Our Second Anniversary event was a really nice one even though we did not have any major special celebrations like we did for the first. But our regular format event yesterday was a sure delight to all who attended. We had a great turn out and thanks to Sudha and Sekar, we were able to welcome and seat all so very comfortably!
Our performers all did a great job! We saw the `singing side' of Sanjay, bhavam filled singing and his stage presence (looking at the violinist often and nodding his head in approval when the mrudangist played certain nadais etc.) was noticed by one and all. Aparna's first CCC performance along with her supportive brother's violin accompaniment was a treat. Keerthi also rendered her Simhavahini beautifully in violin within the duration allotted with great support from Sanjay. Avinash's choice to sing a Soundaryalahari slokam and its meaning (as composed by his Guru) in Reethigowlai was really a fresh one and Akshay provided good support on the mrudangam. The Fremont sisters, Prithvi and Pragathi's concluding performance was a treat to everyone and it was so nice to hear them sing together along with able support on violin and mrudangam from Divya and Gopal respectively. Kudos to all the performers for keeping within their assigned time, we were able to end the program on time, as scheduled.
CCC sincerely thanks Sudha and Sekar for opening up their home for our January event. Namdev and his team (Srinivas, Sriram, Mohan, Kanaka, Sundar) did an excellent job withsetup and thanks to all those who stayed back to help withcleanup, we appreciate it! CCC offers its special thanks to Tirupathi Bhimas for their generous supply of snacks and tea to all the attendees. We encourage all members to visit them and please mention CCC to get a 20% discount on your bill.
All the members got to officially 'meet' few members and their families as part of first our social interaction segment, I hope to continue this (a few each month) for the next few months so all the members can get acquainted with each other.
Our next event will be held during the 1st weekend in Feb 2011(but will NOT clash withSuperbowlfor sure!), I will confirm the date/time as soon as it is finalized.
Best Regards......Padma Mohan
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