NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (Feb. 3, 2022) – Student singers from New Philadelphia High School are continuing a nearly 40-year-old fundraising tradition.
The Delphian Chorale is taking orders for its popular Singing Valentines that will have quartets of male and female singers going out into the community to serenade recipients with this barbershop rendition of the song “Let Me Call You Sweetheart.”
Director Kristi Prucha says they come with a carnation and a card featuring a personalized message from the sender and can be purchased online at npvocalmusic.com.
“If they prefer to call the choir office, they can do that. That number is 330-364-0682, and we’ll take their order over the phone and then they’ll just have to drop off or mail a check or cash to us.”
Prucha says the group has been offering these singing Valentine’s each February since the 1980s, although they did have to change things up in last and serenade recipients from a distance because of the COVID threat, which remains an option.
That is completely up to the person sending the valentine this year. If people would prefer that we would stay outside, we are happy to do that. The students will be wearing masks unless the person asks them to take them off. We’ll do that. We’re kind of open to anything this year.”
It’s $15 to buy one of these Singing Valentines for someone in Dover or New Philadelphia and $25 for recipients elsewhere in the county. Prucha says the plan is to deliver them next Friday between 3 and 8 pm and from 8 to 8 on Valentine’s Day.