With their colorful 18th century-style costumes and rock-tinged arrangements of Baroque masterworks, Red Priest has achieved broad popularity across the globe, both drawing comparison with the Rolling Stones and admiration from classical music lovers. Its collective virtuosity is astonishing and its highly individual and often daring arrangements make J.S. Bach and Vivaldi a palatable serving to crossover audiences. Lighting effects and props lend an imaginative atmospheric dimension to performances, as do the often comical and lighthearted antics on-stage. Red Priest consists of four players, one each on harpsichord, violin, cello, and recorder, all of period-instrument vintage. Appearing in about 60 concerts a year, the group makes regular tours of the U.K., Europe, and North and Central America, and more remote parts of the world. The ...
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