Wednesday, 14 February 2018 19:41

Local barbershop quartet spreads love and harmony

Written by 
Local barbershop quartet spreads love and harmony

BANGOR - A local barbershop quartet spent its Valentine's Day spreading love and harmony.

Mainely Music Chorus has offered singing valentines for a dozen years.

The barbershop quartet can be hired to serenade the recipient with a few songs.

"It's a treat for those of us who sing, probably at least as much as it is for those who receive singing valentines," said Russ Van Arsdale, of the Mainely Music Chorus' Barbershop Quartet. "Reaction is always a surprise, usually delighted, sometimes a little flummoxed."

They don't always sing to couples. Quartet members say they've been sent by various family members, including fathers or siblings.

In this case, Cindy Durrah's auntie sent her a singing valentine.

Durrah was overcome with emotion and says she was amazed.

Kayla Fish

[email protected]

Kayla joined the ABC 7 & FOX 22 news team in May of 2017. She got into journalism because she loves talking with people, and she's incredibly grateful to share the stories of Mainers throughout the region.

She got her start in broadcasting way back in middle school as a member of a morning announcements TV broadcast club, and her love for the news industry took off from there.

Kayla graduated from Penn State University in 2017 with degrees in broadcast journalism and Spanish. During her time as a student at Penn State, Kayla was an executive producer and reporter for the "Centre County Report", an Emmy award-winning student-run newscast. She studied abroad in Ronda, Spain and traveled to Panama with an international reporting class. Kayla kept busy in college, spending four years working as a student manager in the dining hall.

Kayla grew up in the village of Shawnee-on-Delaware, located in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, so transitioning into life in Vacationland was a piece of cake! A self-described winter fanatic, she loves all things snow related, including hitting the slopes on her snowboard. She also likes hiking, kayaking or doing anything outdoors. She loves meeting new people so if you see her around, be sure to stop and say hi!