Priscilla Herreid

Priscilla Herreid plays recorders, period oboes, and a multitude of renaissance wind instruments with some of the finest ensembles in the US and abroad. She appears regularly with Piffaro, The Handel + Haydn Society, Trinity Baroque Orchestra, Hesperus, Tempesta di Mare, The Sebastians, and Boston Baroque, and can often be seen with Portland Baroque, Tenet Vocal Artists, Venice Baroque, Philharmonia Baroque, Ex Umbris, The Waverly Consort, New York Baroque Inc., and The City Musick. 

Priscilla was part of the onstage band for the Shakespeare on Broadway productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III, starring Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry. She is former director of the Early Music Ensemble at Temple University, and is on the faculty of the Madison (WI) Early Music Festival, where she directs recorder and alta capella ensembles. For several years, Priscilla was the soprano at various New York City parishes that celebrate the Latin mass, and still sings occasionally for the mass around NY and CT. She was recently featured as guest recorder soloist in Vivaldi's C Major concerto (RV 443) with Portland Baroque Orchestra. Priscilla's playing has been called “downright amazing" by the Philadelphia Inquirer, “particularly fine" by the Washington Post, and the New York Times has praised her “soaring recorder, gorgeously played..." She is a graduate of Temple University and The Juilliard School.