Filed under: Performing Arts

Barton Peveril’s Blast from the Past

Blast from the Past

Immersive Theatre Barton Peveril’s Performing Arts students recently put on a successful Immersive Theatre production for a packed audience. The production transported guests back in time, as they met characters from the 1950s and watched the Barton High Talent Show of 1958. The students remained in character and improvised as they interacted with visitors, which…

Barton Peveril’s Dance Display

One Night Only

One Night Only: Barton Peveril’s Dance students put on the college’s first dedicated dance show to a large audience on Thursday 17th May 2018, in the College’s Rose Theatre. The show, One Night Only, contained more than 35 performances, which students choreographed themselves as part of their exams, lessons and auditions to some of the…

Barton’s Rock Challenge Victory

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A group of Barton Peveril students won the first in a series of Rock Challenge UK heats, at Southampton’s O2 Guildhall, on Monday 19th February. The annual event sees more than 40 local schools and colleges compete over six days, showcasing their dance, choreography, and performance skills for a place in a regional final. The…

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…

Cabaret wins Curtain Call youth award!

Cheers from the Barton Peveril table raised the roof of Southampton’s Grand Harbour Hotel when the cast and production team of Cabaret scooped the Youth Ensemble Award at the Daily Echo Curtain Call Awards. More than 300 shows, actors and directors were nominated for a host of awards recognising everything from acting skills and vocal…

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…