriate for family and friends. In past years, Singing Grams were delivered in person for special occasions like marriage proposals, anniversaries and Valentine’s Day, a tradition the Chorus plans to resume in the future.
"Virtual Singing Sweetheart Grams are the perfect gift for a special occasion, or to just remind someone that you are thinking about them during this unique time when we are physically apart. It’s a memorable way to stay connected," Andrea concluded.
Each Sweetheart Gram created by the San Diego Chorus is performed in 4-part, a cappella harmony and includes a personalized message from the sender. The Chorus is offering a special reduced price of $25 for orders placed by Feb. 9th. Customized Sweetheart Grams are created and delivered digitally via email and recipients view their video message online.
With secure online ordering at https://www.sandiegochorus.org/sweetheart-grams and a 5-day turnaround, it’s easy to celebrate loved ones with a song by sending a singing Sweetheart Gram. Order by February 9th, 2021 to ensure delivery by Valentine’s Day.
Additionally, the San Diego Chorus has teamed up with the world-famous See’s Candies to offer some sweet Valentine’s Day deals that also benefit the Chorus. Orders must be placed by Friday, January 29th, 2021 and are delivered directly to the recipient. Order online at: https://www.sandiegochorus.org/sees-candy-yum-raising.
ABOUT THE SAN DIEGO CHORUS
Founded in 1951, the San Diego Chorus of Sweet Adelines International is a highly trained and talented group of women who sing four-part harmony arranged in the barbershop style. Twice named International Chorus Champion of Women’s Barbershop Harmony, the San Diego Chorus strives to entertain in many musical genres along with its signature vibrant choreography. Led by Master Director and Sweet Adelines International Faculty, Kathleen Hansen, the San Diego Chorus is dedicated to local entertainment and offering women and other marginalized genders of all ages opportunities for musical and personal growth. They welcome all women and other marginalized genders, regardless of age, race, religion, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender expression, who share a love of music and dedication to musical growth. They meet virtually on Wednesday evenings until it's safe to return to the in-person rehearsals in the Casa del Prado building in Balboa Park. Additional information can be found on their website at www.sandiegochorus.org.
ABOUT SWEET ADELINES INTERNATIONAL
Sweet Adelines International is a musical force in the United States and around the world. The organization is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma where it was founded in 1945. This nonprofit music education organization is one of the world's largest singing organizations for women, encompassing more than 25,000 members, 1,200 registered quartets, and 600 choruses in the United States, Australia, Canada, England, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Scotland, Sweden, The Netherlands, and Wales. More information is available on the International Web site by visiting, http://www.sweetadelineintl.org.
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San Diego Chorus of Sweet Adelines International
P.O. Box 33365, San Diego, CA 92163
619-796-5162 – www.sandiegochorus.org