By the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum –
The French poet Victor Hugo once said, “Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.”
It’s a fitting sentiment as we prepare to mark Remembrance Day at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. Through the Music at the Museum concert series, visitors will have the chance to hear inspiring musical performances amidst the backdrop of a world-class aviation collection.
On 4 November 2018, “We Will Remember” will launch the concert series. This special performance — featuring the Central Band of the Canadian Armed Forces and the Governor General’s Foot Guards Band — is a rare opportunity to see Canada’s two leading military bands performing together. This concert will pay tribute to the men and women who have served, and continue to serve, our country during times of war, conflict, and peace.
This special performance reflects the important bond between the Museum and the Department of National Defence (DND).
“Our partnership with DND enriches our ability to share our country’s captivating military history with our visitors,” says Chris Kitzan, Director General of the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. “In 2016, with the RCAF’s generous support, we were able to add a Lockheed CC-130 Hercules — a four-engined transport aircraft — to our collection.”
The Museum will also host four additional concerts featuring the Centralaires Concert Band, which take place on 2 December 2018, 3 February 2019, 24 March 2019, and 26 March 2019. Lieutenant-Colonel Fran Chilton-Mackay conducts the Centralaires, which formed when retired members of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) central bands reunited in 1990.
11 November, 2018 commemorates 100 years since the end of the First World War. It also marks the sixty-fifth anniversary of the Korean War armistice, and the tenth anniversary of the first National Peacekeepers Day. The Canada Aviation and Space Museum welcomes the public to join us for a livestream of CBC’s Remembrance Day broadcast on a large screen, starting at 1000hrs.
For more information about the Music at the Museum series, visit the Canada Aviation and Space Museum’s website. Concerts are included with the price of admission.
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