With great regret we announce that our Japanese tour has been cancelled, due to the recent catastrophe and the ongoing problems at Fukushima. We send our heartfelt wishes to our Japanese fans and friends, especially those who have been directly affected by the disaster, and hope that the crisis will be quickly resolved. We plan to re-schedule our tour as soon as possible, and look forward to seeing you then!
THE JOHANN TOUR
Part one of the tour to launch the Johann I'm Only Dancing CD is now complete - a hectic month with 15 performances throughout England and Scotland. Many thanks to all who came to hear us - we really appreciate your support! The remaining 'Johann' dates this Spring and Summer can be found on our Tour Dates page - we would be pleased in particular to see as many of you as possible at the Corn Exchange, Cambridge (May 11) and Cadogan Hall, London (May 18). Well OK, that's because we're footing the bills for these...
In the meantime Red Priest is Stateside for its 27th American tour, as the Pirates of the Baroque plunder Chattanooga, Orlando, Milwaukee and British Columbia. The tour ends with a recital and masterclass by Piers and Howard in the inaugural Chicago Early Music Festival.
IN THE PRESS
Rave reviews for Johann I'm Only Dancing have started to arrive - a full portfolio will soon be uploaded onto this site, but here are a few choice quotes for now:
"It's pretty difficult to imagine anyone in Bach's time or our own managing to pull off quite such a coup of collective virtuosity and unashamed display as does Red Priest, a singularly skilled foursome... This is playful, tongue-in-cheek and often obscenely entertaining, but make no mistake, at heart this disc is rooted in solid musical ideals. The fun and frivolity never obscure the fact that these players know and love their Bach and are treating his music with the ultimate honour, pouring every ounce of their accumulated musical and technical skills into communicating it as vividly as they can."
INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW
"I thoroughly enjoyed the current offering. It deserves to be a runaway success."
"To my mind this new release is the group’s finest... I would recommend the Bach collection unreservedly to all."
And here's a radio interview with Piers about dancing with Johann, and other matters: