“Pitch Perfect” Competition Comes to West Chester University
If you binge-watched all the Pitch Perfect movies, there is an event made for you at West Chester University!
On Saturday, February 15 at 7 p.m., ten a cappella singing groups from around the region will take the stage in West Chester’s Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, 700 S. High Street, West Chester, to compete in the 2020 International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) Mid-Atlantic Quarterfinals, the competition that inspired the Pitch Perfect movies. Varsity Vocals presents and sells tickets at the door for $25; $20 for students with valid I.D.
Under A Rest, West Chester’s premier gender inclusive a cappella group and High Street Harmonix, West Chester’s contemporary all tenor/bass group, will face off against each other, as well as with groups from University of Delaware, Lehigh University, Susquehanna University, Millersville University, York College, Rowan University and Stockton University.
Spencer Camacho, Under A Rest’s Music Director and a Music Education major says, “This is an amazing event, and we’re so excited to be able to perform here on West Chester’s campus in front of a home audience.”
The top two placing groups at this event will advance to the ICCA Mid-Atlantic Semifinals on March 21, 2020, at Delaware’s Grand Opera House. Last year, West Chester’s two groups swept all four of the special awards, Under A Rest placing first and receiving outstanding arrangement and choreography, and High Street Harmonix placing second, receiving outstanding soloist and vocal percussion.
Camacho adds, “We are always excited to see the talent other groups have in store for competition. We hope to leave everything we got on stage, and as always, make the audience feel something.”
Can’t make the competition? Students can get a sneak peek of both Under A Rest and High Street Harmonix for FREE on Friday, February 14, in the Sykes Ballroom at 5 p.m.