Wednesday, April 27, 2016

WELCOME TO THE 2017-2018 SEASON!

Welcome to a new season for the Newell Concert Association.  Our season ticket prices have increased for the first time in many years.  The new prices are listed on our website.    Check out the shows we have to offer.  It's a great deal for the whole family.  Shows are listed on our website as well as contact information if you have any questions.  Looking forward to another great year!

RAINBOW DANCE THEATRE

Thursday, October 19, 2017
7:30 p.m. - Griffin Park Theatre

This group of virtuoso dancers transform the stage into a world of mystery, pathos and humour.  They have toured throughout the world and are directed by internationally renowned dancers/choreographers Valerie Bergman and Darryl Thomas.  Founded in Hawaii in 1991 Rainbow Dance Theatre is based in Oregon, USA and travel to many cities, bringing their amazing dance performances to all ages.  An evening you will not forget.




TORNADO HUNTERS

Friday, November 3rd, 2017
7:30 p.m. Griffin Park Theatre

Greg Johnson is one of North America's top professional storm and severe weather chasers.  He tells his stories with humour and exciting details and shows actual footage of tornadoes he has chased. You will be intrigued by the close calls and amazing stories of prairie storms, tornadoes, hurricanes and blizzards, all told with humour and amazing details.



DIAMOND FOREVER, A CELEBRATION OF NEIL DIAMOND

Friday, November 17, 2017
7:30 p.m. - Griffin Park Theatre

This is an exciting, must -see entertainment event! Jason Scott's live tribute performance personifies, and delivers the look, sound the moved moves and the music of icon Neil Diamond.  This show creates a sight and sound experience that transports delighted fans, old and young, down memory lane.


www.diamondforever.ca

THE ENNIS SISTERS

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
7:30 p.m. - Griffin Park Theatre

This group is a Canadian musical family group from St. John's Newfoundland.  All three sisters, Maureen, Karen, and Theresa Ennis are gifted singers, musicians and dancers.  The have won several awards, including Female Artists of the Year and Group of the Year.  Their joyful voices and personalities will keep you spell bound and leave you singing their variety of songs. 


NORTH OF HERE

Saturday, January 13, 2018
7:30 p.m. Griffin Park Theatre

The instrumentation from these musicians includes different combinations of the mandolin, guitar and banjo.  North of Here delivers great and energetic arrangements that promotes stomping, hollering and clapping from the audience.  Their music will stay with you for days, and you will want to hear more.


CHRISTOPHER HALL

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
7:30 p.m. - Griffin Park Theatre

Christopher Hall, found the work in the orchestra far too serious. So now instead of joking around while sitting in an orchestra, he includes humour in his string quartet and shows that classical music is for everyone. He will successfully bring people, who were not originally fans of classical music, to enjoy it while having fun and giving new meaning to music we have heard throughout the generations.

comicorchestra.com/en/

BLAKE REID AND THE BLACK DIRT ORCHESTRA

Friday, February 23rd, 2018
7:30 p.m. - Griffin Park Theatre

There's an authenticity ot country music born of hotdogs in tractor cabs, an experience that Blake had throughout his youth. His singing captivates his audiences with his music and the tales he tells will reach down to the very souls of his audience and have them wanting more. HIs albums brim with rural tales showcasing Blake as a true working man's poet.



blakereid.ca

CHOOI BROTHERS

Monday, March 12th, 2018
7:30 p.m. - Griffin Park Theatre
Brothers Nikki and Timothy Chooi violinists and paint Philip Chiu are united by a genuine passion for their instruments. They bring a new twist to the typical classical violin and piano presentations. Their personalities help make even the most serious classical pieces entertaining and enjoyable. Sit back and enjoy.


https://www.chooibrothers.com

LAILA BAILEY

Friday, March 23rd, 2018
7:30 p.m. - Griffin Park Theatre

Award winning Canadian singer, songwriter, paints melds traditional jazz with contemporary pop so effortlessly. Laila has headline festivals and venues spanning vie continents. She performs with ease and everyone in the audience will feel she is singing just to them, songs you know, the new ones that will become part of you repertoire favourites.


THE STAMPEDERS - EXTRA CONCERT

Saturday, April 21st, 2018
7:30 p.m. - Griffin Park Theatre

The well know group was formed in Calgary in 1964 as a sextet and re-organized in Toronto in 1968 as a trio, Rich Dodson, Ronnie King and Kim Berby.  They received a Juno ward in 1971 as Vocal and Instrumental Group of the Year. They have had many well know hits and you will leave the theatre singing.  Prepare for an enjoyable evening of music memories.





PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS AN EXTRA CONCERT AND TICKETS WILL BE $25.00 EACH. 


Sunday, October 18, 2009

ALBERTA FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS


THE SUPPORT FROM THE ALBERTA FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS MAKES OUR CONCERTS POSSIBLE!

Friday, October 9, 2009

HISTORY OF THE NEWELL CONCERT ASSOCIATION

Newell Overture Association was formed in 1974 to provide a variety of cultural entertainment not normally available in the community. The Overture Society out of British Columbia and under the leadership of George Zukerman presented the idea of forming a concert series to a meeting of 50 people in Brooks. The first series offered four concerts to a membership of approximately 250 people.
The local society was affiliated with Zukerman's organization and booked all their concerts with him annually. The first Showcase attended was in Edmonton in 1976 and from this several concerts other than classical were booked.
The concert series was held in the Brooks Composite High School gymnasium until 1982 when a theatre with fixed seating as well as sound and light, was made available. Newell Concert Association worked tirelessly to encourage the inclusion of this theatre in the new school.

The original board consisted of : President : Albert Zagorsky
VPresident: Wally Friesen
Secretary: Evelyn Ellerman
Treasurer: Keith Boquist
Directors: Doris Cairns, Doug Ingram, Bob and Helen Baxter. Dennis Petersen, Joan Lester, Helen Kraus, Wes Hutton


There was representation on the board from the town of Brooks as well as surrounding area.
One of the first priorities of the board after finding a home for the series in the new theatre in Griffin Park School was to purchase a grand piano in 1983 for $13,000.
Throughout the years the concert series continues to thrive and has been successful in acquiring an annual grant from the Alberta Arts Foundation . This funding along with ticket sales has enabled the organization to present an average of nine concerts per season, offering a wide variety of entertainment ranging from comedy to classical.

SEASON TICKET PRICES

Early Bird Prices until June 30th, 2017

Adult - $110.00



Student/Senior - $100.00



Family (includes mother, father and children under 18 or grandparents and grandchildren under 18) - $240.00


Prices after June 30th, 2016

Adults - $120.00

Students/Seniors - $110.00

Family - $265.00





All tickets are transferrable.



A limited number of rush tickets are available at the door at $25.00 for each concert. Children 12 and under - $10.00 each.

NEWELL CONCERT ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE

Executive for 2016-2017 Season

President: Jo-Ann Hodge
Phone: 403-362-7811

Vice- President:
Terry Connor
Phone: 403-362-3882

Treasurer: Struan Vaughn
Phone: 403-362-5837

Secretary: Terrie Hager
Phone: 403-793-3683

Directors:


Janet Perkins
Phone: 403-362-5040

Marilyn Jackson
Phone: 403-362-4498

Wilma Hunter
Phone: 403-362-4055