Sunday, April 2, 2017 — 2:00 PM EDT

The UWaterloo Jazz Ensemble will perform a selection of jazz classics, embracing the music of Neal Hefti, Joe Zawinel, Jim McGrath and more.... 

 The Jazz Ensemble is directed by Michael Wood, a well-known vibist who performed at the Stratford Festival for many years.

Saturday, April 1, 2017 — 7:30 PM EDT

Join the UW Choir in an exploration of some of the most inspiring and beautiful choral music inspired by cycles of light, shadow, and darkness.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 — 7:30 PM EDT

The UWaterloo Balinese Gamelan Ensemble will be performing a selection of classical Balinese music.

more Gamelan information

Sunday, March 26, 2017 — 3:00 PM EDT

The Instrumental Chamber Ensembles are groups of talented students playing a wide selection of classical chamber pieces, from Dvorak to Beethoven.  We have 5 different groups this term.

Saturday, March 25, 2017 — 7:30 PM EDT

In celebration of Canada’s 150th, we have chosen music written by Canadian composers and inspired by the country’s landscape and wildlife, and by the various cultural heritages of its indigenous and immigrant peoples.  You will hear both tender and rollicking versions of Newfoundland and prairie folksongs, along with gentle and glorious music by our established and emerging composers, inspired by their own cultural heritages and by their Canadian home.  We even tip our hat to what should be our national bird (sorry, Gray Jay) --  the mosquito!

Friday, March 24, 2017 (all day) to Saturday, March 25, 2017 (all day)
Grebel presents The Music Man

Join us for Grebel Student Council's production of "The Music Man" by Meredith Willson.

Sunday, March 19, 2017 — 4:30 PM EDT

Grebel Alumni are invited to join alumni from the other colleges "Across the Creek" to watch the Raptors take on the Indiana Pacers at the Air Canada Centre. 

A VIP Reception will be held before the game from 4:30-5:45 p.m. at the RealSports Bar & Grill, located across the street from the ACC. Tip-off is at 6:00 p.m.

All food provided is included in the ticket price - $80/person. Cash bar available.

Saturday, March 18, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
Grebel Uwaterloo Open house poster with images of students eating, students in dorm room, stuents studying and students walking

Come and see what Grebel and University of Waterloo have to offer! This open house is for students looking to attend UWaterloo in Fall 2017 or beyond! 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 — 12:30 PM EDT
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 — 12:30 PM EST
Friday, March 3, 2017 — 7:30 PM EST
Dr. Mary Jo Leddy.

Join us for the 2017 Rodney and Lorna Sawatsky Visiting Scholar Lecture with Dr. Mary Jo Leddy. Leddy will give a lecture titled, "Room Enough for Hope: Canada’s Response to the Refugee Crisis."

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 — 4:30 PM EST
leaf graphic.

Canada is poised to lead a rapid transition to a global low carbon economy.

What role can peace scholars and practitioners play in that complex but imperative transition? This interactive presentation will explore that question and present ideas on how you can be engaged in this important work in Waterloo Region and beyond.

Sunday, February 26, 2017 — 5:30 PM EST

TUNE IN to fun, Grebel life, friendship and your faith! Grebel will be hosting a youth event on February 26 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. A $5 dollar cost is associated with the event. Pizza and the famous Grebel cookies are provided!

Talk to your youth pastor if you would like to attend or contact Rebekah DeJong, 519-885-0220 x24215. This is a fun way to connect with youth from other Mennonite churches and get a taste of life at Grebel.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 — 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST
University of Waterloo Grade 10 Night Poster

Grade 10 Family Night is being hosted by the University of Waterloo. At this uWaterloo event, students and their families are invited to come to the university campus to listen to and talk with current students, staff and faculty about how to be on track for University. Grade 10 Family Night, on Thursday, February 23 at 6:30pm is also an excellent opportunity to see what the University of Waterloo has to offer!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 (all day) to Friday, February 24, 2017 (all day)

When a pastor acknowledges her own limitations, how does that inform her preaching? How can a pastor see his own weakness as an opportunity for God to show God’s power? This year we will explore the practical, theological, and spiritual implications of pastors embracing their full humanity, including their limitations and vulnerabilities.

Registration fees vary. Early bird pricing until February 1, 2017.
Register for the workshop.

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

Local musician Jsun and the Oshungo Drumming group will perform a selection of Reggae and folk-infused music, guaranteed to cheer you up on a cold winter day.

Jsun website

Friday, February 10, 2017 — 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Why are awe, delight, truth, and hope so often missing or diminished in Christian liturgy today? How can our worship shape and express authentic Christian faith in the world of everyday life? In this workshop we will explore songs, texts, and a combination of verbal and non-verbal ways to communicate our worship.

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

Well known local brass group, the Full House Brass, will be performing both classical and modern favourites.  Group includes:

Debra Lacoste & Dave Manning - trumpet
Carolyn Culp and Susan Follows - trombone
Randi Patterson - French horn

Full House Brass website

Sunday, February 5, 2017 — 2:00 PM EST

On that beloved song book, the Book of Psalms, Martin Luther wrote, “No books of moral tales and no legends of saints which have been written, or ever will be, are to my mind as noble as the Book of Psalms… The human heart is like a ship on a stormy sea driven about by winds blowing from all four corners of heaven. The Book of Psalms is full of heartfelt utterances made during storms of this kind.”

Saturday, February 4, 2017 — 1:30 PM EST

How can we use lectionary scriptures as a basis for choosing worship music, expand our conducting toolbox and lead music that both worships God and speaks into the world? In this half-day workshop we will sing together, learn together, and explore God’s gift of music.

Register for the workshop.

Friday, February 3, 2017 — 7:00 PM EST

If the only thing that a musician was responsible for would be to insure correct notes and rhythms, there would be scant justification to have any of us around. Music has no particularly visible traces, but it certainly has significant effects on those who make music. It can mirror the soul, or it can urge the soul to a different place.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 — 12:30 PM EST

Pianist Heidi Wall and soprano Natasha Campbell will be featured in this concert.  Program includes a piano sonata by Scriabin, and Rachmaninoff's Op 21.

Websites: Natasha Campbell Heidi Wall

Friday, January 27, 2017 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Out of Place book cover

The Institute of Anabaptist and Mennonite Studies invites you to hear Luann Good Gingerich give a presentation titled, Out of place: Social exclusion and Mennonite migrants in Canada. 

Friday, January 27, 2017 — 12:30 PM EST

The well-known Ménage à Six String Sextet from Toronto will be playing the Korngold String Sextet.  Although primarily known as a film composer, Erich Korngold also wrote many classical pieces.  

The Ménage à Six String Sextet consists of
Yehonatan Berick & Csaba Koczo - violin
Theresa Rudolph & Caitlin Boyle - viola
Rachel Mercer & Rachel Desoer - cello

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 — 7:00 PM EST
Two Aboriginal community members in their home.

Join us as we celebrate the launch of Grebel Gallery's latest photo exhibition!

Tesatawiyat (Come in) is a community photography project led by Bryce Kanbara and photographer Mina Ao, with members of the Aboriginal community in the Hamilton area sharing their stories in their homes.


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