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Friday, March 30, 2018 — 7:30 PM EDT

Dramatic, tragic and yet indescribably beautiful -- Bach's eloquent St. John Passion, with brilliant tenor Lawrence Wiliford as the Evangelist. Don't miss this Good Friday tradition! Presented by the Grand Philharmonic Choir and the UWaterloo Chamber Choir.  Directed by Dr. Mark Vuorinen.

For tickets see Centre in the Square website.

Thursday, March 29, 2018 — 7:30 PM EDT

Schubert Symphony #8 (unfinished)

Smetana, the Moldau

Brahms "Academic Festival Overture"

Saint Saens, "Bacchanale" from Samson and Delilah Massenet, "Meditation" from Thais (violin soloist Lila Huang) Mahler, Adagietto, from Symphony #5

Thursday, March 29, 2018 — 7:30 PM EDT

Directed by Daniel Warren, students, staff, faculty, and alumni from all faculties join together to play beautiful symphonic music.

Selections include Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 (The Unfinished); Smetana’s The Moldau; Brahms’ "Academic Festival Overture"; Saint Saëns’ "Bacchanale" from Samson and Delilah;  Massenet’s "Meditation" from Thaïs (violin soloist Lila Huang); Mahler’s Adagietto, from Symphony No. 5.

Sunday, March 25, 2018 — 7:30 PM EDT



Five different Chamber Ensembles, and sixteen talented musicians using 5 different instruments.  A lovely way to spend a Winter evening.  Directed by Ben Bolt-Martin.  Free Admission, reception to follow.

Sunday, March 25, 2018 — 2:00 PM EDT

The UWaterloo Jazz Ensemble will perform a mix of jazz standards from Gordon Goodwin, Count Basie, Wayne Shorter, Duke Ellington, and more.  Directed by well know percussionist Michael Wood, the ensemble consists of 20 UW jazz aficionados.  

Sunday, March 25, 2018 — 2:00 PM EDT

The UWaterloo Jazz Ensemble will perform a mix of jazz standards from Gordon Goodwin, Count Basie, Wayne Shorter, Duke Ellington, and more.  Directed by well know percussionist Michael Wood, the ensemble consists of 15 UW jazz aficionados. 
Reception to follow, complimentary parking for the event.

Saturday, March 24, 2018 — 7:30 AM EDT

Gloria! Songs of Joy. Sometimes known as the Hymn of Angels, the Latin Gloria is one of the most exuberant and ecstatic of sacred texts. Join the UW Choir in a fusion of Medieval, Classical, Jazz, and Global Musics in an exploration of musical joy. Includes works by Bach, Mozart, Poulenc, Esenvalds, and a host of others. The perfect balm for the Canadian Winter blues.

Friday, March 23, 2018 — 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Faith and Technology Youth Event Poster

Conrad Grebel Church Youth Event

The Intersection Between Faith and Technology

With Guest James Kelly, Faithtech Founder

Bring your youth group to Grebel for an evening of fun, games, and the opportunity to discover the intersection between faith and technology. Join us for a pizza dinner and make connections with youth from other churches.

Contact Rebekah rjdejong@uwaterloo.ca to register.

Please register before March 16, 2018

Friday, March 23, 2018 — 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM EDT
A poster with Peace Day information

What to Say When: A workshop on Responding to Hate

Conrad Grebel is pleased to offer an enrichment day for high school students grades 10 - 12.

Thursday, March 22, 2018 — 7:30 PM EDT
Directed by Dr. Maisie Sum and featuring Grebel Artist-in-Residence I Dewa Made Suparta, the UW Balinese Gamelan and the Grebel Community Gamelan will perform a mix of contemporary pieces and traditional classics.  Come find out why people who love music are fascinated by the gamelan.
Thursday, March 22, 2018 — 7:30 PM EDT

Directed by Dr. Maisie Sum and featuring Grebel Artist-in-Residence I Dewa Made Suparta, the UW Balinese Gamelan and the Grebel Community Gamelan will perform a mix of contemporary pieces and traditional classics.  Come find out why people who love music are fascinated by the gamelan.

Free admission, and a chance to try the gamelan yourself after the concert.

Thursday, March 22, 2018 — 7:00 PM EDT

This event has been cancelled due to bad weather impeding the speaker's travel. We hope to reschedule this talk in the near future.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 — 12:30 PM EDT

This concert will feature new works for saxophone and piano including  two suites by Waterloo composers Boyd McDonald and Joanne Bender. The performers will be Willem Moolenbeek, saxophone and Boyd McDonald, piano.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 — 7:00 PM EDT
peace and security poster image
  • What impact has Boko Haram had on the prospects for agricultural development?
  • What are the other cultural and economic drivers of conflict that need to be addressed?
  • How are women and youth becoming agents of change?
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 — 12:30 PM EDT

A quartet of local musicians will perform Haydn's Op 20, No 5. This concert features Adam Diderrich & Marcus Scholtes on the violin, Ethan Filner on the viola, and Rebecca Morton on the cello.  Special guest Barbara Hankins will round out the group with the clarinet.

Saturday, March 10, 2018 — 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST
Group of Grebel Students excited!

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! 

At Conrad Grebel, from 10:00am – 5:00pm we will be available to answer your questions, take you on a tour and show you what our residence and/or academic programs have to offer! Plan to stay for lunch – we will be offering a special $5 all-you-can-eat meal ticket for prospective students and their families. We are also offering free parking - start and/or end your day with us here at Grebel!

Friday, March 9, 2018 — 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM EST
Sounds of Spring.

Enjoy an evening of piano and violin music with renowned Austrian musicians Elena Denisova and Alexei Kornienko.  Free admission, no RSVP required.  Reception to follow.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 — 12:30 AM EST

EVA is a trio featuring cellist Vesa Norilo, kantele player, Anna-Karin Korhonen and soprano Essi Wuorela (Rajaton), all hailing from Helsinki, Finland. Their repertoire consists of traditional Finnish folk music as well as original music composed by members of EVA. Each member of the group brings a wealth of musical experience, having studied a wide range of styles from classical to jazz and folk.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 — 7:00 PM EST
Raptors Logo

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

Game time is 7:00 p.m. Reception begins at 5:30 at the Real Sports Bar across the street from the Air Canada Centre.

Friday, March 2, 2018 — 7:30 PM EST

Join us for a panel discussion with Dr. David Weaver-Zercher, Sherri Klassen, Katie Steckly, Sam Steiner, Johnny Wideman, and moderator Dr. Marlene Epp

The panel, “Mennonites and the Media: Telling Mennonite Stories Today,” will grapple with the following questions:

Thursday, March 1, 2018 — 7:30 PM EST
Bechtel Lecture.

David Weaver-Zercher is the guest lecturer for the 2017-18 Bechtel Lectures in Anabaptist-Mennonite Studies.

Monday, January 8, 2018 — 8:30 AM EST to Friday, April 13, 2018 — 5:00 PM EDT
Beyond Essays Grebel Gallery.

Conrad Grebel University College’s Peace and Conflict Studies program (PACS) at the University of Waterloo was the first peace studies program in Canada, and has remained a leader in peace education for 40 years. With PACS’ innovative approach to learning, students can choose arts-based assignment options in many courses.

Celebrate PACS 40th anniversary with us by experiencing some of the most compelling arts-based assignments completed by students in the program. This artwork highlights the diverse, innovative, and transformational nature of the PACS program and PACS students.

Monday, May 15, 2017 — 8:30 AM to Wednesday, May 15, 2019 — 4:30 PM EDT
Sites of Nonresistance.

War monuments, cenotaphs and honour rolls remind us daily of the most dramatic and familiar stories of war.  This exhibit tells war stories of a different kind, and lays out an alternative memorial landscape—the landscape of nonresistance.

These stories are gleaned from letters, diaries, newspapers, photographs, government documents and family histories found in the Mennonite Archives of Ontario. Together, they paint a picture of the Great War from a “peace church” perspective.

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Multimedia Videos

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Watch our special event videos: the Bechtel LecturesMennonite Literature series, the Eby Lecture, and the Sawatsky Lecture.