Prince Edward County Chamber Music Festival kicks off with free outdoor family concert

True North Brass, a brass quintet will be part of the free outdoor concert at Macaulay Heritage Park this weekend. (Submitted photo)




On the beautiful grounds of Macaulay Heritage Park in Picton, a free outdoor family concert will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. as a kick off of the 2019 Prince Edward County Chamber Music Festival.

True North Brass is a brass quintet which includes members of the National Arts Centre Orchestra and the National Ballet Orchestra and will be performing music by well-known composers such as Bach, Tchaikovsky and Gershwin as well as some original brass repertoire.

Partnerships like these enable the County Museums, including Macaulay Heritage Park, to better engage with their community,” Head Curator Jennifer Lyons says. “We cannot wait to welcome people to the site for an afternoon of fabulous music.”

Spectators are encouraged to bring their own lawn-chairs or blankets to enjoy to concert in the park.

If you arrive a little early don’t worry about having to wait for the show, there will be free admission to the museum buildings including the new “Indigenous History of Prince Edward County” exhibit on site and the historic 19th-century Macaulay House.

Two years ago at a similar event the acclaimed Hannaford Street Silver Band from Toronto visited Macaulay Heritage Park and was hosted by a team-up of the County Museums and the Prince Edward County Chamber Music Festival.

Macaulay Heritage Park is located at 35 Church Street in Picton. In the event of rain, the concert will be relocated to St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church at 335 Picton Main Street in Picton.

For details about this year’s festival please visit

And for more information please contact Lyons at 613-476-2148 ext. 2521 or at [email protected]