Red Priest – Truly Madly Baroque at The Lights

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Sep 26 2024


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Red Priest – Truly Madly Baroque at The Lights

Recently described in the New York Times as ‘the wildly virtuosic little band’ – has been at the cutting edge of baroque music performance for over a quarter of a century. The brainchild of recorder virtuoso Piers Adams and violinist Julia Bishop, and named after the original ‘red priest’ Antonio Vivaldi, the quartet has developed a truly unique style, combining high-energy performance, boundary crossing arrangements and theatrical presentation, delighting audiences across the globe – including over 50 tours of America and Canada, and performances in prestigious festivals in almost every European country, Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Lebanon, Japan, China, Malaysia, Mexico, Cuba, Australia and New Zealand.

The group has given numerous radio and TV broadcasts, including a documentary for The South Bank Show which attracted a million viewers.

Red Priest’s discography includes an iconic take on Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, hailed by Gramophone Magazine as one of the all-time best recordings of the work, and The Baroque Bohemians, which surprised the major labels by reaching No.1 in the UK classical charts.

New for this season is the formation of Red Priest Strings, an expanded version of the group which will be touring in the Autumn with help from the Continuo Foundation.

Red Priest – Truly Madly Baroque programme (likely to include):

Vivaldi Concerto in A minor
Bach Adagio B flat
Handel Trio Sonata in F major
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
Telemann Largo and Gypsy Rondo
Handel Aria Amoroso
Corelli La Folia (Madness)

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Red Priest – Truly Madly Baroque at The Lights
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