Thursday, April 7, 2011
Extreme Measures Sing Out Loud & Sing Out Strong at B'nai Shalom, Putnam, Ct.
For many of us this was the very first time hearing this outstanding
A Cappella group
Singing the music of Chicago, Joni Mitchell, The Beatles & others.... , & doing a great job of making it their own....
Here's Tina the official MC & the true creative mind behind this really wonderful event.
Beginning at the left is Peg, Gail & Sandra, just a few of our devoted board members, & standing next to Sandra is one of our newest friends Lynn.
Of course how could anyone refuse this friendly hospitality, as Peg shares a nosh or two...
On Saturday April 2nd, just after sunset, a very unique fundraiser was held at the B'nai Shalom
Synagogue in Putnam, Connecticut, a simply beautiful spot, right along the bank of the beautiful Quinebaug River.
The evening started out, with all the pluses, with members of this very welcoming congregation assisting in the parking of cars, to the sincere & welcoming greeters at the door. The synagogue's recreation room was set up in a cabaret style, with the audience seated at circular tables with approximately seven to eight people at each table, facing the stage. This proved to be an excellent approach, as everyone seemed to be not only comfortable as to where they were sitting to view the concert from, but to also have the excellent company of friends, both old & new.
A very energetic group of individuals on the board of this very welcoming conservative congregation in northeastern Connecticut, really did their musical research. The entertainment for the evening was the A Capella group Extreme Measures, which has an appeal to all ages of music lovers. Below is a short bio which the group enjoys sharing-
Extreme Measures, or ExM as their fans know them, is a dynamic & innovative co-ed a capella group. Founded in 2004, ExM has since become a student body favorite at the University of Connecticut..... Performing all genres of music ranging from Classical to Hip Hop, the group prides themselves on vocal diversity, tightly blended harmonies & powerful soloists.
Their newest album Put Your Party Shades On is available now, & a new album will be released soon.
It really is a hard guess for me to say just how many people were in the audience that night, it was packed, but in a comfortable way. The women on the board of B'nai Shalom, certainly did everyone proud, not only were the complimentary dessert refreshments, beautiful & most appealing, but were hand baked on the premises. The additional welcoming touch was each & every tray full of desserts were brought, & offered to every individual table which further enhanced the welcoming quality & tradition of this event. Besides the excellent performance, fine company, & a raffle event, the hospitality of this fine group, truly was an experience beyond compare.
B'nai Shalom can be reached for membership info, & also inquires regarding other upcoming events & information by calling-
860-928-4496 [& leave a message]