In 2016 we decided that the Langton concerts had reached the stage where they deserve their own page, so here it is.
The first Langton Concert took place in September 2010 to celebrate the completion of a programme of restoration and conservation of the church which included the rehanging of the church’s six bells, complete internal redecoration in the original Georgian colour scheme and the restoration of the small Bryceson chamber organ by Goetze & Gwynn. From this small beginning the two summer concerts (one in each of May and September) have become a regular feature and have proved immensely popular with a wide variety of outstanding performers playing excellent chamber music to capacity audiences.
The concert in May 2017 was another sellout and the September concert has already received the highest ever number of advance reservations.
Book early to avoid disappointment!
Saturday 2 September at 6.30 pm at Langton Church
Piers Adams, (recorder)
David Wright, (harpsichord)
“Wild Men of the Baroque”
The programme will include works by
ANDREA FALCONIERI, DARIO CASTELLO, ARCANGELO CORELLI, G F HANDEL, MARCO UCCELLINI, JACOB VAN EYCK, JEAN-HENRI D’ANGLEBERT, GIOVANNI ANTONIO PANDOLFI MEALLI, JOSEPH-NICOLAS-PANCRACE ROYER, CLAUDE DEBUSSY, HANS MARTIN LINDE, GYÖRGY LIGETI, ASTOR PIAZZOLLA, HEINRICH BIBER
Followed by drinks and canapés in the candlelit church
Suggested donations (£15 in advance or £16.50 on the door)
to “Langton with Sutterby PCC”
c/o Langton Cottage, Langton, Spilsby PE23 4PU
BACS payment available – please ask for details
01790 753649 / 01790 753561
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 du 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, including the Hong Kong Arts Festival, Moscow December Nights Festival, Schwetzingen Festival, Prague Spring Festival, Ravinia Festival, Bermuda Festival, and in most European countries, Japan, Australia, and throughout North and Central America. The group has been the subject of hour-long TV profiles for NHK (Japan) and ITV (UK) – the latter for the prestigious South Bank Show in 2005, which documented the launch of the Red Hot Baroque Show, an electrifying marriage of old music with the latest light and video technology.
In its regular line-up Red Priest comprises recorder player Piers Adams, violinist Adam Summerhayes, cellist Angela East and harpsichordist David Wright. In America and the Far East the group collaborates with the Canadian baroque/Cape-Breton violinist David Greenberg. These musicians have redefined the art of period performance, creating a virtual orchestra through their creative arrangements, performing from memory with swashbuckling virtuosity, heart-on-sleeve emotion and compelling stagecraft. Their repertoire ranges from obscure 17th century sonatas to the most famous works of Bach and Vivaldi, all presented in imaginative programmes with filmic titles: ‘Priest on the Run’, ‘Nightmare in Venice’, ‘Pirates of the Baroque’, ‘Johann, I’m Only Dancing’.
In 2008 Red Priest launched its own record label, Red Priest Recordings, which is now the home for all of the recordings of the ensemble and its members, and has attracted much attention in the music press worldwide. The label is distributed worldwide by Nimbus.
Previous Langton concerts
September 2010 – Edward Bennett and Andrew Hancock (organ), Clare Douglas (soprano)
May 2011 – Harriet Adie (harp), Caroline Adie (cor anglais & oboe)
September 2011 – Stephanie Oade (‘cello,) Andrew Booth (guitar)
May 2012 – Michael Bochmann (violin), Carol Hubel-Allen (viola), Nella Hunkins (‘cello)
September 2012 – Holly Melia (flute), Catherine Landen (violin) & Ali Vennart (viola)
May 2013 – Calum Robertson (organ & clarinet) & Tom Poulson (trumpet)
September 2013 – the Continuum Trio. Elizabeth Walker (flute), Christopher Poffley (violin), Michael Overbury (harpsichord)
May 2014 – St Martin Singers
September 2014 – Huw Wiggin (soprano saxophone), Ellie McMurray (alto saxophone), Jose Banuls (tenor saxophone), Shevaughan Beere (baritone saxophone)
May 2015 – Orlando Jopling (cello)
September 2015 – Matthew Scott (clarinet), Julia Pusker and Antonia Kesel (violins), Ugne Tiskute (viola), Cecilia Bagnall (cello) (Concert supported by Countess of Munster Musical Trust Recital Scheme)
May 2016 – Sarah Bennett (flute), Oliver Cave (violin), Luba Tunnicliffe (viola, Peteris Sokolovkis (‘cello) (Concert supported by Countess of Munster Musical Trust Recital Scheme)
September 2016 – Eolienne Wind Quintet – Rosie Bowker (flute), Chris Hatton (clarinet), Laura Campbell (oboe), Gregory Topping (bassoon), Sian Collins (French horn).
May 2016 – Hannah Morgan (oboe); Anne Denholm (harp) (Concert supported by Countess of Munster Musical Trust Recital Scheme)
Details of the 2018 concerts will be emailed to those whose names we have and also placed on this website in early 2018
Page updated 26/6/17