As part of our recent Singing Valentines outreach, hundreds of people from around the globe---families, friends, and audiences of Harbourtown Sound---received personalized Valentine messages from loved ones, and were thrilled to listen to our chorus sing Heart of My Heart.
Almost sixty chorus members submitted audio tapes to chorus director Jordan Travis, recorded individually with the music track for the song. Then, dressed for the occasion, they followed up with individual video tapes, recorded to the same track. Jordan and his tech support people synchronized the submissions into one harmonic master video for the Valentine greetings.
Chorus manager Vic Linka organized and managed the ordering process, including a range of payment options for people requesting Valentines. Chorus member Bob Roach worked his tech magic to produce and post each individual greeting, including the personalized messages.
Without the hours of work from Jordan, Vic, and Bob, this Valentine outreach would not have been so successful. Each of the chorus members who submitted tapes, and all who promoted the outreach to families and friends, also contributed to the success.
It was a joy for all of us, as singers, to share our passion for music and our love for our families, friends, and audiences through this Singing Valentine outreach.
The members of Harbourtown Sound extend grateful appreciation to all our family, friends, and fans who enjoyed our 2020 Christmas show, Home for the Holidays. The virtual show ran daily on YouTube from 11 – 31 December 2020, and was viewed more than 1650 times.
Many of you who enjoyed the show donated to the chorus, and we’re pleased to announce that your generosity enabled us to contribute $1100.00 to two local community charities---the CHCH TV Christmas Toy Drive and the 541 Eatery & Exchange. In a message from CHCH TV, the charity organizers wrote, “Thanks to folks like yourself and your subscribers we were able to help over 1,000 kids this season. So again, THANK YOU.”
The director of the 541 Eatery & Exchange, Sue Carr, wrote, “Thank you so much to you and your vocal group for your generous donation to 541 Eatery and Exchange. This is a tough time for everyone, and I'm sure that your performance bought some much needed joy into people's lives. We are still open at 541, and our regular customers who use our button system every day are having a tough time as everywhere they would normally access is closed due to Covid. Donations like yours help us to go on serving them!”
Harbourtown Sound is proud to support local charities in our service to community and charitable organizations, including senior citizens and school children, in the greater Halton-Hamilton region.