Wednesday, April 27, 2016

WELCOME TO THE 2016-2017 SEASON!

Welcome to a new season for the Newell Concert Association.  Our season ticket prices remain the same as last year and we have a great line-up.  Check out the shows we have to offer.  It's a great deal for the whole family.  Shows and prices are listed on our website as well as contact information if you have any questions.  Looking forward to another great year!

THE TRAVELLING MABELS

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 7:30 p.m.
Griffin Park Theatre

The Travelling Mabels consist of an all female trio of singer/songwriters performing songs with intelligent, humourous lyrics, melodic harmonies and energetic country roots. The beauty of the Mabels is that they represent three generations of women. Soon after the show opens, they have established a rapport with the audience. Throughout the evening the group magically weave in and out of well know favorite songs and original music...come and enjoy!


www.thetravellingmabels.com

TRAVIS BERNHARDT

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 7:30 p.m.
Griffin Park Theatre

Travis has been a full time professional magician since 2008. Lately his award winning one man shows have played to sold out houses at festival across Canada. The "Man of Mystery" will confound and delight you with mind-boggling illusions. You will leave the theatre amazed.


http://travisthemagician.blogspot.com

EVERYTHING FITZ

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 7:30 p.m.
Griffin Park Theatre

Featuring Canadian Grandmasters Fiddle Champions, the Fitzgerald family has a proven track record of providing a professional and upbeat show with wide audience appeal. Their musical journey began early in life, developing a style that is a beautiful blend of fiddle music and top rate dance routines...sit back and enjoy.


http://everythingfitz.ca

SULTANS OF STRING

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 7:30 p.m.
Griffin Park Theatre

The Sultans of String thrill their audiences with global sonic tapestry of Spanish flamenco, Cuban rhythms, Arabic folk and Gypsy jazz celebrating their musical and human creativity with warmth and excitement. They tell stories of beauty and hope that you will be moved by and feel in your hearts.


http://sultansofstring.com

SCOTT COOK & THE SECOND CHANCES

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 7:30 p.m.
Griffin Park Theatre

Scott Cook has been named one of Canada's most inspiring and imaginative story tellers.  A roots balladeer with a rare personal warmth, he has travelled extensively across Canada, USA, Europe, Asia and Australia with his seven piece amazing band. He believes that songs can change your life, and after hearing his band you will agree.



http://scottcook.net

CANADIAN GUITAR QUARTET

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 7:30 p.m.
Griffin Park Theatre

Since its debut in 1999, the Canadian Guitar Quartet has toured extensively in North and South America from one standing ovation to another establishing a reputation as one of the finest guitar ensembles in the world. They have recorded three critically acclaimed CD's and have developed an international reputation. This Quartet of dynamic original music and classical masterpieces make their concerts an unforgettable experience.


http://canadianguitarquartet.com

IVAN COYOTE

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 7:30 p.m.
Griffin Park Theatre

Ivan Coyote is an award winning author of eight collections of short stories, one novel, three CD's and four short films. As a renowned performer, his first love is storytelling that will captivate his audience and bring them to laughter and tears.  Ivan believes in the power of storytelling and that a good family story can help inspire us. An unforgettable evening!


www.ivanecoyote.com

COMEDY IN MOTION WITH BOB CATES

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 7:30 p.m.
Griffin Park Theatre

Bob Cates is a Canadian juggling champion, physical comedian and new vaudevillian. He presents an evening certain to entertain the entire family.  It's a clean, fast-paced interactive comedy show which combines juggling, wild unicycling and plate spinning. Bob has won several awards for "Best Variety Act" and "Entertainer of the Year". The show will keep you on the edge of your seats.

www.comedyinmotion.com

THE SHIVERS "BRITISH INVASION EXPERIENCE"

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 7:30 p.m.
Griffin Park Theatre

The Shivers will take you through a musical history of England in the 1960's, an era of incredible music. The group have a look and sound that will take you back to all your favourite bands and songs of that time period.  All five members of the Shivers, share vocal duties as they present a collection of the British "friends". Here we go down memory lane!

 
 

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, 2016

Adult - $90.00



Student/Senior - $80.00



Family (includes mother, father and children under 18 or grandparents and grandchildren under 18) - $200.00


Prices after June 30th, 2016

Adults - $110.00

Students/Seniors - $100.00

Family - $240.00





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 2015-2016 Season

President: Jo-Ann Hodge
Phone: 403-362-7811
E:mail:  joannhodge3@gmail.com


Vice- President:
Terry Connor
Phone: 403-362-3882
E-mail: ptconnor@telus.net

Treasurer: Struan Vaughn
Phone: 403-362-5837
E-mail: drsv@telusplanet.net

Secretary: Wilma Hunter
Phone: 403-362-4055
E-mail: whistlerwilly@gmail.com


Directors:


Janet Perkins
Phone: 403-362-5040
E-mail:  perky4@telus.net

Marilyn Jackson
Phone: 403-362-4498
E-mail: gramma-j@telus.net


Lee Hunter
Phone:403-362-4055
E-mail: leeh47@gmail.com

Terrie Hager
Phone: 403-793-3683
E-mail: hagerterrie@gmail.com

Fred Bexte
Phone: 403-501-4229
E-mail: avalanchemm@gmail.com