The New Westminster Symphony Orchestra is looking for violinists and cellists. If you have your Grade 7 or 8 Royal Conservatory of Music or better, the NWSO wants to hear from you. Please send a message to info(at)

New Westminster Symphony Orchestra

New Westminster Symphony Orchestra
New Westminster Symphony Orchestra

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Welcome to the New Westminster Symphony Orchestra's home page. We invite you to explore our website and learn more about one of the oldest community orchestras on the West Coast of North America.

The New Westminster Symphony Orchestra serves music enthusiasts in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia and beyond. The NWSO offers a popular program of four indoor concerts each year, plus our occasional appearances at the Hyack Festival of New Westminster in May, and other musical presentations in the Lower Mainland. From our early 20th century beginnings, the NWSO has been a cultural fixture of the City of New Westminster. In the 21st century, the NWSO continues our dependable musical traditions for the residents of the Lower Mainland. Our policy of "admission by donation" ensures that everyone who enjoys good classical music can attend our concerts.

The NWSO takes pride in the cultural, ethnic and age diversity of our orchestra members. Our current playing members and auxiliary volunteers range from their teens to 70+ years, with an equal balance of male and female members. The NWSO is home to dedicated musicians from all backgrounds and training, providing them with an opportunity to perform with a professionally-directed symphony orchestra.

The NWSO offers an educational program for students and young fans of music. The NWSO and the Douglas College Music Department are proud to include talented music students in the NWSO as part of their education. Student musicians take the ensemble course and receive an assessment towards their course credit.

Each season runs from September to May, and rehearsals take place every Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in New Westminster. The NWSO welcomes newClick here to visit the Current Photo Gallery playing members, subject to space availability in each section of the Orchestra. An informal audition may be requested, and applicants should be capable of performance at the RCM Grade 7/8 level. A waiting list of qualified musicians may be established. Our first rehearsal in 2013-2014 is Sunday, September 8, 2013 at Massey Theatre (Band Room), 735 Eighth Avenue, New Westminster, BC.

Unless otherwise stated, all concerts in
2013 - 2014 take place at:

Massey Theatre - Exterior and Interior Views - Click to enlarge
Massey Theatre
735 Eighth Avenue
New Westminster, BC
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