OK City Spreads Love Around OKC

OK City Spreads Love Around OKC
Type of post: Chorus news item
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Posted By: Martha Thomason
Status: Current
Date Posted: Mon, Feb 26 2024
~ Submitted by Linda Hammett

One of the favorite times for the OK City Chorus each year is Valentines Day, when we have the pleasure of delivering Singing Valentines to unsuspecting recipients.  This year, we had four quartets who were able to bring joy to a lot of people as we delivered approximately 42 valentines in person and 8 by email.  The day started early and went into the evening as the ladies traveled all over the OK
City Metro area, Edmond, Moore, Norman and outlying areas.  In addition to the song, each recipient was given a card from the loved one who sent it and a homemade cookie from Tammy’s Home Bakery. 

The Singing Valentine is a very unique gift that provides a lasting memory.  It doesn’t die like flowers or go away like a fancy meal.  It lives on and brings joy with each remembrance.  The quartets who deliver the valentines also have many happy memories as they witness the reactions of surprise, joy and love as they listen.  There are smiles, tears, laughter and embarrassment resulting as they hear the sentiments from the songs.  When asked to share some reflections from the day, the quartets gave the following snippets:

Down Home traveled 91.3 miles making seven deliveries, including one to a lifetime OK City Chorus member.”

Couture spent 10 hours and 165 miles delivering Valentines across the OK City metro.  From a motorcycle shop to the State Capitol and almost everywhere in between, we had the best time making memories and bringing smiles to people all day!”

HeartSong started the morning singing for the Allied Arts Board and ended the day in Newalla at 7 p.m..  We sang for two of our members and delivered ten other Singing Valentines.  We had the opportunity to be interviewed and filmed by KOCO while delivering one of our Valentines this morning, which was pretty exciting.”

Vintage had a great day delivering 12 Singing Valentines.  We started at 9:00 and ended at 4:15, all in the Edmond area.  We visited hospitals, assisted living and rehab facilities, offices and private homes.  Included in our deliveries were visits to two former members of OK City Chorus.  It was very rewarding and touching to see the smiles and tears expressed by those to whom we sang.  We stopped for lunch at Bricktown Brewery before we continuing the deliveries.  This is always a favorite day for us.”

The OK City Chorus enjoys entertaining for other special events.  If you would like to invite us to entertain for a company party, Christmas party, birthday, anniversary, promotion or any other occasion, please contact us for cost and other details.  We have quartets, small groups or the entire chorus who would enjoy sharing our love of barbershop, a cappella harmony with you and your group.  Call us at 405-720-SING.