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Queen City Ensemble is a highly sought-after Professional String Trio based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Sisters Jenny Jones and Becky Thoms are violinists who have formed this string trio with cellist Jean Beaudoin, playing for weddings and events in and around the Charlotte area. With an average of over 20 years of experience, each member is a classically trained musician. They have performed in numerous orchestras and accompanied several world-class musicians.

Why Hire Queen City Ensemble?

-Queen City Ensemble is not a group that is just put together for your wedding day or special event. Many contractors put together musicians who have never played together before your wedding day resulting in music that doesn't always sound put together which can result in disastrous wedding processionals/ recessionals.

-With over ten years of experience playing together as a trio they are able to read each other's musical cues giving you a flawless performance.

-With hundreds of weddings; rehearsal dinners; cocktail hours; and wedding receptions under our belt, the trio has mastered the precise timing for wedding processions and has developed playlists of music pieces that will work for each type of event.

-From the moment you contact us until your wedding day, we are available to answer any and all questions as we guide you through the process of setting up your wedding vision with music.

-We personally contact your venue and wedding coordinators and work with them to ensure success when dealing with everything from trio placement to musical cues for your wedding procession down the aisle.

-You will be working one on one with a trio member who will give you unlimited personal guidance in choosing your wedding music.

-We have an extensive repertoire list. There are many pieces/songs to choose from. Our list includes standard classical music, many popular contemporary songs and even some broadway hits.

-Because the trio has access to music arrangers, we can take requests for music, not on our repertoire list, to help make your musical vision come true.

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Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learn New Songs
Rehearsal Dinner Music

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

String - Trio

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3

What instruments does your group play?


What services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learn New Songs
Reception Music
Rehearsal Dinner Music
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Janelle Married on 11/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Added Elegance

Working with Queen City Ensemble was fantastic! They were wonderful to partner with when planning ceremony music, and they added the perfect amount of elegance to our simple, whimsical, wedding, where we wanted love to be the focus. I cannot recommend them enough!
Jessica K. Married on 10/30/2021
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Queen City Ensemble

Beautiful music, highly organized and patient with nervous mothers-of-the-bride. Could not be more happy with the experience. Highly recommend!
Shelby M. Married on 09/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing experience

I loved having this trio play for my wedding- they did an amazing job and my guests loved it! They ever arranged a special piece that I asked for, they were incredible, highly recommend!
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Jenny Jones
Jenny Jones
Violinist/Contract Coordinator

Jenny Jones, a native of Charlotte, North Carolina, began studying Suzuki violin at the tender age of 3. By the age of 12, she began taking lessons from the North Carolina School of the Arts studying with Stephen Ships and Kevin Lawrence. Jenny attended Appalachian State University as a Fletcher Scholar and majored in Violin Performance. While attending college, she participated in several surrounding orchestras including Johnson City, Kingsport, Western Piedmont, North Carolina Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, Union Symphony and the Charlotte Philharmonic. She has played throughout Europe and has earned numerous awards during the span of her violin career including two Young Artist Competitions and the Concerto Aria Competitition at Appalachian State. Jenny currently resides in Harrisburg, NC with her husband Brian and their 3 sons. She continues to play professionally throughout the Charlotte Region.

Becky Thoms
Becky Thoms
Violinist/ Financial Coordinator

Becky Thoms has over 30 years experience in violin performance. She began studying under the Suzuki method as a child and continued her studies as a student at the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston Salem, under the direction of Kevin Lawerence. She attended the University of North Carolina at Wilimington where she performed on a continual basis with the Wilimington Symphony. Becky has performed with several surrounding orchestras including the Charlotte Symphony and Charlotte Philharmonic and served as the Concertmaster of the North Carolina District Symphony and has been featured as a soloist. Becky has not limited her performance experience to just orchestral playing, she has also performed for music videos and has traveled throughout Europe performing in many Cathedrals and other venues. Becky continues to play throughout the Charlotte region and performs monthly with a musical ensemble named Magnify up in the Cornelius area. She currently lives in Waxhaw, NC with her husband and 3 young children.

Jean Beaudoin
Jean Beaudoin
Cellist/ Booking Coordinator

Jean Beaudoin

Jean is originally from Sarasota, Florida where she began her musical studies at the age of 11. Growing up in the youth orchestra program, attached to the symphony in Sarasota, is where she found her love for playing the cello and making music. Jean received her Bachelor’s degree in Music from Columbus State University where she underwent extensive training in cello pedagogy as well as cello performance with Martha Gerschefski. During her studies at Columbus State she was awarded the Edwin and Ina Gerschefski award for violoncello.

Jean went on to earn her Masters of Music Education Degree from Florida State University. Jean was an Orchestra director for five years teaching 5th-12th grade orchestra. During this time, she also maintained a private cello studio and free lanced in many orchestras. Upon marrying her husband Jason, Jean left the school system to continue her private cello teaching, adjudicating for various festivals and competitions, youth orchestra coaching and cello performing full time. She has had many private students go on to receive full tuition scholarships to study music in college.

Throughout her career, Jean has performed with the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra ( principal cello), Albany Symphony Orchestra, Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, Spartanburg Philharmonic, Brevard Chamber Orchestra, Salisbury Symphony, Union Symphony and The Greenville Symphony Orchestra. Jean currently resides in Sherrills Ford, NC with her husband Jason. When she is not playing with The Queen City Ensemble, Jean maintains a private cello studio, plays with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, and freelances.

Professional Network & Endorsements

8 Endorsements
We Tie The Knots-Charlotte We Tie The Knots-Charlotte Wedding Planners

Absolutely loved working with Queen City Ensemble! They were prompt, professional, and the music was so beautiful! They were very responsive throughout the planning process and a pleasure to work with. Look forward to working together soon!

Rev. Jim Lytle Rev. Jim Lytle Wedding Officiants

Something about live music at a wedding ceremony that sets it apart. This group has a wonderful quality and great sound!

Holiday Inn Charlotte Center City Holiday Inn Charlotte Center City Hotel Weddings

Looking forward to working with you!

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