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Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra UK Tour

Follow the Tour Oct 22~31 2014


October 29, 2014

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 (a total of 600,000 Canadians – or about 10% of the country’s population at the time – would eventually enlist over the course of the First World War). They arrived in England and spent months on the Salisbury Plain, training for combat in France. The connections they made in Salisbury remain to this day.

The NAC Orchestra honoured their memory with a grand performance inside the magnificent 750-year-old Salisbury Cathedral, one of the finest examples of English Gothic architecture in Europe.

Watch the videos: 
Ode to Canada: The NAC Orchestra in Salisbury
A dazzling concert in Salisbury Cathedral

NAC Orchestra ensembles also performed chamber music concerts at the Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum alongside the "Salisbury Home Front WWI” exhibit and offered a brief performance at one of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge.

Watch the video: NAC Orchestra Brass Quintet at Stonehenge