Singer Benny Friedman‘s performance at the Concert for Hope in Sydney, Australia last Wednesday was received with rapturous applause.
Enthusiastic guests danced along with the music, with over 100 children dancing, singing, jumping and shouting to Friedman’s infectious melodies.
Not to miss out, their parents sung and swayed in their seats, providing a loud, but engaged, public chorus.
Over 700 people attended.
Concert coordinator Benny Amzalak commented, “Benny Friedman is one of Jewish music’s fastest rising stars. Benny has made a name for himself, not by being a member of one of Jewish music’s royal families, but by consistently proving himself to be talented, versatile and one of the nicest people in the Jewish music business.”
Freidman’s concert featured favorites from his most recent second studio album, “Kol Haneshama Sheli” which is setting new Jewish sales records, with hit’s like “Toda!”, “Bum Bum”, “Essa Einai”.
His hit “Toda” was dedicated to Sydney’s Jewish volunteers, with CSG and Hatzolah receiving special recognition together with teachers of the Jewish Day Schools.
The concert became a family affair, with local talents Yehoshua Niasoff and his brother Yehuda Niasoff taking to the stage, highlighted by the magical voices of their sons Levi and Levi. Benny Friedman later recalled (Yehoshua’s son) Levi, who won our hearts with a melodious duet-“B’sheim Hashem”.
Session musician, Bill Kezelos commented, “I was the drummer backing you (Benny Friedman) the other night in Sydney. As a non Jew it really was a privilege and a wonderful experience to be able to partake in this event. I just wanted to congratulate you and thank you for the opportunity. There was something very special about this concert. The overwhelming joy and excitement in the audience was amazing. It was great to see people celebrating life and our Creator through song and dance.”
The Concert of Hope was sponsored by Sydney’s Jewish House.