Musical and Theatrical Productions
The school annually presents two drama productions: a lower school play and an upper school play. As well as acting, there are opportunities for students to provide technical support as lighting and sound operators and there are students who assist with rehearsals, prop-making, costume-making and make-up design. Everyone is welcome to audition and/or sign up for a role. The tremendous commitment, creativity and camaraderie of all the students involved is commendable.
St Bede’s has a thriving music department with performances every term. Through our termly recitals, we offer students the opportunity to perform solos, duets and trios in front of an audience. These are designed to encourage students’ confidence and often include performances from students who are about to sit ABRSM or GCSE exams.
We host a large-scale concert at Christmas presenting our orchestra, choirs, jazz band and other large ensembles. There is also a Carol Service incorporating our Chaplaincy Representatives and musicians at a local church. Individuals and student groups also regularly perform during end of term liturgies.
Expressive Arts Showcase
During the summer term, our expressive arts departments come together to present our Annual Showcase which exhibits the work completed by our GCSE Art students and music from approximately 40 soloists. The evening culminates in a concert by the orchestra, choirs, string groups, woodwind groups and other large ensembles.