This year at Eicher Arts…

By on February 21, 2018

The non-profit Eicher Arts Center has announced its 2018 schedule of admission-free cultural and entertainment events.

All events will take place at the Eicher House, 409 Cocalico St., in Ephrata Borough’s Grater Park.

  • The kickoff of this year’s series will be a performance on March 18 at 2 p.m. by Rizzetta’s Tones, a band which drew a large and enthusiastic audience for its St. Patrick’s Day-themed performance last March. The band has a repertoire of tunes and songs from around the world, but in keeping with the St. Patrick’s Day theme it will put a special focus March 18 on music of the Irish tradition, some of it played with a modern twist.
  • On April 22 at 2 p.m., the women of Vocal Harmonix will perform acappella tunes old and new with a creative blend of choreography and humor.
  • Mitch & the Mood Swings on May 20 at 2 p.m. will perform some of the best of 1960s rock, soul, and Motown music.
  • Leon Hilliard and Music on Main will play music from Dixieland to show tunes on June 10 at 5 p.m. That performance will cap the Eicher’s annual Jigger Day afternoon, which also features jigger-style ice cream sundaes.
  • On Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. the Bryn Mawr Mainliners men’s barbershop chorus will perform songs ranging from ‘50s doo-wop to gospel numbers and patriotic tunes
  • The Heidelberg Brass Band will perform Oktoberfest-style on Oct. 14 at 2 p.m.
  • Professional story-teller and author Robin Moore will tell tales of Native Americans on Nov. 4 at 1 p.m.

Two acappella acts are on Eicher Arts Center’s free concert schedule this year: Vocal Harmonix (shown) and the Bryn Mawr Mainliners.

Officers elected to lead the Eicher for 2018 are: Jane Englert, president; Sandra Kurz, vice president; Shirley Cox, recording secretary; Joan DeFilippis, treasurer; and Missy Gehman, corresponding secretary.

The Eicher Arts Center was formed in the 1980s and worked with the borough to save the historic Eicher House from the threat of demolition. The restored and renovated structure is used for the admission-free series of entertainment and cultural events events, and is rented for weddings and other private events to provide a continuing revenue source. The non-profit group also operates the Eicher Sisters House next door, which houses a collection of artifacts and educational items dealing with Woodland Native Americans.

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