Seven different instrumental chamber trios will perform a selection of music from Mozart, Glick, Bach, Ibert, Handel, and Martinu. There is even a brass group, with two trumpets & a tuba. Free admission, with refreshments to follow.
The UW Jazz Ensemble will have a fabulous term end concert, featuring the music of Rob McConnell, Sammy Nestico, Chuck Mangione, & more!
Soaring trumpet and sax solos will impress you.
The University Choir will be performing two of the most famous works in the choral literature, namely The Symphony of Psalms by Stravinsky and Bach's Magnificat. Composed for the 50th anniversary of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Stravinsky created a symphony-choral work unlike any of its predecessors. He chose the Latin (Vulgate) versions of Psalms 38, 39, and 150. When asked about the Symphony of Psalms, Stravinsky said:
The University of Waterloo Chamber Choir explores themes and music from across the ages, including works by Tomas Luis de Victoria, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Ola Gjeilo, and John Tavener.
The holiday season is drawing nearer, and that means that it's time to shop for gifts! Why not make a difference through your purchases this year?
On the island of Bali, Indonesia there is a plethora of musical ensembles called gamelan, the local term for a set of instruments made primarily of bronze or bamboo. The UWaterloo Department of Music at Conrad Grebel University College is home to a gamelan semara dana consisting of bronze gongs and metallophones, drums, and bamboo flutes.
In celebration of Restorative Justice Week 2016, join the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement and Community Justice Initiatives in celebrating Restorative Justice Week 2016.
The unusual combination of a baritone sax and an accordion has resulted in much praise for Joseph Petric and David Mott. “Joseph Petric is an accordionist who will take your breath away, and David Mott never runs out of it!”
See their websites for additional details:
Joseph Petric, accordion
Whether singing an intimate ballad, performing an intricate fugue, creating stirring world beats, or wailing on a powerful rock anthem, award-winning singer/multi-instrumentalist Kevin Ramessar has a history of moving audiences. Kevin Ramessar regularly performs on Broadway, as well as being Grebel's guitar instructor.
See Kevin Ramessar's website.
Join Emerging Voices Initiative and Mennonite Church Canada in an evening of conversation about the future of our national and local churches. Come with your questions, your concerns, and your dreams for the future. We are excited to listen, to respond, and to dream together! Everyone is invited to this event, no matter their age or knowledge of the changes facing MCCanada.
Cynthia Hiebert has performed both traditional and contemporary harpsichord works in Canada, the United States and England. This concert will feature works from the time of Shakespeare to Jimi Hendrix.
For more information see Cynthia Hiebert's website
Join UW alumni from Across the Creek and attend a Hamilton Ti-Cats game. Game time is 1:00 p.m. vs. the Montreal Alouettes, their last home game of the season.
Sit in the Family Section (109 - no alcohol) for $30/each
Come and see what Grebel and University of Waterloo have to offer! This open house is for students looking to attend uWaterloo in Fall 2016 or beyond!
Jeremy Bergen will be presenting the Benjamin Eby Lecture on November 3, 2016 at 7:30pm in the Conrad Grebel University College Chapel.
Christians Killing Christians: Martyrdom and the Disunity of the Church
Amy Waller Prince, a well-known local soprano, will be performing works from Verdi, Strauss, Dvorak, and Greer. Ms. Prince recently received a Doctorate of Music from Indiana University. She has performed many operatic roles, including Rosalind in Die Fledermaus, and Mabel in the Pirates of Penzance.
Join us as we celebrate the launch of Out of Place: Social Exclusion and Mennonite Migrants in Canada by author Luann Good Gingrich.
Jennifer Brimson Cooper and Mas Sugihara are an imaginative and intense duo that perform both original compositions for the sax and flute, as well as transcriptions of classical pieces. For more information see their website: Awea Duo
The JUNO nominated Orchid Ensemble is Lan Tung on the erhu/Chinese violin, Xiao Mei Zhu on the zheng/Chinese zither, and Jonathan Bernard on percussion. The ensemble blends ancient musical instruments and traditions from China and beyond, creating a beautiful new sound.
This concert will explore chamber music repertoire by two Canadian composers: Seven Tableaux from the Song of Songs by Srul Irving Glick, and Songs, composed by Grebel alumna Erica de la Cruz, setting poetry by University of Waterloo Professor Sarah Tolmie.
Celebrate the publication of Reina Neufeldt's new book, Ethics for Peacebuilders: A Practical Guide (Peace and Security in the 21st Century Series, Rowman & Littlefield, 2016).
Grebelites from the 80's - welcome back!
Do you remember when Vern and Joyce ruled the halls? Or when Louise and Howie ran sheet change? Or when Peace Society 'refused the Cruise'? Or when Len led chapel choir tours? To relive these memories and many more, you are encouraged to come back to Grebel and meet old Grebelites from the 80's and see what is happening now at Grebel.
Join us for Grebel's Annual General Meeting in the Great Hall. Refreshments, music and stories about the past year will be part of this important yearly marker.
Join alumni from Conrad Grebel University College to hear from Ted and Darlene Enns Dyck winners of the 2016 distinguished Alumni Service Award about their experience with refugee resettlement in Altona Manitoba.