The Band of the Parachute Regiment commemorated the 25th Anniversary of the Falklands conflict with a magnificent concert in Ely Cathedral. Dressed in vibrant red, these skilful musicians filled the Cathedral with glorious sound. They presented a series of spirited and moving pieces with dazzling precision. Under the directorship of Captain Glen Jones and WO1 […]
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About Rosemary Westwell
I love writing. I write about anything and everything. Revelling in the arts, I visit as many local events as I can, enjoying the fruits of the labour of other people. Having taught secondary school music before, when I had to put on musical productions myself, I have an idea of how difficult it can be. I write glowing reports of the events I see – but – read between the lines – not everything is as glowing as it may seem.
I am married and we have 2 daughters. The eldest has a frightening position as 'assistant professor' and the other daughter is training for a second degree (in child care nursing). I am trying to finish a PhD in language acquisition. A right lost of clever clogs we may seem to be, but as a one–time Aussie (now firmly British) I like to think I have kept a down–to–earth approach than can sometimes disarm the unsuspecting. After all, a spade is a spade no matter what else you may call it – or is it? So, if you have time to spare and want to read my regular offering with an eye on what lies behind the glowing words – take a look at my flow of reviews and comments.
Entries by Rosemary Westwell
â€œMy Fair Ladyâ€ presented by The King Junior School Ely in the Hayward Theatre was a splendid occasion. The young cast exuded confidence and talent and the characters of this well known musical were brought to life. Eliza Doolittle (Sophie Emms) and Professor Higgins (Oliver Hill) especially were delightfully authentic and dynamic. Sophieâ€™s raucous cries […]
Ely Sinfonia presented a refreshing concert in Ely Cathedral on Saturday 3rd March 2007. An attractive programme of music with Spanish connections offered works by Chabrier, Rodrigo and Dvorak that were both appealing and challenging. â€œEspaÃ±a-Rhapsody for Orchestraâ€ by Chabrier provided a fitting attention-seeking opening to events. The tantalizing variety of rhythms and colours in […]