Touring ensemble Red Priest brings 18th century music to life with energy and humour.

Members of Red Priest are:

Piers Adams (recorders), Adam Summerhayes (violin), Angela East (cello), David Wright (harpsichord).

Red Priest

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The only early music group in the world to have been compared to the Rolling Stones, Jackson Pollock, the Marx Brothers, and Cirque du Soleil!

This quartet has been described by music critics as “visionary and heretical,” “outrageous yet compulsive,” as having a “red-hot wicked sense of humour” and a “break-all-rules...approach to early music.”

  • Red Priest bringing joy through early music


    Truly Madly Baroque - Red Priest

    VIVALDI: Concerto Grosso in B minor RV580;
    PACHELBEL: Canon & Gigue in D;
    LOCATELLI: Labyrinth;
    ALBINONI: Oboe Concerto in D minor Op 9/2;
    VAN EYCK: The English Nightingale;
    BACH: Adagio, from Sonata in G minor, BWV1029;
    HANDEL: Passacaglia in G minor;
    BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D BWV1050;
    ROYER: L'amiable;
    ECCLES: Adagio and Presto in G minor;
    SANZ: Canarios;
    TARTINI: Violin Sonata in G minor, Devil's Trill;
    HANDEL: Largo, from Trio Sonata in B minor Op 2/1;
    NICHOLSON: The Jew's Dance

    This concert is presented by Chamber Music New Zealand.

    Recorded by RNZ in Auckland Concert Chamber, 19 March 2019
    Producer: Tim Dodd; Engineer: Adrian Hollay