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Music@Queens Concert Series

Queens Avenue United Church

529 Queens Avenue
New Westminster (at 6th Street)

Tel: 604-522-1606
Email: queensaveuc@telus.net

Minister: Rev. Nathan Wright


2018 – 2019 Season

Since 1999, this popular concert series has made creative use of the church’s magnificent building and acoustics, providing another affordable venue for rising stars, as well as established musical groups. The wheel chair accessible sanctuary seats 600 persons and boasts a grand piano and 3 Manual – 45 rank Casavant Freres Pipe Organ.

Tickets can be purchased online with your credit card by clicking on the links for each individual event, by contacting the office at 604-522-1606, or at the door (cash only).

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If your group is interested in being part of this concert series, please contact us via email.

The concerts take place at Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Avenue in New Westminster. The concert space is wheel chair accessible.  Parking is available at the City Hall, one half block east of the church down the hill on Sixth Street and on Queens Avenue on the South Side of the Street (there are no meter guards Sunday evenings). We’d love to see you there!


Ticket Information

Tickets can be purchased online with your credit card by clicking on the links below. Tickets can be purchased with cash at the door or by contacting the church office.

Buy tickets for individual events:

The West Coast Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 7:30pm

This concert will feature thirteen year old Spencer Tsai, a violin and piano prodigy who, among many other accomplishments, achieved his Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto diploma, the youngest person ever to do so on both instruments. A perennial winner of local music festival competitions, Spencer will delight you with his performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto in E Minor, which he will take on the road to China later this year. Bujar Llapaj will also conduct Les Preludes by Franz Liszt and     The Seasons by Alexander Glazunov.

Admission by Donation


Steve Maddock’s Jazzed Up Broadway

Saturday November 17, 2018 at 7:30pm

Steve Maddock, sophisticated jazz singer and musical theatre afcionado, is back with a show combining his two musical loves. Broadway show tunes have long been a source of material for jazz musicians. Come hear Steve reminisce about his evolution as a singer who loves to improvise but also loves the melodies that were the soundtrack for the Street of Dreams. His jazzed up versions of these wonderful songs are accompanied by his stellar trio of Sharon Minemoto on piano, Craig Scott on drums and Dave Guiney on bass.

Adults $20 • Seniors/Students $15 • Children K-7 $10



21st Annual Carols and Bells

Sunday December 9, 2018 at 7:00pm

Join us for the popular 21st annual Carols and Bells concert; sing familiar carols and listen to various ages ring English Handbell music with a certain guarantee you get in the Christmas spirit!

Adults $20 • Seniors/Students $15 • Children K-7 $10




Saturday February 9, 2019 at 7:30pm

Maestro Bujar Llapaj will lead the Orchestra in Symphony No. 3 by Arvo Part and Ouroboros by Juno Award winning local composer, Jordan Nobles. The audience will also be treated to the cello virtuosity of Luke Kim.

Admission by Donation


Laudate Singers

Saturday February 23, 2019 at 7:30pm

Founded in 1995 by current Artistic Director Lars Kaario, the versatile chamber choir will join forces with organist Edward Norman for a performance of powerful sonority. In addition to Canadian and international works, the concert will feature a new  commission by composer-in-residence Marco Del Rio, whose tenure has already produced unique and wholly engaging music for the choir.

Adults $25 • Seniors/Students $20 • Children K-7 $10



The West Coast Symphony Orchestra

Saturday March 23, 2019 at 7:30pm

Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5 will be the featured masterwork for this concert of orchestral classics. New Westminster-based Maestro Bujar Llapaj will also lead the Orchestra through Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Overture from The Abduction from the Seraglio and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Violin Concerto featuring David Gilham.

Admission by Donation


The West Coast Symphony Orchestra

Saturday May 4, 2019 at 7:30pm

It’s “Rule Brittania” as the Orchestra welcomes Maestro Yariv Aloni in the presentation of Gustav Holst’s Somerset Rhapsody and Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations. Rounding out the programme will be Nancy Di Novo performing William Walton’s Violin Concerto.

Admission by Donation


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