Quartet turns tunes for love

Amadeus Smith

This Valentine’s Day, a quartet of male vocalists singing love songs will put those boxes of assorted chocolates to shame.

Through Valentine’s Day, the Kent State University Men’s Chorus is offering Singing Valentines to anyone in the greater Kent area.

This is the third year for the serenade service, which allows customers to choose from three short, personalized songs: “My Wild Irish Rose,” “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” and “The Story of the Rose.”

The chorus offers a regular delivery option for $20, which guarantees the song’s delivery within a four-hour window of the customer’s selected time. For an additional $10, customers cannarrow the time span to 10 minutes within the selected block of time

The chorus is also offering a new $10 service called My “Phone-y” Valentine, which graduate assistant Michael Martin called a spoof of the jazz tune, “My Funny Valentine.”

As with in-person serenades, phone Valentines are personalized and live. Martin said the service wouldn’t be special if the songs were pre-recorded and added that customers should consider using a land-line phone to ensure a better connection.

“A person can think that their boyfriend or girlfriend didn’t remember them on Valentine’s Day, and then they get a surprise Valentine’s Day song,” Martin said. “It could be the greatest end to a Valentine’s Day ever.”

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