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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

2017 – 2018 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 Virginia.

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:

This concert will feature Grammy award winning, British violinist Kerenza Peacock who, after recently completing a year long global tour with pop artist Adele, as concertmaster, will mesmerize West Coast audiences with the Jean Sibelius Violin Concerto. Bujar Llapaj will also conduct the Beatrice & Benedict Overture by Hector Berlioz and the Antonin Dvorak Symphony No. 7.

Admission by Donation at the door.  


  • Reformation 500 Hymn Festival – Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

Celebrate the church’s song with music old and new
Celebrate the Spirit’s inspiration with visual art and dance
Engage your senses as you sing and listen, see and move

Rachel Alflatt, organ/piano

Singers and instrumentalists will add to the musical texture

An offering will be taken up with proceeds going toward the ELCIC Reformation Challenge

Reception with cash bar to follow

Reformation 500 Hymn Festival - Poster

  • Harp Angel – Saturday, November 18, 2017  @ 7:30 pm

Harp Angel Deborah Nyack, the world famous harpist who was born and raised in New West, will be performing for you in concert so that you may hear her beautiful renditions of your best loved melodies! Heralded as the “Stradivarius of harpists” from her concerts around the world, including Carnegie Hall, to her fame as the Lake Louise Banff harpist, Harp Angel has performed for people from around the world who rave that her expressive music touches the heart and soul.

Adults $20; Seniors/Students $15; Children $10

Sing familiar carols and listen to various ages ring Christmas English Handbell music with a certain guarantee you get in the Christmas spirit!   This is the 20th Anniversary Concert and will feature a mass Handbell choir for the first time.

Adults $20; Seniors/Students $15; Children $10

The fabulous jazz vocalist Steve Maddock is back! Steve and his swinging trio (Sharon Minemoto on piano, Craig Scott on drums and Dave Guiney on bass) will be saluting the Chairman of the Board – Frank Sinatra. Steve will highlight the entire 40 year career of the iconic entertainer who has been called “the greatest singer of the 20th century.”

Adults $20; Seniors/Students $15; Children $10

A fun-loving four person group who perform lively arrangements of traditional Irish tunes (reels, jigs, polkas, hornpipes) on fiddle, uilleann pipes, flutes and whistles, guitar and bodhran; blending their powerful voices on traditional and contemporary Irish songs, rollicking sea shanties and originals. This concert will be in the church gymnasium in the style of a bistro with refreshments for sale.

Enter at Queens Avenue door. Wheel chair accessibility for this concert, please call 604-522-1606. www.irishwakers.com

Adults $20; Seniors/Students $15

  • SPRINGTIME BELLS AND CREAM TEA – Saturday, April 7, 2018 @ 2:00pm

The Memorial Bell Ringers of Queens Avenue United Church, under the direction of Virginia Barteluk, will present a concert in the gymnasium while the audience enjoys yummy scones, cream, jam and tea! No tickets at the door.

Adults $25.00; Seniors/Students $20.00; Children 6-12  $10.00

Maestro Yariv Aloni will lead the Orchestra in the set of six symphonic poems, Ma Vlast,  composed between 1874 and 1879 by the Czech composer Bedřich Smetana.

Admission by donation at the door. 


Two prominent New York musicians — Grammy®-nominated violinist Elmira Darvarova (former Concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera) and Howard Wall (Horn, New York Philharmonic) will present a Benefit concert program – MUSIC FROM FIVE CENTURIES (17th Century – 21st Century), running the gamut from baroque music to classical, romantic, contemporary, jazz, blues, tango, folk and rock (including a Canadian premiere).

Adults $25.00; Seniors/Students $20; Children K-7  $10


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