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Kirkland quartets to sing valentines on Feb. 14

A Cappella Joy Chorus
A Cappella Joy Chorus's Champagne quartet. From left to right are Robin Osborn, tenor, from Jet Cities Chorus; Rebecca Bell, baritone, from Pacific Sound Chorus; Debra Aungst, lead (chapter at large); and AJoy's own Valorie Osterman, bass.
— image credit: Courtesy of A Capella Joy Chorus

A small army of quartets will fan out around the Seattle area this Valentine’s Day surprising cherished recipients with Singing Valentines sent from a loved one or secret admirer.

Quartets will croon sweet songs from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14. They will appear at jobs, homes, restaurants, or wherever their songs’ recipients happen to be.

The quartets are members of A Cappella Joy Chorus, a championship a cappella women’s chorus based in Kirkland. AJoy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to spreading the love of music to women of all ages through education and dedication to excellence. Singing Valentines are part of their fund raising campaign to further their efforts.

AJoy is a group of women ranging in age from teens to 70’s and come from all walks of life. With a 55-year tradition, their main focus is promoting barbershop harmony but they also include contemporary music in their repertoire.

For more information about the Singing Valentines, or to order one, call Nancy at 206-367-1526 or email


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