Events - November 2013

Saturday, November 30, 2013 — 8:00 PM EST

This concert includes the World Premiere of a new setting of Psalm 150, composed by Timothy Corlis, that has been commissioned by Conrad Grebel University College in honour of its 50th Anniversary.  Corlis is a former Grebel resident and a well-known composer working at CMU in Winnipeg. 

As part of this special occasion, all three Grebel Choirs will perform:

Chamber Choir - directed by Mark Vuorinen
Chapel Choir - directed by Ken Hull
University Choir - directed by Gerard Yun

Friday, November 29, 2013 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EST

John Ruth is an author and travel guide, a renowned Anabaptist-Mennonite story-teller.

He will be at Grebel the previous night for the release of his memoir, Branch: A Memoir with Pictures.

12:30 to 1:30
Room 1301
Conrad Grebel University College

Thursday, November 28, 2013 — 7:30 PM EST

Conrad Grebel University College & TourMagination present the book launch of John Ruth: "Branch: A Memoir With Pictures"

In small coffee-style, each of the 210 two-page spreads opens to a mini-essay paired with a full-page picture. Ruth chose this format "to explore synergy between a lifetime's collection of pictures and the works they may call forth." Come to the College Chapel and hear this extraordinary story-teller talk about his memoirs.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 — 12:30 PM EST

Featuring the Music Department Gamelan Ensemble, as well as Balinese guest artist I Dewa Made Suparta.  Ensemble directed by Maisie Sum.

Please note: Due to construction, there is no daytime visitor parking in the Conrad Grebel lot.  Please park at nearby lots.

Saturday, November 23, 2013 — 3:00 PM EST

Come to Ottawa's Canadian War Museum and take a look at "Peace - the Exhibition" and enjoy a talk about the exhibit from MCC Ottawa's Paul Heidebrecht while indulging in some complimentary refreshments.

Fred Martin, Director of Development at Grebel, will also provide an update about Grebel and screen the 50th Anniversary video "Challenging Mind and Spirit: Conrad Grebel University College's first 5 decades."

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 — 12:30 PM EST

Benjamin Britten and More:

Ben Bolt-Martin, cello
Andrew Chung, violin
Julie Baumgartel, violin
Josh Greenlaw, viola

Please note: Due to construction, there is no daytime visitor parking in the Conrad Grebel lot.  Please park at nearby lots.
 

Sunday, November 17, 2013 — 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST

 In celebration of Grebel’s 50 years of Inspiring Mind and Spirit, the Grebel Ambassadors are hosting a Conrad Grebel (the person) themed event! If you have participated in any of the 50th Anniversary events thus far you might have noticed the life sized cardboard cut-out of Conrad Grebel. He has been making special appearances all over campus (!) and will be the focus for this event. Intrigued? Me too!

What: The Search for Connie G

Who: Sr. Youth (grades 9-???)

Friday, November 8, 2013 — 12:30 PM EST

Esther Epp-Tiessen, Public Engagement Coordinator, Mennonite Central Committee Canada, author of MCC Canada: A History, forthcoming from CMU Press will deliver a presentation titled, "Writing the history of MCC Canada on its 50th Anniversary."  

12:30 to 1:30
Room 1300
Conrad Grebel University College

Books will be available for purchase.

Sponsored by Institute of Anabaptist and Mennonite Studies  

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 — 12:30 PM EST

Michael Wood, Jazz Vibraphone
Jim Hodgkinson, piano

Please note: Due to construction, there is no daytime visitor parking in the Conrad Grebel lot.  Please park at nearby lots.

Saturday, November 2, 2013 — 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

Come and visit Grebel! Take a tour of the residence, talk to students and have a Grebel cookie! On campus you will have the opportunity to speak with professors and learn more about the Music and Peace & Conflict Studies programs as well.

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Multimedia Videos

watch past lectures

Watch our special event videos: the Bechtel LecturesMennonite Literature series, the Eby Lecture, and the Sawatsky Lecture.