This was a great success about 50 people took part and there were 6 teams of about 8 people in each. Teams were made up of people from a variety of religions and a wide range of ages.
Steven Pearlman, the question master, had clearly put a lot of thought into providing a wide range of questions. These included a round where all the answers were colours, another where the answers were made up of the letters in the word ‘interfaith’ and a picture round.
After 5 rounds of questions we had break for refreshments and a chance to mingle and meet friends old and new.
Our thanks go to Gordon Levy for organising this event.
AIG Quiz 2012
Members of the winning team with Steven Pearlman (left) and Gordon Levy (right)
The annual Altrincham Interfaith Group Entertainment Evening is always an interesting mix of talent from the various faith communities in our area and this year’s show was no exception. It began with children from The Fitzgibbon School of Irish Dancing performing some jigs and reels.
Revd Danny Crosby then sang unaccompanied some meditations that he uses to prepare for prayer. Ann Molyneux played Greig’s Nocturne on the piano.
Ahmad Hussain is an internationally acclaimed Nasheed artist who is preparing for his first tour in America. He had traveled from Sheffield to appear with his friend Sameer Butt. Sameer gave a demonstration of playing a cajon – a box that sounds like a drum kit. Then Ahmad sang songs of peace in English, Arabic and Urdu.
The first half of the show was concluded with the Hindu Temple dance of India called ’Bharatnatyam’ by Nrithya Rammohan the Indian classical dancer. The dancing seemed to use every muscle in her body with each finger tip being precisely positioned, her eyes constantly moving as her facial expression changed.
After a chance for the audience to meet the performers over soft drinks and biscuits the second half of the show started with a popular Bollywood dance by Nrithya
Malka Hodgson and Kerry Barlow sang some Hebrew songs peace and encouraged the audience to join in with gentle enthusiasm. The show was concluded with Selwyn Dorfman, a professional performer who entertained us with a medley of American Jazz by Jewish composers, the audience enthusiastically joined in singing these well known standards.
Thanks to the students from Altrincham Boys Grammar School for their technical support with the sound system.