John Hywel

John Hywel

A letter was recently received from John Hywel. John was head of music at Oadby Beauchamp in 1965.The Intermediate orchestra also performed his Rondo for Orchestra on their tour of County Antrim later that year. He also composed the opera Simon de Montfort for Oadby Beauchamp in 1966.John moved to Bangor University in 1966 and later in his career became Head of Music there following the retirement of William Mathias in 1987 – yet another lsso link!! John has asked to be remembered to his old friends in Leicestershire and promised to send a copy of Rondo for the archives. To quote from his letter: “That year in Leicestershire was a very happy and fulfilling one – in many ways I have subsequently regretted that I left so soon. I have met up again with one of my ex-pupils – trombonist Martin Slipp.” Perhaps Rondo could be included in the planned 2004 concert?