Barton Peveril’s performing arts students presented a musical extravaganza on the evening of Thursday, November 16th. The ‘Groove Fusion: Soul Sessions’ performance included a dynamic array of popular music and jazz & soul performances, showcasing a wide range of talent.
The concert, held in the College’s Rose Theatre, was a testimony to the variety of skills the first-year students demonstrated during their time so far. This included a showcase of individual talent as well as the collective ability to create an immersive musical experience. There was additional participation from second-year students who study popular music performance, as well as the Barton Peveril Soul Band.
The evening consisted of a celebration of multiple classic hits such as, ‘I Want You Back’, ‘Do I Do’, ‘Superstition’, and ‘Car Wash’. The performance also included a range of soulful songs such as ‘Taste of Freedom’ and selections from The Crusaders.
The Performing Arts Department puts on productions throughout the academic year, some of which are anticipated upcoming events including; the Dance Christmas Showcase, Christmas Pops Concert, and the Barton Peveril College Christmas Concert.
This evening was truly exceptional, marking a milestone for many students as they stepped onto the stage in a highly professional setting for the first time. The calibre of their performance was outstanding, and witnessing their talent shine in such a professional environment was truly gratifying. I am overjoyed that our students had the invaluable opportunity to both work and perform in an atmosphere that not only challenged them but also resonated with an enthusiastic and encouraging audience.Bryan Postlethwaite, Director of Performing Arts at Barton Peveril, expressed his enthusiasm.