Nothing Says Be Mine Like A Barbershop Quartet Delivered Ditty
WUKY's Dan Collins introduces us to a group of singers ready to make it a memorable Valentine's Day for you and your sweetheart.
That’s the Kentuckians Chorus, and for just $45 dollars, you can buy your special someone a singing valentine, which includes a rose and a personalized card delivered by a genuine quartet.
Historians believe the signature four-part harmony of barbershop quartets originates from African-American traditions in the late 1800s.
Jeremy Brann, Marketing Director for the Kentuckians Chorus says they typically deliver about 50 singing valentines each year.
Founded in 1960, the Kentuckians Chorus is the Lexington chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society—or BHS—, a national organization based in Nashville with over 700 member chapters.
Brann says Valentine’s Day is one of their biggest fundraisers, which will—in turn—fund their philanthropic efforts, which includes hosting the “Youth in Harmony” workshop each fall, where high school students interested in barbershop can receive free coaching from a world champion quartet.
For details about ordering a singing valentine, visit thekentuckians.org.