LETTER OF THE MONTH…

Many good reasons to offer thanks…

I have many good reasons to write ‘thank you’ to LimelightMagazine which I have enjoyed for many years. However, the Mayissue prompted this communication. Firstly Editor Jo Litson’s ‘Pleas for peace and humanity’ in which she mentions Leonard Bernstein and Benjamin Northey. I saw the first ever live production of West Side Storyin Scotland and have loved it ever since, including Benjamin Northey conducting a live performance to a screening of the film. My daughter Sarah attended Ballarat Clarendon College with Ben and they shared a music stand at their first ‘gig’. In my schoolboy’s autograph book I have Bernstein’s signature obtained after a concert he conducted in Scotland in the early 1950’s, and also the autograph of Eileen Joyce which I obtained after a recital at the same hall. I send this story to say just how much I have enjoyed the wonderful CD,...

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