As February dawns and Valentine’s Day arrives, there’s more than love in the air at Texas A&M University. There’s also music. Every year, the dulcet tones of three voices singing high notes in harmony fill offices and classrooms as the Texas A&M Women’s Chorus delivers its Singing Valentines.
These sweet serenades are a four-decade tradition for the university’s only all-female choir and have transformed into one of its largest fundraisers. Bearing a card and candy, trios perform short arrangements of songs like “You Are My Sunshine” and “Love Me Tender” for recipients on or off campus, over the phone or through a video. Approximately 50 people order the Valentines each year to spread love (and a little embarrassment) to friends, family members or significant others.
“The moment only lasts a short time but is so impactful for people,” said Madelyn Lewis ’24, the chorus’s PR manager. “It’s so specific and surprising to receive. It’s a great way to have a special one-of-a-kind experience and maybe make someone blush a little if they’re in public.”
Though its Singing Valentines are a seasonal treat, the Women’s Chorus’s music is year-round. Whether they’re rehearsing, performing in Aggieland or sharing songs abroad, members grow their musical abilities and find a family through the chorus as they sing in harmony.