Sometimes, a box of assorted chocolates is not enough.
Enter the Heart of the Pines Chorus, a local barbershop harmony style singing group that performs at local events and competes throughout the year.
On Valentine’s week, the group keeps fairly busy planning one of its annual fundraising programs — singing valentines delivered from morning until night on V-day. For $35, the chorus will arrive at a set location, perform, deliver chocolates and take a photo with the recipient.
“All of our surprises usually take place at a person’s home, work or restaurant where their sweetheart has set up the surprise,” said chorus member Melanie Cole.
The group has also delivered valentines at assisted living and nursing homes. During one delivery, the group showed up to deliver a singing valentine at a couple’s home. Unfortunately for him, the sender had ordered a special valentine for his wife — and then forgot.
“They were both in their jammies and a bit uncomfortable,” Cole said. “But memorable — no doubt.”
A chapter of the Sweet Adelines International, Heart of the Pines Chorus entertains at local events such as the Blueberry Festival and Cason Monk’s Spirit of ’45 celebration. They also sing at regional contests each year and hold an annual fundraising show. The group rehearses on Monday evenings at the North Street Church of Christ, and anyone interested in joining is welcome to sit in on a rehearsal.
Valentines are available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. this Friday. For information or to book a valentine surprise, call Wendy at 303-290-8141.