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Sha!Capella to Sing at Bronxville Tree Lighting December 6 PDF Print Email


By Suzanne Davis and Cindy Randall

Nov 13, 2019: Sha!Capella (Sha), a co-ed high school acapella group, has been entertaining the Bronxville community for an amazing 17 years. With 16 members, this year’s group is one of the largest ever.

From Broadway and classic oldies, to pop hits and ballads, Sha sings it all.

"Hearing the students perform a wide variety of song selections at many different styles of performances is what really creates a great sound for the group," said Sha's Musical Director Richard Grasso.

The group meets once a week to rehearse music in 4- part harmony from all different styles of music.

"Directing Sha these last few years has been a pure joy. Working on challenging 4-part acapella songs from all genres of music is really exciting when working with such talented Bronxville HS students," said Grasso.

Sha has sung the national anthem countless times for many Bronxville High School sporting events, and performed for nursing homes, senior groups, tri-state competitions, community concerts, private parties, and Bronxville Chamber events. Sha is a particular favorite of Bronxville High School alumni groups for its rendition of the "Bronxville Fight Song," a fan favorite for many years. (The song is making its way back into the sports stands.)

"Our alumni reunion classes are always very excited for Sha to perform for them. The Sha performance adds an element of school spirit to their reunion gatherings. The rendition of "Onward Bronxville" is a favorite and brings back so many good memories of High School. The group is so talented and gives a very professional performance," said Peggy Williams, Executive Director of the Bronxville School Foundation.


This year, Sha has many holiday/carol concerts planned, including singing for the Bronxville Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, December 6th. All their concerts are free, and they are available for a variety of events and needs.

As happens every year, Sha! will once again culminate its season by recording songs at The Loft, the local recording studio owned and run by Al Hemberger. "This has been a studio to the stars, from Rihanna to Christina Aguilera to Donny Osmond to Sha!Capella! They are always a pleasure to work with, and are a professional, talented group of young people," said Hemberger.

Sha is lucky to have the following students as 2019-2020 members:

Seniors: George Cooney, Ava Downs, and Anabel Maldonado

Juniors: Ben Davis, Maya Engenheiro, Katy McBride, Caroline Palermo, Connor Randall, Kelly Weild and Michael Weild

Sophomores: Jed Donohue, Erin Foley, and Margaux Ribka

Freshman: Molly Bishop, Ellie Clifford, and Brooks Clifford

If you would like to book Sha for an event, please contact parent coodinators Cindy Randall at  CLOAKING or Michelle McBride at  CLOAKING .  Also, click here to see some of Sha! Capella's performances on You-tube.

Pictured:  Sha!Capella group

Photos by C. Randall

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The Fine Arts Gallery is a beautiful gallery in the heart of our village. It sells original art and specializes in local artists from Bronxville past and present. It provides high end custom framing, art consulting, restoration and appraisals. Appointments are available upon request. It also sells the Historical Conservancy Journals which include a history of the village as well as the artists who have lived here and are presenting living here ($20/copy).

99 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708

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The Bronxville Public Library traces its origins back to 1875, when it was a small lending library housed in a room attached to the “Bronxville Model School.” The Library was officially chartered in 1906 and moved into the Village Hall Building. The needs of the library grew with the town and, in 1942, a new standalone building was erected, which is where the Library is today. Over the years, the Library was renovated and expanded to meet the needs of the community.

The Library has wonderful resources for adults and children and offers a comfortable and relaxing environment. The Library also houses a fine art collection, consisting principally of Bronxville painters and sculptors.

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Concordia Conservatory

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Executive Director: Kathleen Suss

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Phone: 914-395-4507

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