After a three-year hiatus, Cabaret, one of Bede’s much-anticipated blue-chip events was held at the School in Upper Dicker on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 December 2022.
The Music Department at Bede’s offers opportunities for performance and study to the whole school community.
There are concerts and recitals throughout the year, as well as showcase events such as the hugely popular Cabaret in the late Autumn, orchestral and jazz band concerts, the fantastic Bede’s Music Competition which involves every pupil and member of staff, and enormously successful collaborations with the Drama and Dance Departments.
At Bede’s, GCSE Music (OCR) is offered in Years 10 and 11, which can lead to Pre-U and BTEC programmes in the Sixth Form. Pupils are taught by a range of expert teachers, as well as music professionals who are working at the top of their field. We offer the chance to develop students’ musical interests and techniques across a range of styles, including classical, jazz, contemporary and pop, with many openings for performing both in school and in the community.
Recent highlights of the Music calendar have included trips to Belgium and Venice.
Learn more about Performing Arts activities in our extensive Co-Curricular Programme
Performing Arts News
In the recent Junior School performances of Duncan Macmillan’s Lungs the collected cast members embraced the eloquent text with vigour.
Music scholars at Bede’s were treated to a two-hour masterclass and workshop led by conductor and music director Mark Wigglesworth on Saturday, 14 May.
Read Mr Vaux's review of Bede's production of The Addams Family, at The Devonshire Park Theatre.
The Performing Arts and Languages Faculties recently presented a production of Alan Ayckbourn's 'Man of the Moment' which took place at Bede's Senior School in the Miles Studio.
We are delighted to invite you to join us for the premiere of “Cabaret Re-imagined” – a wonderful showcase of work from our Performing Arts pupils this term, filmed in-house by our Marketing team.
Lower Sixth Bede’s pupil and seasoned flautist Daisy Noton is competing in the Woodwind Category Final of the coveted BBC Young Musician of the Year 2020.
Maddie writes about her experience of putting a modern twist on Kafka's Metamorphosis in Bede's latest MFL and Drama collaboration.
Bede's Legat Dance Academy students donned their ballet shoes for fantastic masterclasses with Sarah Wildor and Alistair Postlethwaite.
With a cast and crew of well over 100 pupils showcasing their extraordinary talents on stage and behind the scenes, this year’s Cabaret production exceeded even the highest expectations.
George, Chloe and Katie will perform in the Southern Youth Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker at the Congress Theatre in Eastbourne
This year’s double-bill of Bede’s senior productions represented a vivid change in tone.
Our Legat dancers took a trip to the Marlowe Theatre yesterday to watch a very special performance of Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet.
A group of our talented dramatists performed ‘The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui’ at the Edinburgh Fringe this summer. Alyssia Smith, Upper Sixth, writes about their experience.