Thanks to Stef., and others, I tried something different last night. I was asked to take pictures at a concert (primarily of the volunteers who organized the event), but was allowed to take shots of the performers.
The lighting was painfully low. This was in a large church and so it was regular lighting with no spotlighting. Knowing the performance pictures would be used for nothing more than web pages, I decided to downsize the image sizes.
Stef, has always said to reduce the image size to keep the noise levels down. This was shot at a mere 3 MP (small) on the A700. ISO 2000, f2.8 at 1/30 second.
Hardly poster stuff, but acceptable record shots for their web pages.(BTW...this was a fundraiser to help African grandmothers raising their grandchildren orphaned by AIDS. The group my wife belongs to raised $8,000 at this concert.)