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An amazing, technicolour performance! That was the verdict of the audience following this year’s Wyvern Pyramid Vocal Festival which took place at Thornden Hall recently. Involving 200 singers from the Wyvern Pyramid and Barton Peveril College, the Festival featured a wonderful array of songs from the award-winning musical Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.


Choirs from all six pyramid schools took part with pupils from Durley Primary, Fair Oak Infant, Fair Oak Junior, Stoke Park Infant, Stoke Park Junior and Upham Primary joining senior students from Wyvern and Barton Peveril. Music staff worked with pupils in their own schools to learn the songs in advance and then all the participants came together for workshops and rehearsals prior to delivering a fantastic musical performance in front of a packed audience. The Festival was run in partnership with staff and students from Barton Peveril College, with Gemma Witcomb and Alex Diaz from the Performing Arts Team leading the excellent preparatory workshops, supported by their talented performing arts students who learnt the principal roles in addition to their normal college commitments. The colourful theme was completed with a host of specially coloured t-shirts with the Joseph logo.


Mr Newton, Wyvern Headteacher, said, “For me, this evening is one of the highlights of our school year, not just because of the quality of the entertainment, but because it encapsulates the close-knit Wyvern ‘family’ and it portrays in one fun-packed hour the learning journey from 4 to 18. There have been over 20,000 school and amateur productions of Joseph in the world, but I doubt there will be an audience more pleased and proud than the families and teachers in this Hall this evening! A fabulous show and visually stunning too.”


Wyvern and Barton Peveril students in rehearsals for the Vocal Festival















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