For Valentine’s Day: Chordsmen Offer Quartets-for-Hire

Tenor Neil Shively, lead singer Mark Genest, bass Zach Burr and baritone Tom Alvord are members of the Valley Chordsmen Barbershop Chorus. Quartets will deliver singing valentines on Friday and Saturday, February 14 and 15, for those who order them.

WATERBURY — As part of an annual tradition, the Valley Chordsmen Barbershop Chorus will deliver singing valentines on Friday, February 14.

Those who pay a fee will be able to send a tuxedo-clad barbershop quartet to sing a love song to a sweetheart at work, at home, at a restaurant, or another site of the payer’s choice.

Included in the cost of the vocal surprise is a card and a red rose.

The musical gift may be delivered to a group, such as a loyal staff and delivery may be arranged on Saturday, February 15.

The Valley Chordsmen are a part of the Barbershop Harmony Society, the largest all-male a cappella singing group in the world.

The society is dedicated to the preservation of a unique art form which originated in the United States at the end of the 19th century.

There are four voice parts singing close harmony.

Those who wish to schedule a delivery are asked to call John Wick at 203-233-0269 for more information.

Proceeds from this activity support the Valley Chordsmen’s efforts to bring music to the community throughout the year.

The group meets at 7 p.m. every Monday at the First Congregational Church on West Main Street, Waterbury.

Men who like to sing are invited to come and join them in fraternity and harmony.

Prior choral experience is appreciated, but all who want to try are welcome.

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