Wednesday, December 13, 2017 — 7:00 PM EST
Jazz Vesper Service

Thursday, December 7, 2017 — 7:00 PM EST

Join us as we celebrate the launch of two publications, from two different authors:

11 Encounters with Mennonite Fiction, by Hildi Froese Tiessen

Silentium: And Other Reflections on Memory, Sorrow, Place, and the Sacred, by Connie T, Braun

This event is sponsored by Institute of Anabaptist and Mennonite Studies

Monday, December 4, 2017 — 7:30 PM EST

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe described chamber music (specifically, string quartet music) as "four rational people conversing". This conversational pattern–which refers to the way one instrument introduces a melody or motif and then other instruments subsequently "respond" with a similar motif–has been a thread woven through the history of chamber music composition from the end of the 18th century to the present. 

Come join us and hear accomplished UW student musicians play beautiful chamber music.  Free admission, followed by a reception.

Sunday, December 3, 2017 — 2:00 PM EST

A concert to cure those winter blues featuring the uwaterloo Jazz Ensemble playing the music of the Gordon Goodwin’s  Big Phat Band, Sammy Nestico, Antonio Carlos Jobim and more …

This concert features students from all faculties on campus sharing their talents.  Come check out these great players!

Saturday, December 2, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST

Grebel's Peace Society is pleased to present the 2017 Make-A-Difference Market. Get in the festive spirit with Christmas shopping, food, and music. The market supports local and fair-trade vendors in the community, while raising money for a great cause. 

This year we are supporting Direct Relief. Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization that provides health support for high-risk populations, and those impacted by emergencies.

Friday, December 1, 2017 — 7:30 PM EST

Directed by Mark Vuorinen, this 25 voice choir will perform Benjamin Britten’s quirky cantata, Rejoice in the Lamb, set to the delightfully peculiar poetry of Christopher Smart. Organist Jan Overduin joins the choir in this program at Knox Presbyterian Church, Waterloo.  Music by Jan Sandström, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Tim Corlis, Franz Biebl and others completes the program.  Tickets are available at the door.

Friday, December 1, 2017 — 7:00 PM EST

Doon by Lantern Light Guided Tour

Join Grebel Alumni and Friends for a special Across-the-Creek event at Doon Heritage Village in Kitchener.

Thursday, November 30, 2017 — 8:00 PM EST

"Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here."  JK Rowling
The orchestra@uwaterloo produces many such magical moments. Directed by Daniel Warren, students, staff, faculty and alumni from all faculties join together to play beautiful symphonic music.

This concert will feature the Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake Suite, Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, and Dvorak's Symphony No. 6 in D Major.

Free admission, tickets available at the door.

Sunday, November 26, 2017 — 7:30 PM EST

St. Lucia’s Day, Yi Ping, Diwali, Obon, Hanukkah, Advent and Christmas -- festivals of light.  Around the world, groups have fashioned holidays, festivals, and rituals around it. With these rituals come beautiful practices. The UW Choir will explore music from India, Japan, Thailand, and Sweden as well as Canadian traditional music for Advent and Christmas.  The UW Choir is directed by Dr. Gerard Yun.

Saturday, November 25, 2017 — 7:30 PM EST

The University of Waterloo Balinese Gamelan Ensemble will perform a selection of traditional and modern compositions.  First started in 2013, the ensemble led by artist-in-residence Dewa Suparta and Dr. Maisie Sum is expanding its repertoire and level every term.  

Friday, November 24, 2017 — 7:00 PM EST
Michael Jackson Vespers

You are invited to a unique vespers service for justice, inspired by the music of pop-legend Michael Jackson. All are welcome.

Thursday, November 23, 2017 — 4:30 PM EST
Poster for Walking with Our Sisters Six Nations Event

You will need to register here to reserve a seat for the bus trip to the Walking with Our Sisters exhibit.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 — 12:30 PM EST

Classical guitarist Celia Linde is acclaimed for her personal style, her captivating temperament and for her wide range of musical interpretations.  She tours frequently throughout Europe, the U.S., Canada, Finland, Scandinavia, Russia, and Turkey. As a recitalist Celia Linde has performed in numerous festivals and international concert Halls including the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and others.

Friday, November 17, 2017 — 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM EST

The Need for a Spiritual Revolution in Residential Care

Presented by Kristine Theurer, MA (Gerontology), PhD Candidate, University of British Columbia

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 — 12:30 PM EST

Eviole [ay-vee-oh-lay] is a group of five musicians focusing on the music written in the 17th century (ish). The music from this time is astonishingly beautiful, grounded in text/poetry, deliciously intricate, and often quite cheeky. The group features Sheila Dietrich, soprano, Corey Linforth, soprano, Jennifer Enns Modolo, mezzo soprano, Borys Medicky, harpsichord, and Miriam Stewart-Kroeker, cello.

Friday, November 10, 2017 — 7:30 PM EST
Amanda Kind.

Join local performer Amanda Kind and fellow UW alumni and current students for an evening of meaningful music in a variety of styles in support of a great cause. Everything from classical and jazz to Broadway showtunes and pop hits is on this diverse and entertaining concert including "The Rain is Over and Gone," "Seasons of Love," "Man in the Mirror," "Imagine," "Brave" and more.

Featuring a small ensemble choir, voice instructor Stephanie Kramer, and many other guest vocalists!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 — 12:30 PM EST

Autorickshaw’s music lies on the cultural cutting edge, as contemporary jazz, funk and folk easily rub shoulders with the classical and popular music of India. Formed in 2003, Autorickshaw is one of the most intriguing acts on the world music and jazz landscapes, garnering 2004 and 2007 JUNO nominations for World Music Album of the Year, winning a Canadian Independent Music Award in 2005, and a John Lennon Songwriting Competition Grand Prize in World Music and the CAPACOA Touring Artist of the Year award, both in 2008.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 — 7:30 PM EST

The Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement (CPA) and the Kindred Credit Union invite you to join us for the CPA's Peace Incubator Showcase.

Join us at 7:30 PM at Kindred's Uptown Waterloo branch, to learn about the exciting ventures participating in the CPA's Epp Peace Incubator program this Fall.

Saturday, November 4, 2017 (all day)
Fall open house poster

Come and see what Grebel and University of Waterloo have to offer! This open house is for students looking to attend UWaterloo in Fall 2018 or beyond. 

Between 10 am and 5 pm, you'll have the opportunity to tour the University of Waterloo campus, attend information sessions about your faculty/s or program/s of interest, learn about co-operative education, and about the financial side of attending university. You can meet professors, staff, and students who will answer your questions about areas of study and student life.

Thursday, November 2, 2017 — 5:00 PM UTC

H2 Rotisserie & Bar (The Westin Bayshore)

Connect with old friends and hear what's new and exciting at Grebel from Fred Martin '87, Director of Advancement. Win some Grebel swag!

We will have complimentary appetizers and a cash bar available.

Please email Alison Enns at with your name and others that wish to attend.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 — 12:30 PM EDT

Elinor Frey celebrates J. S. Bach’s Suites for unaccompanied cello with a performance of his dark and introspective Suite No. 5 in C Minor (BWV 1011), alongside the complex, nuanced nobility of Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major (BWV 1010). Between these two pillars of the cello repertoire, Ms. Frey performs a newly commissioned works “Chimera” (2017) by the innovative American composer Ken Ueno.

Sunday, October 29, 2017 — 2:00 PM EDT

Marcus Shantz will serve as Conrad Grebel University College’s eighth president, taking office October 1, 2017.

Grebel invites the public to a Presidential Installation service on Sunday, October 29th, at the Humanities Theatre.

Thursday, October 26, 2017 — 7:30 PM EDT

Good intentions. Good ends. Failure. People usually assume peacebuilding is morally good because well-intentioned people are pursuing good ends.   Likewise, reconciliation. But, what happens when the moral values that drive peacebuilding become a problem?  

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 — 12:30 PM EDT

Composed by Carol Ann Weaver, "Songs for My Mother - from Appalachia to Africa" is a song cycle based on writings from her mother Miriam L. Weaver's pioneering life in Appalachian Kentucky in the 1940s (primitive house, flat iron, Hard Shell Baptists who met outside on the hillside), her travels to Africa, and her return to Virginia with poignant words about her sudden impending death in the 90s.

Sunday, October 22, 2017 — 7:30 PM EDT
Taize service.


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