WITH LOVE- The Wild Rose Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus strike up a tune for a lucky lady during last year's Valentine's Day serenades.

Valentine songs for your loved one

If you are looking for something special or different to do for Valentine’s Day for that certain someone, you can book a visit by a barbershop quartet from Red Deer’s Wild Rose Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus.

For $50 a barbershop quartet will come to a location of your choice on Valentine’s Day, sing two songs, deliver a rose and a card and even take a souvenir picture.

Ron Whittemore, who’s sang barbershop for the last six years, is handling bookings.

“We usually get about three dozen bookings annually, but it varies. Last year we were really busy because it was on the weekend. Red Deer is bad for last minute bookings, but we have one to four quartets involved in Red Deer, Sylvan Lake and Lacombe. It’s very popular, it’s a unique and different way to celebrate the occasion instead of flowers or a box of chocolates and that seems to be a pleasure for most people.”

The quartets have a repertoire of eight to ten standard songs and the most popular, says Whittemore, are ones like Let Me Call You Sweetheart and My Wild Irish Rose. However, when booking you can request a particular song and it can usually be accommodated as the quartets sing songs from contemporary to the 1940s.

“It’s fun,” says Whittemore, “I really enjoy it. Mostly we do it for husbands or wives at their workplaces, but we also sing at birthdays and family get-togethers.”

Ron Whittemore can be reached at 403-347-2145.

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