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Affordable Music in New Westminster
by Natalia

There are at least three places in New Westminster where people can enjoy good music without spending much.

Douglas College Performing Art Theatre

The best place is Douglas College Performing Art Theatre that hosts Thursday noon (12:30-1:30) concerts during the season from September till June. They always present a wide variety of instruments and styles of music with a high quality of performance. From time to time, Douglas College also has different exciting evening events such as Jazz Night Bands, and College Chorus and Chorale Concerts. Free admission makes them even more attractive to the public. For more information see Douglas College Events

Queen’s Avenue United Church

Second best destination is Queen’s Avenue United Church on 6th Street that has a great concert hall with a marvellous organ where music lovers will find another choice of affordable good music: from chamber concerts and recitals (concerts for the soloists) to West Cost Symphony Orchestra performances. The price for the above is less than $20 or very often by donation (that means give whatever you can afford).

Massey Theatre

The third place of choice is the Massey Theatre that gives its stage to the New Westminster Symphony Orchestra performances or its collaborative works with the Ballet Academy of Richmond with the admission by donation.

So, if you have time and desire, watch for ads in the local newspapers The Record and News Leader, choose your favorite concert, bring your family along (kids are welcome) and enjoy the advantage of New Westminster’s musical life.