February 19, 2019

Under A Rest A Cappella West Chester University

WCU Excels at A Cappella Quarterfinals

The vocal prowess of West Chester University’s a cappella groups Under A Rest and High Street Harmonix proved unbeatable at the Mid-Atlantic Quarterfinals of the Varsity Vocals International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA).

At the Feb 16 competition, held in WCU’s Asplundh Concert Hall, Under A Rest won the night and High Street Harmonix was second. Members of both groups swept all four special awards:

High Street Harmonix: Kyle Loedel was named Outstanding Soloist for “Say Amen” and Andrew Bollenbach was named Outstanding Vocal Percussion for the entire set.

Under A Rest: Spencer Camacho won Outstanding Arrangement for the entire set and John Bilcik won Outstanding Choreography for the entire set.

Next for the groups is the ICCA Mid-Atlantic Semi-Final at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, DE, on Saturday, March 30.

For a sample of the wonderful music these groups create, click here for Under A Rest and here for High Street Harmonix.

Photos courtesy of WCU senior theatre major Marissa Rose Brewer

 High Street Harmonix group

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