Queen City Ensemble is a wedding music ensemble based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Sisters Jenny and Becky Thoms are violinists who have formed a much sought-after string trio with cellist Jean Beaudoin, playing for weddings in and around the Charlotte area. With their extensive knowledge and expertise, the trio has mastered the precise timing required for wedding ceremonies, along with a large repetoire of music that couples can choose from with guidance from the musicians. Queen City Ensemble can also take special requests for musical pieces specific to an event.
With an average of 23 years of experience, each member is a classically trained musician. They have received training from Appalachian State University, Eastman School of Music, Florida State University, Indiana University, North Carolina School of the Arts, Rice University, the University of South Florida, and the University of Cincinnati. They have performed in numerous orchestras and accompanied several world-class musicians, including Ray Charles, John Tesh, Sandy Duncan, and cellist Lynn Harrell.
Queen City Ensemble offers wedding packages tailored to meet the couple's budget. They can play for wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours, receptions and rehearsal dinners. The trio can also learn new music as per the couples' request, and additional instrumention may be available.
Recommended by 100% of couples
Laura & · Married on 07/21/2012
Queen City Ensemble was AMAZING! Even though I (the bride) was stuck hiding in the back of our venue waiting for the ceremony to start, and didn't officially get to meet all the members, all my interactions and communications with them were perfect. I mainly communicated via email with Janet, and everything went smoothly with all our discussions. We saw them play at The Point Lake and Golf Club Wedding Show (now Trump National Golf Course) and liked them. We looked around at some other strings, and compared prices. Queen City definitely is affordable compared to some other string groups out there, and after seeing them play and seeing the price, we were set! It was definitely a perfect decision! Not only do they have an amazing classical repertoire to choose from for song selections, they had an amazing contemporary selection. This is something to consider when looking for ceremony musicians because they can charge you extra (ALOT extra) if you want a special song. I really wanted the Feather Theme from Forrest Gump for our sand ceremony to be played... and guess waht, they have it on their list! On top of that, they let me select all the songs for the prelude before the ceremony, and got to hear some other favorites - Candle on the Water from Pete's Dragon and God Only Knows - The Beach Boys (again, all in their repertoire!) Ask to see their song list .... it is really extensive!!! It is great to have more options at an affordable price as well as deal with professional vendors who are polite, on time, and do exactly what you had paid them to do. Thank you ladies for making our wedding day perfect. I would highly recommend this group to anyone in need of a strings for their ceremony!!!!
Danielle · Married on 10/13/2018
HIGHLY recommend! Extremely organized, responsive, professional, and talented. They helped sort out all of the details prior to our wedding day so there were no questions or chaos the day of. Extremely professional and played my requests during processional. I truly enjoyed working with them and our wedding ceremony would not have been the same without them. The strings made the ceremony more intimate and classy instead of having a DJ or other background music. Highly recommend and would book them all over again!
Laura · Married on 10/06/2018
I've dreamed of walking down the isle to strings since I was a little girl - and Queen City Trio brought everything I envisioned to life! They are so talented and their music is nothing short of musical elegance. They have mastered the classics and perfected the modern hits making our cocktail hour a magical experience for our guests. Jenny was organized, professional, quick to reply and beyond easy to work with. It was an absolute pleasure having Queen City Trio at our wedding!
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!
Something about live music at a wedding ceremony that sets it apart. This group has a wonderful quality and great sound!
Looking forward to working with you!