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Concert Series: Red Priest

Southend Christian Fellowship Plaza Centre

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. Formed in 1997 by recorder virtuoso Piers Adams, together with violinist Julia Bishop, cellist Angela East and the late Julian Rhodes, harpsichord (a role now filled by David Wright) – 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. Although based in the UK, where they are long established favourites amongst promoters and public alike, Red Priest has crossed the Atlantic for over 50 coast-to-coast tours of America, Mexico, Cuba and Canada, as well as performing in prestigious festivals in almost every European country.

Programme to include:
Vivaldi – Concert in G minor
Telemann – ‘Gypsy’ Sonata in A minor
Bach – Preludio in E Major
Handel – The Harmonious Blacksmith Variations
Works by Cazzati, Ortiz, Couperin

Tickets on sale online from 31 July 2024

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