Big Chicken Chorus serenades loved ones
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The Big Chicken quartet members are from left, Terry Morrison, Bob Slaney, Ron Magnuson, and Steve Dorn. The recipient of a Singing Valentine is Georgia Carter of Acworth. <br> Special to the Cherokee Tribune
The Big Chicken quartet members are from left, Terry Morrison, Bob Slaney, Ron Magnuson, and Steve Dorn. The recipient of a Singing Valentine is Georgia Carter of Acworth.
Special to the Cherokee Tribune
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Members of the Big Chicken Chorus will deliver Singing Valentines all over metro Atlanta, including Cherokee County, on Valentine’s Day.

The Marietta-based barbershop singers have been singing love songs since they organized in 1985.

Call the group’s sweetheart line and four men dressed in tuxedos will drop by your home, office or restaurant, and sing “Heart of My Heart” and “Let Me Call You Sweetheart.” Quartets will also sing over the phone.

The quartet is made up of Ron Magnuson of Marietta, Tom Dorn of Alpharetta, Harry Bissinger of Kennesaw and Terry Morrison of Ball Ground.

Eleven quartets will deliver the Singing Valentines on Thursday.. The price starts at $50 for a four-hour delivery window.

In addition to singing the songs, the men hand the recipient a card with the sender’s message and a fresh red rose. Phone valentines are $25.

Morrison, who heads the quartet “4U,” said men make the most of the requests. The women who receive them often cry, and say it is the best Valentine’s Day gift they have ever received.

“It’s like a command performance, up close and personal,” Morrison said. “We spread joy through harmony.”

Drayton Justus, a barbershop singer for over 50 years said the music is an American art form with a small-town flavor.

He said the four-part harmony and ballads, some more than 100 years old, is music that brings back memories of the good old days.

Orders can be entered online at www.bigchicken

chorus.org or by calling the Singing Valentine hotline at (678) 215-6190.

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