Wednesday, April 27, 2016

WELCOME TO THE 2018-19 SEASON!

Welcome to a new season for the Newell Concert Association.  Our season ticket prices have remained the same as last year's prices.  Still a great deal.   The  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!

LISA BROKOP: LEGENDARY LADIES OF COUNTRY


Wednesday, October 3, 2018 7:30 p.m.

Lisa Brokop:  Legendary Ladies of Country

Through hit songs and heartfelt stories, Lisa Brokop: Legendary Ladies of Country celebrates several of the female pioneers in country music who inspired and influenced Lisa’s own career. Featuring hits from Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Barbara Mandrell, Emmylou Harris and more, Lisa Brokop’s own favorites from her award-winning albums such as Better Off Broken, Wildflower, and Take That will also be included. This musical tour tips its hat to the talented women of country music.








FOOTHILLS BRASS




Wednesday, October 24, 2018 7:30 p.m.

Foothills Brass

This quintet has enjoyed consistent success throughout its 35 year history. They have toured extensively through Canada and the United States delighting audiences everywhere.  Whether dazzling youngsters with high energy and interactive programs or enlightening adults to the incredible versatility of the brass quintet, Foothills Brass delivers serious FUN! Foothills Brass is dedicated to bringing great music and entertainment to every audience.



https://www.foothillsbrass.ca

GHOSTBOY


Thursday, November 15, 2018 7:30 p.m.

Ghostboy

GhostBoy is the official new group of former PEAR frontman, Denis Dufresne. They showcase Country/Roots/Acoustic Music at the highest caliber. Denis Dufresne and Aaron Young are two multiple award winning live and session players who have been dubbed “The Hottest Fiddle Show in the World” by the Walt Disney Corporation.  They have put together superb playing, vocals and songwriting abilities that have been receiving rousing standing ovations wherever they play. 





DON AMERO - "AMERO LITTLE CHRISTMAS"


Wednesday, December 5, 2018 7:30 p.m.

Don Amero – “Amero Little Christmas”

Don Amero is an engaging storyteller, songwriter and performer who has been touring and speaking all across Canada for over 10 years. With 5 albums to his name he has already garnered eleven national and international awards, including a JUNO nomination in 2013 and two more in 2016.  Amero Little Christmas has become an annual tradition in Don’s hometown of Winnipeg and he is coming to share it with us!




donamero.ca

MATT JOHNSON


Thursday, January 17, 2019 7:30 p.m.

Matt Johnson

 Matt has been in the entertainment business for more than 20 years and has performed as a magician and entertainer in every venue imaginable. If you are looking for a totally unique entertainment experience you have come to the right place. All of Matt's performances are delivered with a unique, modern, high energy style that is all his own. Described as both mysterious and hilarious each show contains a high level of audience participation.





MATTHEW BYRNE


Thursday, February 7, 2019 7:30 p.m.

Matthew Byrne

Born into a family of Newfoundland music makers, Matthew’s repertoire is heavily influenced by that unique musical lineage – the weaving of a great story with a beautiful melody – and he supports this tradition with powerful vocals, polished guitar work, and a presence that fills the room. His repertoire transcends time and place and his live performance reminds us how satisfying traditional songs can be when stripped down to their basic elements.





DAVE GUNNING AND JP CORMIER


Monday, February 25, 2019 7:30 p.m.

Dave Gunning and JP Cormier

Gunning & Cormier go back 23 years when Dave had a fiddle player drop out of a show at the last minute. After that collaboration they played together and wrote together whenever they could, coming up with songs that graced both their projects, and over the years showered them with awards and nominations on the East Coast and nationally. These two talented performers give a show you won’t want to miss!




SAMANTHA MARTIN AND DELTA SUGAR


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 7:30 p.m.

Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar
Bubbling up from the cauldron of roots Americana music, Samantha Martin is an artist of extraordinary power, gravitas and deep-seated emotion. On first listen, one is immediately struck by the awesome presence and sheer magnitude of her other worldly voice. As a songwriter she draws on black gospel and southern soul with a hint of roots country and sixties pop.  The success of her live show is not the work of a single talent but done in combination with what she likes to term her co-vocalists.


JOHNNY SUMMERS LITTLE BIG BAND

Monday, April 29, 2019 7:30 p.m.

Johnny Summers Little Big Band

With flowing passion and soul, Johnny Summers, a multi-talented musician, composer and arranger, is a performer of boundless ability and stage appeal. Versatility, distinction and excellence are foremost attributes, and his clever yet natural approach to both life and music offers a unique experience at every performance, and with every project. A great way to finish a season!



www.johnnysummers.com

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, 2018

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, 2018

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 2018-2019 Season



President:
Terry Connor
Phone: 403-362-3882

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


Treasurer: Struan Vaughn
Phone: 403-362-5837

Secretary: Terrie Hager
Phone: 403-793-3683

Directors:


Janet Perkins
Phone: 403-362-5040

Wilma Hunter
Phone: 403-362-4055

Herb Brown
Phone: 403-362-4227

Celina Everett
Phone: 403-363-8326