At the end of three years of concentrated effort the Lehava Orchestra, the most successful religious orchestra, has reached the finish line with a fantastic double album which is without doubt by far the best collection of wedding music to appear in recent years. The album contains thirty-six mostly original tracks well made with superior production and sound quality never heard before.
The Lehava Orchestra presents a project which is elaborate, well thought out, rich and fascinating that includes Jewish, Hassidic and Israeli music featuring brilliant arrangements and combinations, as well as different and varied style content. It encompasses on the one hand ‘Ki Hirbeita’, ‘Vezakeini’ and ‘Kah Echsof’, and on the other ‘Azamer Bishvachin’ country style, soul songs such as Shlomo Carlebach’s ‘Beshem Hashem’ with Avreimi Roth, Jewish hits such as ‘Ana Efneh’ and ‘Ruach Stav’, from electro-tech dance music to Jewish & Irish rock. Yechiel Greenberg and the Lehava band have gone all out in order to give you one of the most original albums ever produced by a wedding orchestra.
Obviously, a band playing at simchas night after night knows precisely which songs will catch on and which ones will be quickly forgotten. Armed with this experience, Yechiel Greenberg, the group’s leader and founder, has produced an extensive collection of popular hassidic music ranging from old-time, well-known medleys to new hassidic and jewish music compositions, featuring both old and new tunes.
Previous singles brought out by the band sparked much attention and have been frequently played by religious and traditional Israeli stations. Now that the album has finally been completed excitement is mounting and it is eagerly awaited by the listening public. Even the price of the album reflects the amount of thought invested in it. The Double Project will combine exclusive packaging at a popular price and will sell for a mere 69 shekel, most definitely a great deal. Lehava say there are more surprises in store. Stay tuned.
The group was formed four years ago by Yechiel Greenberg, former founder of the Shalhevet Orchestra which he left after 12 years. “Lehava” consists of six musicians and a vocalist (Yaron Bar) and as mentioned prides itself on its professionalism. The band includes guitar, trumpet, 12 different types of flutes and recorders where necessary, saxophone, trombone, keyboard, violin and drums. The band also puts special emphasis on the artistic content of the chuppa, with a musical accompaniment composed of five musicians playing and harmonizing.