Wednesday, March 23, 2016 — 12:30 PM EDT

Canadian tenor Colin Ainsworth has distinguished himself with his exceptional singing, remarkable diction, and diverse repertoire stretching from the Baroque to modern music.  He very recently played Renaud in Opera Atelier's Armide, on stage in Versaille.  For this concert he will be accompanied by William Aide on the piano.  William Aide is a very well known Canadian pianist, known for both his solo work and as an accompanist.  He is also a member of the Order of Canada.

Saturday, March 19, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

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! 

Friday, March 18, 2016 — 12:30 PM EDT

This is the final of the "68" Haydn String Quartet concerts. The title refers to the 68 string quartets that Haydn wrote over the course of his life. Each exhibits its own unique characteristics and compositional techniques. The members of the Attacca Quartet have been so captivated by these works that it felt only natural to feature a number of Haydn string quartets as an entire program, as opposed to the usual tradition of hearing only one as a concert opener.

Franz Joseph Haydn
Op 54, No 3
Op 76, No 5

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 — 12:30 PM EST

Kathryn Ladano, bass clarinet and Richard Burrows, percussion.

Sunday, March 6, 2016 — 3:00 PM EST
James MacMillan

Scotland's most celebrated composer, Sir James MacMillan will be the 2016 Rodney and Lorna Sawatsky Visiting Scholar. 

Friday, March 4, 2016 — 5:30 PM EST

Toronto Raptors vs. Portland Trailblazers

Join alumni from Conrad Grebel, St. Paul's, Renison and St. Jerome's for a Toronto Raptors game vs. the Portland Trailblazers at the Air Canada Centre.

Your $60 ticket includes a pre-game reception at the Real Sports Bar and Grill beginning at 5:30 p.m. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Seats are located in Section 311 (rows 14,16,17).

Tickets order deadline was Thursday February 4 at NOON!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 — 12:30 PM EST

A trio consisting of Catherine Robertson (piano), Andrew Chung (violin), and Ben Bolt-Martin (cello), will be performing.  Pieces include:  
E. Bloch 3 Nocturnes
G. Faure Trio op. 120

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 — 7:30 PM EST
Sir James MacMillan

Scotland's most celebrated composer, Sir James MacMillan will be the 2016 Rodney and Lorna Sawatsky Visiting Scholar. His musical language is flooded with influences from his Scottish heritage, Catholic faith, social conscience and close connection with Celtic folk music, blended with influences from Far Eastern, Scandinavian and Eastern European music.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 — 12:30 PM EST

Founded while its members were still students, the Toronto Percussion Ensemble has been amazing and delighting audiences since 1980 with its unique combination of collective virtuosity and relaxed stage manner. A Toronto Percussion Ensemble concert brings together music of the distant past with music of the here and now, global music with local traditions, and the familiar with the wonderfully exotic.
John Brownell, David Campion, Mark Duggan, and Beverley Johnston are appearing for the 5th time at a Grebel Noon Hour concert.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 — 12:30 PM EST

The Michael Wood Trio will play a selection of jazz classics.  Michael Wood on vibraphone, Ted Warren on drums, and Mike McClennan on bass.

For more information on Michael Wood see his website.

Friday, February 5, 2016 — 7:00 PM EST
Janneken Smucker

2015-2016 Lecturer:
Dr. Janneken Smucker​

Friday, February 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Public Lecture, Great Hall, Conrad Grebel University College

“Unexpected Intersections: Amish, Mennonite, and Hmong Textiles and the Question of Authenticity”

Thursday, February 4, 2016 — 6:30 PM EST
Janneken Smucker

2015-2016 Lecturer:
Dr. Janneken Smucker​

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Lecture and Dinner to support the Mennonite Archives of Ontario and Mennonite Studies at Conrad Grebel.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 — 12:30 PM EST

Composer Eric Ross will be playing an instrument called a Theremin, accompanied by video art designed by Mary Ross.  To hear a sample of this eerie music, click here.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 — 12:30 PM EST

Everett Hopfner, well known pianist from Manitoba, will be playing a selection of Canadian pieces. 
Pieces include:
Piano Sonata No. 1; L. Enns
The Arrow of Time; E. Enman
Preludes & Afterthoughts: D. Finch

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 — 7:30 PM EST
Rebecca Janzen

Minorities in Mexico: Mennonites and the 21st Century State

Monday, January 11, 2016 — 8:30 AM EST to Saturday, April 23, 2016 — 5:00 PM EDT
Women of Mampujan quilting

The MSCU Centre for Peace Advancement is excited to announce our Winter 2016 Grebel Gallery exhibit, As the women sew: Community quilts of Mampuján, Colombia.

Thursday, January 7, 2016 (all day) to Friday, April 21, 2017 (all day)
Conchies Speak Exhibit

Until April 2017

New Exhibit at the Mennonite Archives of Ontario:

“Conchies Speak: Ontario Mennonites in Alternative Service.”

During the Second World War, 2,600 Ontario Mennonite men served in conscientious objector work camps. Through archival records, this exhibit recovers their voices and stories.

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