The NAC Orchestra Rideau Lakes Brass Quintet at Stonehenge

The NAC Orchestra Rideau Lakes Brass Quintet gave a 20 minute chamber music recital at Stonehenge, one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe.

In October 1914, young Canadian Soldiers packed up and stepped onto ocean liners to cross the Atlantic. There were 30,000 of these young Canadians on 33 ships. They arrived in England and spent months on the Salisbury Plain, training for combat in France. 

Nicholas Atkinson (principal tuba) was born in Manchester, England, and came to Canada in 1957. He began his musical career playing tuba and string bass with Canadian Army bands. Nicholas speaks about the historical significance of the region and the concert repertoire.

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