RedHerring was founded in 2011 by Patrick Denecker as a logical consequence of the way paved by La Caccia, his Renaissance ensemble.
Specifically dedicated to the baroque repertory, RedHerring aspires to bring well-known as well as undiscovered works of the 17th and 18th centuries to the concert platform. Knowledge of 16th century music provides musical insights into the repertory of the baroque period and forms a logical and chronological continuation of adventurous explorations.
As always, their programmes are based on in-depth studies of historical performing practices.
Patrick Denecker is convinced that exciting concerts can be realized by immersing oneself in the spirit of the times in which the composer lived. The re-creating of music needs a strong base… this is silence. The listener is witness to this ‘new’ music, which is played as if just created, and thus brought with imagination and inventiveness.
RedHerring performs as a chamber music ensemble and as an orchestra.
In its short existence, RedHerring has already played in major festivals, including the MA Festival Bruges, The Utrecht Early Music Festival, Festival of Flanders, and others.
RedHerring runs its own concert series in Belgium and is regularly invited to create thematic programmes.