Quotes about the Music of Sharon Abreu & Michael Hurwicz

"Sharon gave such a beautiful performance on our wedding day - she played music that perfectly suited the setting and her voice reflects her warmth, kindness and love of music. One of the highlights of the day was when she played and sang with a friend of ours were  blessing of the rings - this music was the perfect accompaniment to a very emotional part of the ceremony. We were so lucky to find Sharon to share in the celebration of our wedding - it was fun and easy to plan the musical program with her and she brought such joy to the ceremony. Thank you, Sharon."

   --Kimberley Craven, Seattle, WA

"Sharon and Michael, Having you play and sing at our wedding was better than the icing on our cake. We can't imagine anything that could have made our day more special. Thanks, you two!"
   --Linda Trethaway, Eastsound, WA

"My husband and I exchanged marriage vows on Orcas Island at a lovely outdoor setting overlooking Eastsound harbor. We wanted our wedding ceremony to convey our love, personal convictions, sense of community, and passion for music. We chose a song to sing to each other in addition to pieces reflecting our love for each other and our passion for working for a just and peaceful world. Our brother-in-law introduced us to Sharon Abreu and Michael Hurwicz. We felt at ease with them right away. They rehearsed our solo with us and suggested key changes. They added their background vocals and instrumental accompaniments to enhance the sound and emotional impact of the music we had selected. Thanks to Sharon and Mike, as we walked down the aisle, we were free to relax, smile at our guests and look forward to a lovely marriage ceremony."
   --Sue Hurley Rector, Seattle, WA

“Thanks for such great music...any more?”
   --Sonja Hedlund, Ballads & Banjos, WJFF Radio, Jeffersonville, NY

“Sharon and Michael, Thanks so VERY much for your gift of music at our party. You are both so talented -- and exude love as you are singing. Thanks for sharing your gifts with all of us.”
   --Frances F. Korten, Executive Director, Positive Futures Network, Bainbridge Island, WA

“Hi you two! I can't tell you how much I enjoyed your singing this evening here on Bainbridge Island. You were so free and giving with your whole demeanor I just soaked you up.”
   --Stair Dickerman, Bainbridge Island, WA

“People loved your performance--lots of people said: “That singer, she was Really Good!” -- people backstage were saying: “Wow, she can *really* sing!” and things like that. You are a dear person! So, wondering if we can invite you to sing here again?? Peace and a happy heart!”
   --Amy Hendrickson, Concert Coordinator, Boston, MA

“What a beautiful evening of song!  Thank you for letting your incredible sound pour from you with such ease and grace. I often wonder what I can possibly do to make a difference in this world...and listening to you last night I realized that it is simply the act of singing that makes a difference. The sound of a human voice so loved and crafted, rising out of the body of an honest, fire-of-life tempered, feisty, loving human being ... Thank you for giving your great gift to me and all of us last night, Sharon.”
   --International Singer & Recording Artist Susan Osborn, Orcas Island, WA

“I have had the pleasure of attending concerts performed by Sharon Abreu, the most recent of which was just the other day, November 21, 2007. She is a consummate performer, with a glorious voice, an astonishing range, and a clarity of sound rarely heard. In addition, she has an instant and heartfelt rapport with the audience, and received several standing ovations at her recent performance. Her repertoire comprises many genres, including opera, folk songs, Broadway, and ethnic music, including some of her own compositions. A talent of this magnitude is rarely encountered. Sharon Abreu should be eagerly sought out for presentations at the most challenging and highest profile venues.”
   --Michael L. Borsuk, President, Men’s Group at The Greens, Melville, NY

“Thank you for your beautiful concert - so much love and good energy comes through, that I'm sure it blessed not only those who attended, but our whole planet as well. Your love and dedication to life comes shining through your music. It would be a blessing to have you back to play for our congregation.”
   --Sally Soufer, Events Coordinator, Unity in Ashland, Ashland, OR

“Just wanted to thank you again for your wonderful music. We received a lot of compliments. Thanks too for staying a playing a couple of songs at the end. That really created a relaxing feel and kept everyone from rushing out at the same time. It sure made our check out from become too crowded. Thanks again.”
   --Rose King, coordinator Stanwood Area Historical Society benefit dinner, Stanwood, WA

“I want to let you know how incredible it was when you sang tonight. I was so moved by your voice – unbelievable. Thank you, thank you, thank you, from the bottom of my heart. You have an incredible gift – you move people’s spirits in an incredible way. Thank you for sharing it. Thank you so much.”
   --Leslie Seaman, Organizer, Music in the Park concert series, Eastsound, WA

“I had the distinct pleasure of hearing Sharon Abreu in Seattle today. This woman can sing! She will cut through to the soul of any who listen to her (given they have a soul!). In a phrase - highly recommended.”
   --Steve Hamm, Port Townsend, WA (in an email to Jennifer Kallen, KSER Radio)

“Having great music to keep us going is a wondrous blessing!…I’ve practically worn a hole in the wonderful CD you left me. You’ have kept me company on many a late night and many an early morning--Bless you!"
   --Leslie Glustrom, Conference Organizer, Boulder, CO

“So much love to a Lady whose voice is Liquid Light.”
   --Judith Whitson, Foundation for Inner Peace

“My Sharon, it was good meeting you. I really felt great about your gift of music. I enjoyed the songs at the U.N. Congrats, Sharon!!!!!! Now may I request you to send me the music CD. The songs will surely help our students in India. We are working with almost 200,000 students.”
   --Prema Chowallur, Delegate from India to the U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development, Patna, India

“You totally blew me away at Friday's concert.  You are astounding. Geez…love is the only word that fits. Wow. Thank you very, very much for ALL you do.”
   --Greg Books, Musician/Teacher, Orcas Island, WA

Island Love Notes is listed under San Juan Islands Wedding Music & Entertainment at sanjuanswedding.com

References available on request. Please contact:
Sharon Abreu                                                                           
P.O. Box 969, Eastsound, WA 98245
Phone: (360) 376-5773
Email: Web: www.islandlovenotes.com