A Uniting Church coeducational independent day and boarding school on Kaurna Country, Adelaide, South Australia

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Old Scholar News - Edition 12 - 2020

Hall of Sporting Fame

With the opening of the Sports Pavilion later this year, we are in the process of creating our own Westminster Hall of Sporting Fame to feature in the Sports Pavilion. To this end, we are after notable sporting achievements of Old Scholars and Past Staff.

In particular, we have three categories:

  • International/Olympic Fame – has represented Australia or high-level achievement at an international level
  • National Achievements – winner, record holder and/or team member at a national level
  • State Level Representation/Achievement eg SANFL, SA Cricket.

In another section, we will be listing our legends of Old Scholar Sport in WOSFC, WOSSC, WOSNA, WOSCC, Westminster Hockey etc.

We have a couple of ‘Old Scholar’ superstar sporting sleuths on the case, working with the School’s Archivist Dr Peter Goldsworthy (’65) and WOSA.

We will look to publish a list in the coming weeks but if you have anything to share with us, including a story around your nomination, please email me at os@westminster.sa.edu.au. Anything of a sporting nature will be considered, such as athletics, golf, martial arts, team sports, racing, swimming (to name a few!) – there just needs to be an element of competition attached to the nomination.

Kym Purling (’89) in Concert

Many of you would have seen or heard that Westminster’s internationally renowned jazz pianist Kym Purling (’89) has returned to Adelaide to live while the coronavirus has been plaguing the world. While here, Kym will be performing in October as the Kym Purling Trio, featuring vocalists Katrina Ryan and Anita Wardell, in a homage to the legendary Peggy Lee and Ella Fitzgerald in FEVER: SUNDAY SOIREE on Sunday 18 October at 2.30 pm.

Kym Purling has been musical director for several Broadway shows including Footloose, 42nd Street and Miss Saigon as well as for the legendary Engelbert Humperdinck and Natalie Cole. He has opened concerts for Julio Iglesias, Harry Connick Jr., Sandra Bernhard, James Morrison, Ray Brown and Arturo Sandoval and has performed with the Mills Brothers, Buddy Greco, Kay Starr, Clint Holmes, David Cassidy and with many other famous musicians, vocalists and entertainers.

The concert will be held at The Regal Theatre, 275 Kensington Road, Kensington Park. Tickets are available through https://www.trybooking.com/BKOGV.

The Kym Purling Trio

Peter Trenorden (’77)
T: 08 8276 0234