Niagara Concerts - Arts and Culture Wall of Fame
For almost four decades, Niagara Concerts has fulfilled a unique cultural need in the City of Niagara Falls and
surrounding area. Niagara Concerts is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to bringing the arts to the
community at affordable prices.
In 1947, a group of residents from the Niagara area created the Greater Niagara Community Concert
Association, an organization with a mandate to present professional concerts in Niagara Falls. The Association
was a licensee of Columbia Artists in New York, and concerts were chosen from a list presented by Columbia.
In 1975, the Board of Directors approved a motion to become independent of Columbia and changed their
name to Niagara Concerts. The concert series began to reflect more Canadian talent and a larger selection of
entertainment. Today, Niagara Concerts’ annual series promotes Canadian and International artists, ranging
from classical, pop, jazz, and contemporary music to dance and other creative art forms.
In 2004, Niagara Concerts was awarded the Stamford Collegiate Alumni Association Award in Memory of
Niagara Concerts has completed two large projects funded through the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Through
their efforts, over $50,000 has been spent on improvements to the Niagara Centre for the Arts. In addition,
Niagara Concerts gives back to the community annually through the Ann Speedie Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The fund was established for high school students to further their education in the Arts.
Niagara Concerts is keeping the arts alive through the sustained efforts of their dedicated volunteers on their
Board of Directors, patrons, sponsors, and through the continued support of the membership.