Tuesday, December 17, 2019 — 9:00 AM to Friday, January 17, 2020 — 10:00 PM EST
Instrumental Chamber Ensemble

Thinking ahead to next term?  Sign up for an audition now with one of
our seven ensembles.  See https://uwaterloo.ca/music/ensembles
for details.  Open to all UWaterloo students, including undergraduates, 
and Grad students.  

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 — 7:00 PM EST
Jazz vespers invitation

This will be a moment of calm in the busy-ness of December to recall the love of God present in the mystery of Bethlehem's manger. Music, readings and prayer will be offered by a group of local jazz musicians. All are welcome. 

Saturday, December 7, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST
Make a difference market invite

Make-A-Difference Market is a Conrad Grebel Student Council Peace Society Christmas shopping fundraiser with fair trade and local vendors, a food and bake sale, a silent auction, and live music.

Friday, December 6, 2019 — 7:00 PM EST
doon lantern light alumni tour invitation

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

Back by popular demand!

Monday, December 2, 2019 — 5:30 PM EST

The Master of Peace and Conflict Studies program is a dynamic degree that focuses on careers in the field of peacebuilding. The department will be hosting an information session for interested students on Monday, December 2nd at 5:30PM.

Sunday, December 1, 2019 — 7:30 PM EST


Four groups of talented student chamber musicians will play a wide selection of classical music. Free admission, reception after the concert.  

Sunday, December 1, 2019 — 2:00 PM EST
Jazz Ensemble


Saturday, November 30, 2019 — 7:30 PM EST

The University of Waterloo Balinese Gamelan ensemble consists of 20 students who have learned to play the gamelan without prior experience and without notation.  Learning to strike with one hand and dampen with the other is difficult, but you will be impressed by how well the Gamelan Ensemble plays.  Directed by Dewa Made Suparta, this concert will transport you to

Saturday, November 23, 2019 — 7:30 PM EST

The choirs of the University of Waterloo’s music department join together for Voices around Us, a program of music spanning centuries.

Thursday, November 21, 2019 — 7:30 PM EST
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 — 12:30 PM EST
Eviole in barn

Eviole (pronounced ay-vee-oh-lay) is a group of musicians who perform music from in and around the 17th century that was composed for female singers. Music from this time period is very beautiful and poetic, often cheeky, and always delightful.

Thursday, November 14, 2019 — 7:00 PM EST
cultural life of drones invitation
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 — 12:30 PM EST
Park Sounds

Park Sounds is a new duo comprised of Manitoba-raised, Montreal-based musicians Jennifer Thiessen (viola, viola d’amore) and Ben Reimer (percussion). Both members of Park Sounds are rooted in the Manitoba classical, pop and new music communities, while branching out through musical life in Montréal, and becoming central figures of the larger Canadian music scene. Their

Monday, November 11, 2019 — 7:00 PM EST
Justice as a Solution to War event invite

War is not inevitable. It can be limited, if not defeated outright, by law fairly applied and enforced.

Monday, November 11, 2019 — 12:12 PM EST to Friday, April 24, 2020 — 10:00 PM EDT
The Cultural life of Drones invitation

This exhibit is currently closed.

Sunday, November 10, 2019 — 9:00 PM EST
Friday, November 8, 2019 — 12:30 PM EST
On My Own Book cover

Join us with Hildegard Martens as she speaks about and reads from her recent memoir, On My Own: A Journey from a Mennonite Childhood.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 — 12:30 PM EST

The Consortium Arts Ensemble will play Benjamin Britten's Phantasy Quartet for Oboe and String Trio, as well as Mozart's Oboe quartet in F major.  Members consist of Anita Walsh on the violin, Brenna Hardy-Kavanagh on viola, our very own Ben Bolt-Martin on cello, and of course to round out the group, the renowned Jim Mason on the oboe.

Saturday, November 2, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
Student ambassadors

Come and see what Grebel and University of Waterloo have to offer! This open house is for students looking to attend UWaterloo in Fall 2020 or beyond. 

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 — 12:30 PM EDT
Daniel Cabena
Friday, October 25, 2019 — 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
The Palestine Land Exercise

The Palestine Land Exercise is a 90-minute experiential learning tool designed to help participants understand the history and current context of Palestine and Israel. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 — 12:30 PM EDT
Elizabeth Lepock, soprano
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 — 1:00 PM EDT
Micheal Molloy talk invitation

Michael Molloy is co-author of Running on Empty: Canada and the Indochinese Refugee Movement 1975-80, and has 40 years’ experience in international and refugee affairs. In 1979 and 1980 he coordinated the Indochinese refugee program that brought 60,000 refugees to Canada. Molloy is Adjunct Research Professor at Carleton University, and is president of the Canadian Immigration Historical Society.

Thursday, October 10, 2019 — 7:30 PM EDT
Mark Vuorinen

The 2019 Benjamin Eby Lecture will be presented by Mark Vuorinen

Witnessing Passion: Musical depiction of minor characters in Passion music by Bach, Ešenvalds, MacMillan and Pärt

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 — 12:30 PM EDT
Christopher Bagan


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watch past lectures

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