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Job Call: Festival Administrator

 

Gros Morne Summer Music is a charitable organization entering its 12th year of operation in western Newfoundland. We are a highly creative organization that presents and produces world-class interdisciplinary arts, entertainment, and educational events in Corner Brook and Woody Point, NL.

Gros Morne Summer Music is currently seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated, team player to fill the position of Festival Administrator. The position requires strong organizational skills, and the ability to be flexible, innovative, and open to new challenges.

 

The Festival Administrator reports to the Festival Manager and works alongside the Artistic Director, student staff, and volunteer board of directors.

 

Primary duties include:

 

Basic bookkeeping and financial reporting

Assisting with fundraising and sponsorship programs

Coordination of logistics, bookings, accommodation, touring, and so on

Front-line liaising with volunteers and patrons

Assisting with development and dissemination of marketing materials (including website and social media)

Audience relations

General administrative and clerical work

Box office management

Overseeing bookings and logistics of 100 seat theatre and recording studio

Coordinating logistics of educational program

 

Candidates should have strong organizational skills. Experience in arts administration, bookkeeping, not-for-profit organizations and a valid drivers license will be considered assets.

 

This position is year-round, part-time at 25 hours/week. Some flexibility of hours is allowable within the parameters of the job.

 

Closing Date: Friday, April 4th 4:30pm.

To apply: Send a cover letter and resume with references to info@gmsm.ca or drop letter at 30 Elswick Road, Corner Brook, NL.

 

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This year, GMSM brings you the magic of White Christmas (Corner Brook style). Join us for this local re-telling of the Christmas classic that brings the magic, mayhem and music of Bing Crosby’s White Christmas to our own little town. alongside our ever-popular silent auction featuring some of the most unique items for the holiday season.

Featuring performances by David Maggs, Yvette Coleman, Rachel Joffred, Candice Pike, Gary and his Chorale and Angels, Aberdeen’s Goblins, Lou McDonald, The cast of The Best of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jim Parsons, video specials from Tom Cochrane and more.

Join us at the Greenwood Inn and Suites on December 22nd at 8:00pm (doors open at 7:00 for auction viewing).

Tickets are $30 and are available by clicking here

or with cash at Brewed Awakening, Brewed on Bernard, and More For Less Foods 

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We are happy to announce that this year, in addition to our annual Winter Gala and Silent Auction, Gros Morne Summer Music will be hosting a New Year's Eve performance and social at Swirsky's!

It is an exclusive evening with Yvette Coleman, David Maggs, Gary Graham and other familiar faces from Gros Morne Summer Music. An evening of music, mingling, curious poetry from old Corner Brook, a Corner Brook quiz, and of course free champagne to toast the New Year with friends.

9pm, December 31 2013

$50

There are a very limited number of tickets available so get yours today by clicking here to pay with credit card or by calling 709-638-9634 or contacting us at info@gmsm.ca to arrange for a cash payment. 

And, if you're looking to pick up advanced tickets to our White Christmas Winter Gala and Silent Auction click here too!

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Check out these highlights from our 2013 season! Read more...
Paul Fadoul performs the eighth movement of Elliott Carter's Eight Pieces, March. Recorded live on the edge of Bonne Bay, NL on August 14, 2013. Read more...
Yvette Coleman performs Zuiegnung by Richard Strauss during week five of Gros Morne Summer Music's 2013 season. Accompanied by David Maggs. Read more...
Mintze Wu performs a medley of Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, Miss Sullivan's, and One Hour in Hungary, live on the road through the Tablelands to Trout River, NL. Recorded on August 16, 2013. Read more...
Bernard Kane, the resident violist with Gros Morne Summer Music in 2013, performs a medley of Sargasso and Bardsey Sound at Galliott Studios in Woody Point, NL. Recorded on August 10, 2013. Read more...
Paul Fadoul and Christine Carter are joined by Elizabeth Janzen, Bernard Kane, and Mintze Wu for their performance of Log Cabin Blues. Recorded live at the Woody Point Heritage Theatre in Woody Point, NL, Canada, on August 2, 2013. Read more...
Louis McDonald fills us in on the behind-the-scenes process of recording the Gros Morne Summer Music ensemble. Read more...
The weather is nice and sunny in Corner Brook -- Aberdeen and the Old Boot is a GO for 9:15pm tonight at Margaret Bowater Park! Read more...
Want to relive the Gros Morne Summer Music production of Carmen? Check out this timelapse video of the show! The whole performance in two minutes! Read more...
The weather looks great for GMSM's outdoor spectacle Aberdeen and the Old Boot. The show starts at 9:15 at Margaret Bowater Park.
We brought our resident flutist Elizabeth Janzen down to the edge of the Glynmill Inn Pond in Corner Brook to record her performing Danse de la Chevre by Honneger. Read more...
Due to poor weather conditions and rain over the past 12 hours (and more forecasted), the performance of Aberdeen and The Old Boot scheduled for tonight (Tuesday, July 30) has been cancelled. Read more...
Sunday, July 28 is your last chance to see Duane Andrews and Carmen! It gets started at 8pm at the Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre. Check out this preview trailer of the show! Read more...
We brought our resident cellist Diederik van Dijk to Cook's Lookout in Corner Brook to record him performing Suite for solo cello No. 1 in G major - Sarabande by J.S. Bach. Read more...
Duane Andrews joins the the Dark by Five ensemble in week one for a double bill of Duane's brand of gypsy-folk meets jazz, paired with the remount of Dark by Five's Carmen. We caught up with Duane early in the rehearsal process to see what he thought. Read more...
The weather looks great for GMSM's outdoor spectacle Aberdeen and the Old Boot. The show starts at 9:15 at Margaret Bowater Park.
Aberdeen and the Old Boot screenshotWe caught up with Rachel Peake, director of Aberdeen and the Old Boot, following a rehearsal at Margaret Bowater Park. Check out this behind-the-scenes preview of the show! Read more...

Gros Morne Summer Music Chairperson, Gary Graham was awarded an honourary Doctorate of Laws from Memorial University today. We all know what a treasure Gary is, and evidently so does the entire province. Congratulations Gary! You deserve it.

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It is with a tremendous amount of enthusiasm that we announce our 2013 Season! As you know, this festival has been growing by leaps and bounds over the past few years thanks to significant partnerships with the Town of Woody Point and the City of Corner Brook.

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It's not Christmas until the GMSM Winter Gala and Silent Auction! We can't wait to see you there!

Gros Morne Summer Music's annual Christmas Gala and Silent Auction returns this year to close out GMSM's 10th Anniversary Season. This even has sold out every year, so don't delay in getting your tickets; there are only 200 tickets printed!


Tickets are $30 and go on sale Monday, December 3rd, at 11am at Brewed Awakening, Brewed on Bernard, and More for Less Foods.

The Gala Performance will feature Acabella, Gary Graham and the Corale, Yvette Coleman, David Maggs, Gary's Angels, Lou MacDonald and Jim Parsons. 


And, thanks to our generous donors, the Silent Auction will feature the most interesting products in town including work by notable artists and craftspeople, piano lessons with Gary Graham, elaborate meals, weekend getaway packages and more. 

Doors open at 7pm, December 22nd.

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Because incliment weather has not been our friend, we had to cancel the last two attempts at showing The Rowdyman. Well, the forecast is in our favour this time and as part of Culture Days GMSM and The City of Corner Brook will be showing the movie at Margaret Bowater Park on Friday, September 28 (or Satudary the 29th if the weather doesn't cooperate) at 8pm. Bring your sweaters, blankets, and hot chocolate and join us for this can't-miss event! Read more...

Incliment weather cancelled last Friday's screening of The Rowdyman.

However, due to popular demand, we have rescheduled the screening to Friday, August 24 at 8pm in the place of our final movie.

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With August coming to an end, so does this year's Gros Morne Summer Music Festival. This is the final chance for Corner Brook audiences to see the three weeknight shows plus the anticipated premier of Trolley Car, a highbrid performance of music and theatre that tells a story of love and indicision set in Paris during the Nazi occupation. There will be no performances of Daniel Payne nor Sherlock Holmes in Woody Point this week due to Writers at Woody Point. Closing the season with a bang, the final events are as follows:

 

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We're sorry to say that this evening's 'Margaret's Movies' presentation of THE ROWDYMAN has been CANCELLED on account of incliment weather.

Sorry for any inconvenience this has caused, and we'll let you know about a possible rescheduling of this Newfoundland classic.

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This week Gros Morne Summer Music presents two great performances for the price of one! The evening commences with a brand new set from Corner Brook's favourtie all-female vocal ensemble, Acabella. With new moves and new songs, they return to Gros Morne Summer Music to open up the fourth week of programming.

Then, the ladies of Acabella join the Gros Morne Summer Music ensemble in a reimagining of Bizet's Carmen. In this performance Taiwanese violinist Mintze Wu and soprano Yvette Coleman share the role of Carmen and give the audience a new insight into her character. This is not your traditional classical music show. Come see the GMSM ensemble push the envelope of theatricality and music in a performance accessible to the whole family.

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In 2010, Gros Morne Summer Music comissioned California-based composer Jason Nett to create the music for Splash!, a water-ballet set on Glynmill Inn Pond. Then, in 2011 he returned with Cab Fare which pushed the boundaries of a classical ensemble and shaped the future of the Gros Morne Summer Music Festival. Now, in 2012, Jason has returned to western Newfoundland and to his favourite instrument, the guitar. In Guitar on Fire, Jason takes the audience on a musical journey that breaks down the process of composing a piece from trio, to duo, to solo guitar.

In a piece titled Inspirations Jason improvises a solo guitar performance just like he would do while composing something in his own studio. Then, with help from the Gros Morne Summer Music ensemble, Jason gives two well-know guitar standards new life by arranging them for a seven-piece orchestra. He knows how to bring classical music to a new audience, and as Natalie Hoffman points out in his local paper The Napa Valley Register, “Jason Nett of Napa is perhaps the hippest classical musician and composer you’ll ever meet.”


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Who want's to be stuck inside watching Netflix with all the wonderful weather we've be having in Corner Brook this summer? Why not enjoy some of your favourite classic movies, free of charge, outdoors in Margaret Bowater Park? Presented by Gros Morne Summer Music and The City of Corner Brook, Margaret's Movies is an opportunity to do just that! On Fridays, August 10, 17, and 21 at 8pm, bring family and friends along to watch some classic movies on a big screen in the heart of your community.

The series kicks off on August 10 with The Princess Bride, followed on August 17 by The Rowdyman (scenes of which were filmed in Margaret Bowater Park), and finishes up on August 21 with Grease where the audience will be invited to sing along with their favourite musical numbers.

Screenings are weather permitting for rain and wind and a call regarding the weather for each movie will be made by 5:30 on the day of. Updates will be posted at ww.gmsm.ca

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In celebration of our 10th anniversary, come join the GMSM team for a bowling party!

Play on a team with your favourite musician or representing your favourite country. Eat pizza, win GMSM prizes and show off your bowling skilz! 

Where? Corner Brook Centre Bowl

When? August 7th, 8-10pm

Tickets are $20 for individuals, or $100 for a team (3-6 people)

E-mail info@gmsm to reserve your spot today!

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Yes it's that time of year, folks!

We're kicking off our 2012 season in fine style with the foot-stompin, soul-movin' tunes of both The Once and Elliot Brood tonight at 7pm, First United Church Lawn. This is a FREE show and will be taking place RAIN OR SHINE! Hope to see you there.

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Spread the word! Tickets are limited for Elliott Brood and The Once and season passes are not eligible for these shows. Book tickets now through the Arts and Culture Centre web site...

Tickets for The Once on July 19th, 2012 at the Heritage Theatre in Woody Point

Tickets for Elliott BROOD on July 20th, 2012 at the Heritage Theatre in Woody Point

Gros Morne Summer Music (GMSM) celebrates its 10th anniversary season by taking residence at the Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre and the Woody Point Heritage Theatre to provide world-class entertainment in the region every night of the week!

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