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Red Priest - Truly, Madly, Baroque

Truly, Madly, Baroque

Piers Adams, Recorders
Adam Summerhayes, Violin
Angela East, Cello
David Wright, Harpsichord

Programme includes:
Brandenburg Concerto No.5

Concerto for Four Violins

Oboe Concerto Op.9 No.2

The Devil’s Trill Sonata

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 do 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’.

Founded in 1997, and named after the flame-haired priest, Antonio Vivaldi, Red Priest has given several hundred sell-out concerts in many of the world’s most prestigious festivals and in most European countries, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and throughout North and Central America, to which they have toured over 40 times.

Pre-concert talk 6.30pm
The Town Hall (FREE)


Please note, this concert is scheduled to go ahead without social distancing measures and you will be seated next to other people. However, certain COVID safety procedures will remain in place for the safety of customers, staff and performers.

Please bring a face mask with you and follow the venue guidelines on the day of the event. For your information, the latest measures in place for The Town Hall are available HERE.

All precautions are subject to UK government and local government guidelines updated in December '21. Please see Reading Arts' latest Covid-19 page and general SEE IT SAFELY information HERE