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Meet the World's Most Extraordinary Baroque Quartet!

Red Priest is the only early music group in the world to have been compared in the press to the Rolling Stones, Jackson Pollock, the Marx Brothers, Spike Jones and the Cirque du Soleil. This extraordinary acoustic foursome has been described by music critics as ‘visionary and heretical’, ‘outrageous yet compulsive’, ‘wholly irreverent and highly enlightened’, ‘completely wild and deeply imaginative’, with a ‘red-hot wicked sense of humour’ and a ‘break-all-rules, rock-chamber concert approach to early music’.... read on

"For sheer technical wizardry, charismatic showmanship and expressive devilment, Red Priest is in a exhilarating class of it’s own."
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Forthcoming Concerts


 

Previous events

Nov3

RED PRIEST

Pittsburg PA USA


Age limit: All ages

Nov2

RED PRIEST

Lancastser PA USA


Age limit: All ages

Oct31

RED PRIEST

Phoenix AZ USA


Age limit: All ages

Oct12

'SON ET LUMIERE' - PIERS ADAMS recorder, music by CHRIS GANDER

Sallis Benny Theatre Brighton, UK

This exciting new multi media work including music and soundscape by Chris Gander and graphics by John Baker, will take you on a voyage of discovery through colour sound, the seasons, emotions and elements and all that unites them and us.
Recorder player Piers Adams, famed for his displays of technical wizardry, lyrical textures and theatricality, will front a battery of percussion played by the hugely versatile and skilful Adam Bushell and Tom Norrell.
The work, with a beautiful underlay of evocative sound, will trace this unity with captivating graphics supported by an entrancing musical score.

Age limit: All ages

Oct7

RED PRIEST - Pirates of the Baroque

Marlborough College, Marlborough


Age limit: All ages

Oct4

RED PRIEST - Baroque Carnival

The Courtyard Hereford UK


Age limit: All ages

Sep29

RED PRIEST - Carnival of the Seasons

Tenby Arts Festival UK

De Valence Pavilion

Age limit: All ages

Sep28

RED PRIEST - Carnival of the Seasons

North Wales Festival


Age limit: All ages

Sep27

Recorder Roadshow

North Wales Festival

Age limit: All ages

Sep25

RED PRIEST: Nightmare in Venice

Hexham Abbey UK


Age limit: All ages

Sep21

RED PRIEST: Nightmare in Venice

Ipswich School


Age limit: All ages

Sep20

RED PRIEST: Nightmare in Venice

Ripon UK

Ripon International Festival

Age limit: All ages

Sep16

RED PRIEST: Nightmare in Venice

Korkyra Croatia

Korkyra Baroque Festival

Age limit: All ages

Sep13

RED PRIEST: Johann, I´m only dancing

Gorlitz Germany

Leipzig Bach Society

Age limit: All ages

Aug25

RED PRIEST - Pirates of the Baroque

Merano Italy


Age limit: All ages

Aug4

RED PRIEST - Priests, Queens, Angels and Devils

Schloss Grafenegg, Vienna, Austria


Age limit: All ages

Jul27

Piers Adams solo performance

Glastonbury Crop Circle Conference UK


Age limit: All ages

Jul25

RED PRIEST Carnival of the Seasons

Reynoldston Village Hall (Gower Festival) UK


Age limit: All ages

Jul14

Piers Adams and David Wright - Recital: Trills and Thrills

Leasowes Bank , Ratlinghope, Shropshire UK


Age limit: All ages

Jul7

RED PRIEST - Pirates of the Baroque

Osek Czech Republic

Mitte Europa Festival

Age limit: All ages

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  • Rahel Chinnock

    Rahel Chinnock Abercwmboi

    I went to see my second Red Priest concert at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama on 11 February and I was not disappointed. The four of you are outstanding musicians. You bring baroque music alive in a modern and lively way and your enthusiasm is incredible. Looking forward to the concerts in the Gower and Tenby later in the year :D

    I went to see my second Red Priest concert at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama on 11 February and I was not disappointed. The four of you are outstanding musicians. You bring baroque music alive in a modern and lively way and your enthusiasm is incredible. Looking forward to the concerts in the Gower and Tenby later in the year biggrin

  • Mollie Tadd

    Mollie Tadd Peterborough

    Ohmygod, seriously you're amazing, thanks for giving me something to show my friends when they tell me that recorders suck, and that I have no life because I go to classical music concerts. Your concert in November was amazing! I finally know what I want to do with my life - be a professional recorder player!:agree::laugh::D

    Ohmygod, seriously you're amazing, thanks for giving me something to show my friends when they tell me that recorders suck, and that I have no life because I go to classical music concerts. Your concert in November was amazing! I finally know what I want to do with my life - be a professional recorder player!agreelaughbiggrin

  • Rahel Chinnock

    Rahel Chinnock Abercwmboi, South Wales

    The concert on Friday night was absolutely out of this world. Piers' skill and musicanship is incredible, I have to say that he is one of the most gifted muscians I have ever had the pleasure of listening to live. Such fun and enthusiasm. How on earth you played 2 types of recorder whose fingering, I'm guessing is different, is beyond me. Thank you Red Priest, I cannot wait to see another concert, hope you'll come to South Wales some time soon. :D

    The concert on Friday night was absolutely out of this world. Piers' skill and musicanship is incredible, I have to say that he is one of the most gifted muscians I have ever had the pleasure of listening to live. Such fun and enthusiasm. How on earth you played 2 types of recorder whose fingering, I'm guessing is different, is beyond me. Thank you Red Priest, I cannot wait to see another concert, hope you'll come to South Wales some time soon. biggrin

  • John Fisher

    John Fisher Grimsby

    Saw Red Priest at York University a couple of days ago and am still recovering! Wonderful playing from all four members - great rapport with the audience. Highlight for me was Angela East's playing of solo Bach, but everything was superb. So glad my wife bought me the tickets for a birthday treat. If you get the chance to see this wonderful quartet, don't miss it.

    Saw Red Priest at York University a couple of days ago and am still recovering! Wonderful playing from all four members - great rapport with the audience. Highlight for me was Angela East's playing of solo Bach, but everything was superb. So glad my wife bought me the tickets for a birthday treat. If you get the chance to see this wonderful quartet, don't miss it.

  • Ruth Frazer

    Ruth Frazer Wymondham, Norfolk

    I too was at Halesworth last night, and I wanted to say thank you for a marvellous evening. It was, in fact, the most wonderful music experience I've had for years. Thank you so much.

    I too was at Halesworth last night, and I wanted to say thank you for a marvellous evening. It was, in fact, the most wonderful music experience I've had for years. Thank you so much.

  • Veronica

    Veronica Halesworth Suffolk

    Went to the concert, Pirates of Baroque, at The Cut Halesworth, last night, 13th October. First time we've heard the quartet. A memorable performance and I loved David Wright's performance of Handel on the harpsichord. A great show to watch as well as listen too.

    Went to the concert, Pirates of Baroque, at The Cut Halesworth, last night, 13th October. First time we've heard the quartet. A memorable performance and I loved David Wright's performance of Handel on the harpsichord. A great show to watch as well as listen too.

  • Zoe

    Zoe UK

    :D Red Priest are inspiring. Extraordinary music paired with extraordinary musicians. Your music is amazing! Above all, this outstanding music can be universally appreciated by everyone, of any age. It is exciting and fun whilst still maintaing the conventions of the Baroque era. I'm 14 - and of course I have Red Priest on my ipod. Also, recorders are underated. :)

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    Red Priest are inspiring. Extraordinary music paired with extraordinary musicians. Your music is amazing!
    Above all, this outstanding music can be universally appreciated by everyone, of any age. It is exciting and fun whilst still maintaing the conventions of the Baroque era.
    I'm 14 - and of course I have Red Priest on my ipod.
    Also, recorders are underated. smile

  • Michele

    Michele Acushnet, MA

    The concert in Rockport, MA is available on the WGBH website.

    The concert in Rockport, MA is available on the WGBH website.

  • Bob

    Bob Manchester, NH USA

    Just heard the second half of your Rockport festival performance on the radio, and I was blown away! Red Priest is one of the finest musical ensembles I've ever heard, in any genre. I'm telling all my friends to go discover you for themselves right away! I hope I can find the first half of the concert still online somewhere. I also hope you play for younger audiences frequently, because you would be the perfect ambassadors to rekindle interest and appreciation for classical music among the youth who will be its future. Keep up the extraordinary work!!! You're the best!

    Just heard the second half of your Rockport festival performance on the radio, and I was blown away! Red Priest is one of the finest musical ensembles I've ever heard, in any genre. I'm telling all my friends to go discover you for themselves right away!

    I hope I can find the first half of the concert still online somewhere. I also hope you play for younger audiences frequently, because you would be the perfect ambassadors to rekindle interest and appreciation for classical music among the youth who will be its future.

    Keep up the extraordinary work!!! You're the best!

  • Roger Manns

    Roger Manns Wakefield UK

    Brilliantly addictive. Four Seasons on my i-pod, ham sandwich in my hand - that's what I call Baroque 'n' Roll.

    Brilliantly addictive. Four Seasons on my i-pod, ham sandwich in my hand - that's what I call Baroque 'n' Roll.