Vocal Harmonix, an all-female show chorus, will perform great songs old and new on April 22 at 2 p.m. at the Eicher Arts Center, 409 Cocalico St. in Ephrata Borough's Grater Park.
Under the direction of Lori Jo Whitehaus, Vocal Harmonix blends its acapella (without instrumental accompaniment) singing with a creative mix of choreography and humor, infused with a little history.
Vocal Harmonix is the new name for the Lancaster chapter of Sweet Adelines International, an all-female organization dedicated to four-part barbershop and a capella singing. The chapter, formerly known as Red Rose City Chorus, is 56 years old and based in Lititz. It has members from Lancaster and nearby counties, with ages from 19 to 90.
Admission is free to the April 22 performance. Refreshments will be provided. Donations to the non-profit Eicher Arts Center will be accepted.
In 2013 the film "Pitch Perfect" about an all-female show chorus was a popular hit and inspired two sequels. The song "Cups" that Anna Kendrick performed in that movie is a version of a 1931 Carter Family song "When I'm Gone" and is part of the Vocal Harmonix repertoire.
Vocal Harmonix' repertoire also includes the Beatles' "I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends;" a medley of 1950s songs; "Over the Rainbow" and sacred and patriotic songs.
The Eicher Arts Center is hosting the April 22 program as part of its 2018 series of cultural and entertainment events at the historic Eicher House near Cocalico Creek.