History

L’Shir A Cappella first came to be in the Spring of 2000, with Meara Lebovitz as business manager and Benjamin Rauch as music director. Originally an all-Jewish a cappella group, L’Shir has evolved into one of many denominations. We still call ourselves “L’Shir” which literally translates “to song” in Hebrew, referring to raising a glass, and cheering for making music!

L’Shir has performed and will continue to perform just about anywhere for anyone, in addition to our own concerts.

L’Shir competes in the Intercollegiate Championship of College A Cappella (ICCA). In the past, they have placed second runner-up in the Semi-Finals and won Best Choreography for Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean. In the 2018 ICCA’s, L’Shir placed first in the Northeast Quarterfinals #5, and proceeded to Semifinals at Boston Symphony Hall! The group won best choreography for their entire set at Quarterfinals, along with best arrangement with Raelynn Giuffre’s rendition of Haze by Amber Run.

L’Shir loves to sing at private parties and events.  If you’d like to book L’Shir for your event, you can email us at lshir@hartford.edu.