Barton Peveril College’s Rose Theatre was ablaze with musical magic on Tuesday, December 12th, as the institution hosted its much-anticipated Christmas Pops Concert. The event, performed to a sold-out audience, showcased the exceptional talents of the 70-piece Concert Orchestra and a lineup of sensational singers, marking the perfect start to the festive season.
The evening resonated with the warmth of classic Christmas melodies, including beloved tunes like “White Christmas” and “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire).” However, the magic didn’t stop there. The audience was treated to a mesmerising blend of soul and Motown, with fusion pieces like The Temptations’ “I Wish It Would Rain” and Herbie Hancock’s fusion number, “I Thought It Was You.”
Adding to the festive cheer were the captivating performances by the Barton Peveril Singers and the delightful contribution from the College Brass Band. The event also featured the immensely talented performers from Barton Peveril’s Popular Music Performance course, enthralling the audience with their remarkable skills.
This was a wonderful celebration of ensembles from across the Music Department at Barton Peveril. It was great to get everyone together to celebrate at the end of a busy term of Performing Arts events.Bryan Postlethwaite, Director of Performing Arts at Barton Peveril, expressed his thanks
With a staggering 170+ students participating in the concert, the evening was a jubilant tribute to the diverse musical backgrounds represented among the students.
The Performing Arts Department puts on very anticipated productions throughout the academic year. Some recent examples of these productions include the Dance Christmas Showcase, the Christmas Pops Concert, and the Stella Natalis Christmas Concert. The Performing Arts Department continue to create immersive experiences, wowing each audience by showcasing such a wide variety of talent.
For more information about Performing Arts at Barton Peveril Sixth Form College, please visit https://barton-peveril.ac.uk/blog/category/performing-arts/ .