Filed under: Drama and music productions

Barton Soul wins battle of the bands

10 soul loving students were crowned winners at an annual music festival run by Southampton Solent University. The Barton Peveril soul band ‘Barton Soul’ stormed the Solent Sound battle of the bands, beating off stiff competition from eight other Hampshire and Wiltshire sixth form colleges. Barton Soul performed four covers in exceptional detail, with each…

11 Daily Echo Curtain Call Nominations

  We’ve waited with baited breath and finally the votes are in – The Daily Echo’s Curtain Call Awards have nominated current and former Barton Peveril students for 11 awards this year. After hours of debate, a panel of independent judges have decided on their favourite shows of this year in the amateur dramatics domain….

Les Miserables – here at last!

A sell-out production of the world’s best-loved musical sees 73 students from Barton Peveril and local schools storming the barricades at Theatre Royal, Winchester from 25 – 27 June. Les Misérables needs little introduction and the school edition of the show packs a punch every bit as powerful as the original, remaining faithful to its…

In tune

Barton Peveril musicians were on stage at Thornden Hall just before Easter. Their Spring Concert rounded off a busy term which featured a number of events for A Level Music and Music Technology students. Quizzing musicians about life in an orchestra and hearing about the gruelling audition process and competitive nature of the industry was…

Stellar performance

The tweets, emails and audience comments spoke for themselves: our Christmas concert in Romsey Abbey was an outstanding success! Barton Peveril choir and orchestra joined forces with Wyvern Community Choir and Wyvern College Chamber Choir for a performance of Stella Natalis by Karl Jenkins. “Utterly overwhelmed @bartonpeveril – what an incredible concert in Romsey Abbey”…

Cabaret

This year’s College production was Cabaret –  and the critics loved it! The Daily Echo praised the ‘excellent performances of maturity and depth’ at the heart of the show, while Eastleigh MP Mike Thornton echoed the sentiments of many in the audience when he tweeted: “Just come back from a truly amazing performance of Cabaret at…

Retina in residence

Barton Peveril’s Youth Dance Company had a unique opportunity to work with Belgium-based dance company, Retina, and perform to a packed auditorium at The Point, Eastleigh. Renowned for its physically vibrant and ambitious contemporary work under the artistic direction of Filip Van Huffel, Retina has firmly established itself as a company that enables other dancers – both…

Bard news

Drama and Performing Arts students added a valuable line to their CVs when they took part in a mentoring initiative at The Berry Theatre in Hedge End. Following the success of the students’ 15-minute Macbeth – their own version of Shakespeare’s tragedy created for performance in secondary schools  – local Y9 pupils were inspired to…