This interactive, day-long workshop will explore creativity as a tool for working against oppression. Through historic, global and personal case studies, students engage with the concept of peace building as an “art” that often calls for a creative approach.
Please join us for Theatre of the Beat's presentation of "This Will Lead to Dancing," a play about wholeness and belonging.
In celebration of the International Day of Peace, Conrad Grebel University College is pleased to be organizing Peace Week - a week of events to acknowledge and raise awareness for several peace related issues.
This earth-themed concert features Earth Voices, a performance piece by Carol Ann Weaver for readers, soundscape, and visuals, with texts by 24 Mennonite writers from North and South America, Middle East, and Africa. The soundscape is based on Carol's compositions, on-site field recordings, and visuals, which frame and synergize with the spoken word. This piece seeks to find voices which can lead us into a deeper knowledge of the earth and our relationship to it.
Come and see the hard work of all OMMC campers and staff in their end-of-camp presentation of:
My Fair Lady
Friday, August 28 at 7pm
Conrad Grebel, Great Hall (Rm 1111)
Directed by Dr. Maisie Sum and Artist-in-Residence I Dewa Made Suparta, the UW Gamelan Ensemble will perform a selection of pieces that illustrate this type of "world music".
This term we have three different chamber ensembles, playing pieces by Beethoven, Khachaturian, and Bruch respectively.
Come join us for a wonderful Sunday evening concert, with delicious Grebel refreshments to follow.
Beethoven Piano Trio I, Op 1, No 1
Bruch Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 5
Join alumni and friends from neighbouring colleges to a watch the Toronto Blue Jays play the Tampa Bay Rays.
The World Beloved: Bluegrass & Beyond
Bluegrass Music, also known as "Old Time Music" or "Old Folk Music," is a North America indigenous music founded by immigrants in the early 20th century. Bluegrass incorporates influences from black spirituals, blues and jazz into Maritime traditional songs, fiddle and dance music. Carol Barnett's The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass is the featured piece.
This year’s banquet will feature a talk on Multicultural Learning by Rudy Baergen, interim pastor at Waterloo-Kitchener United Mennonite Church.
Tickets are $50 (with $25 charitable receipt) and can be purchased through MCEC's website on line or in person at reception at Conrad Grebel.
Punch at 6:30 p.m. – Dinner at 7:00 p.m.
Join Grebel Alumni, Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre Alumni and Students, and Supporters at a Retirement Reception for Current Director of TMTC, John Rempel.
Enjoy some refreshments and live jazz from Grebel Alum Alan Armstrong '94 and his quartet of fabulous musicians.
Cost is free but please RSVP to Alison Enns.
Sheridan Hall, Wycliffe College
Join Fred Martin at Portland Craft on Main Street in Vancouver. Fred will be attending "A Bicycle Built for Two" presented by Theatre of the Beat at Sherbrooke Mennonite Church earlier in the evening and would like to go out for drinks afterwards. Please email Alison Enns if you plan on attending so Fred can save you a seat.
Join Fred Martin and other UW alumni at Loungeburger to enjoy food, friends and an update from Waterloo and Conrad Grebel. Please let Alison Enns know if you plan on attending so Fred can save you a seat.
Auditions will take place next week for both the University Choir and the Instrumental Chamber Ensembles. All students are welcome. See Ensemble page for details.
Together with the Grand Philharmonic Choir and the KW Symphony, the UW Chamber Choir will perform Bach's St. Matthew Passion at the Centre in the Square. First performed in Leipzig on Good Friday in 1727, the St. Matthew Passion is widely regarded as one of the masterpieces of sacred classical music. This Good Friday performance has become a cherished tradition in Waterloo Region. Mark Vuorinen is both the director of the UW Chamber Choir and the Grand Philharmonic Choir.
The UW Gamelan Ensemble, directed by Dr. Maisie Sum, will play a selection of Balinese gamelan pieces. If you have never heard this sort of percussion music before, you will find this fascinating. This concert is part of the WLU series of noon hour concerts.
See WLU Concerts for additional events.
The Western Collective is a group of faculty members from the University of Western Ontario. They will be performing the Trio by Rochberg, and a selection of other pieces. Members include:
Jana Starling, Clarinet
Ron George, French Horn
Sharon Wei, Viola
John Hess, Piano
The UW Gamelan Ensemble, directed by Dr. Maisie Sum and featuring Balinese guest artist I Dewa Made Suparta, will play a selection of Balinese gamelan pieces.
Free Admission. All are welcome.
Each Instrumental Chamber Ensemble consists of two to seven players, playing selected pieces from great composers. Sometimes we have classical guitars or brass groups, but the most common grouping is stringed instruments with a piano accompaniment.
We have the Schubert String Quartet No. 14 "Death and the Maiden", Brahms clarinet trio op. 114, Boccherini piano quintet No. 6 "The Night Watch in Madrid" and Florent Schmitt's Sonatine en trio.
Come join us for a delightful Sunday evening concert, with delicious Grebel refreshments to follow.
The UW Jazz Ensemble will perform a selection of classic jazz pieces.
Featuring the music of Chuck Magione, George Gershwin, Gordon Goodwin of the Phat Band with special guest Ernie Kalwa on Tenor Sax.
Stay tuned for more information.
Choir Divas: From Opera to Bollywood
Join the UW Choir in a moving and energetic program of music for the cinema and stage, ranging from Italian operas, including La Traviata and Il Trovatore to musicals -- Les Miserable, Into the Woods, South Pacific, and Candide. Join the choir in singing selections from Rogers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music. Finally, be there to see our first ever foray into the music of Bollywood!
For parking, please enter from Willis Way or the LCBO driveway. Caroline is still closed due to contruction.
Join Conrad Grebel University College's Institute for Anabaptist Mennonite Studies and the Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario to celebrate the release of Sam Steiner's new book, In Search of Promised Lands.
Saturday, March 28 at 1pm and 6:30pm
Sunday, March 29 at 1pm and 6:30 pm
Students/Seniors: $15.06 Adult: $17.17
Please join us for an exciting presentation by Conrad Grebel’s Dean, Dr. Trevor Bechtel!
Animals as peers, as persons and peacebuilders.
Speaker: Trevor Bechtel, Conrad Grebel University College, UW
Date: Thursday March 26, 2015
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: AL 211
Refreshments will be provided.