Sunday, March 29, 2020 — 7:30 PM EDT

This concert is a highlight of the Winter term.  Please join us for some beautiful classical music, performed by five different student groups playing a diverse range of instruments.  Free Admission, reception to follow.

Repertoire for this term includes:
Chamberlain's French Quarter - flute quartet
Brahm's Piano Quartet, op. 25
Rota's Trio for flute, violin, & piano
Bach Trio Sonata bwv 1039
Faure's Trio op. 120 for clarinet, cello, and piano

Sunday, March 29, 2020 — 2:00 PM EDT
jazz ensemble

Join us for a highlight of the Winter term, the 22 member jazz ensemble concert.  Directed by Michael Wood, the Jazz Ensemble plays a wide range of jazz standards and newer compositions. This term the ensemble is featuring the music of Quincy Jones, Wayne Short, Rob McConnell, and more.

Saturday, March 28, 2020 — 7:30 PM EDT

Journeys is a concert that will be examining music that talks of journey and home. The central piece on the program is the epic story of Kouta as set to music by Mäntyjärvi.

Friday, March 27, 2020 — 7:30 PM EDT
Chamber Choir in chapel
Friday, March 27, 2020 — 7:00 PM EDT
CANCELLED - Fault in our Stars film screening invitation

Attend a film screening of The Fault In Our Stars and follow up discussion from 7:oo p.m.-9:30 p.m. at Grebel, as part of the Absent Friends Film Series. 

Based on The New York Times best-selling book by John Green, The Fault In Our Stars follows two adolescents living with cancer who fall in love. 

Thursday, March 26, 2020 — 7:30 PM EDT
orchestra at Knox

Directed by well-known local musician Daniel Warren, this 60 member orchestra will play the following pieces:

Tchaikovsky symphony #6 (the Pathetique)
Smetana: Dances from the "Bartered Bride".
Wieniawski: Violin Concerto no. 2 in D minor

Saturday, March 21, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
Invitation to explore Grebel at this years March Break Open House

UPDATE: This event has been cancelled as of March 13.  We apologize for the inconvience. 

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, March 18, 2020 — 12:30 PM EDT
Sergei Prokofiev


Sergei Prokofiev wrote the story and composed the music for Peter and the Wolf in 1936. It was written in two weeks for a children's theatre in Moscow. He wrote the music as a child's introduction to the orchestra with each character being represented by an instrument or group of instruments. Peter and the Wolf was an immediate success and continues to be enjoyed today by children all over the world.

For Peter and the Wolf, The KW Woodwind Quintet will be joined by narrator by Mark Vuorinen. In addition, the quintet will perform Mozart's Variations on Ah! Vous dirai-je, Maman (known to many as Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star) and and excerpt of Mozart's Horn Concerto in F, played on a garden hose.

Wendy Wagler (flute), Sarah Cardwell (oboe), Barbara Hankins (clarinet), Heather Carruthers (bassoon), Trevor Wagler (horn).  Suitable for all ages, perfect for a March Break event.

Friday, March 13, 2020 — 6:00 PM EDT
a drone hangs in a sunset sky on this youth event invitation

The topic of technology and how it is used continues to be prevalent to this age range. Grebel feels particularly well-equipped to engage with this topic. We are thrilled to be able to host out third technology themed youth event.

Thursday, March 12, 2020 — 7:30 PM EDT
Invitation to Fretz lecture featuring an old book

"Where Moth and Rust Destroy: Archives and the Contest over Anabaptist Information"

Archives set the parameters of what we can know about early Anabaptists. Examination of archives’ own histories shows that, far from neutral repositories of historical evidence, these collections intensified conflict between early Anabaptists and their opponents. The management of information about nonconformists contributed to their repression, while Anabaptists’ documentary response supported their efforts to survive. 

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 — 12:30 PM EDT
Ben Sung, violinist

The name Paganini conjures as much myth as history for musicians and violinists.  Portraits reveal a gaunt, ghostly man, and much of the music he composed asks for seemingly impossible feats of time and distance.  Join violinist Benjamin Sung for a performance of Paganini's Opus 1: the 24 Caprices for violin solo.  Taken together, these works are a testament to the potential of human achievement - in creativity, in expression, in technique, and in art. 

Friday, March 6, 2020 — 7:00 PM EST
An evening of Jazz in support of TMTC fundraiser invitation

Join the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre in this fundraising event held at the Hirut Cafe and Restaurant located on the Danforth, on Friday, March 6th, 2020.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 — 7:30 PM EST
Sawatsky event 2020 invitation

This event has been cancelled.

We hope that Rick can meet our community at some point in the future. 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 — 12:30 PM EST
Mary Catherine Pazzano

Featuring singer Mary-Catherine Pazzano and pianist Paul Stouffer, the program will be a jazzy exploration of Bernstein's iconic West Side Story, while also delving into his various musicals (On the Town, Wonderful Town), and classical works as well such as MASS, Peter Pan, and Candide.


                                                                                         Noon Hour Concert series proudly sponsored by 

Thursday, February 20, 2020 — 7:30 PM to Sunday, February 23, 2020 — 2:00 PM EST
Nunsense the Musical banner

Conrad Grebel, in partnership with Aha! Productions presents the off-broadway hit musical Nunsense as part of the Fill the Table campaign. All proceeds will be used for expanding the college kitchen and dining room space. Your $40 ticket includes taxes and handling fees.

Thursday, February 20, 2020 — 5:15 PM EST
Picture of grebelites who are holding cookies and are dancing with the cookie mascot

If you're planning to attend university, you and your parents are invited to learn what you can do now to prepare. Before attending this University of Waterloo event, join us at Grebel for a pizza dinner and learn about how Grebel's residence and academic programs can enhance the University of Waterloo experience!

February 20, 2020

5:15 - 6:30 pm (Dinner at Grebel)

Thursday, February 13, 2020 — 7:00 PM EST
Invitation to book launch of "advocating for peace" by WIlliam Janzen, featuring a book cover with the canadian parliment buildi

Advocating for Peace: Stories from the Ottawa Office of Mennonite Central Committee, 1975-2008

Join us on Thursday, February 13 at 7:00 p.m. for a program with the book author William Janzen, including selected readings and a Q&A. Hosted by the Institute of Anabaptist Mennonite Studies

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 — 12:30 PM EST
Phases image

The Happenstancers is the shared vision of co-directors Brad Cherwin and Brenna Hardy-Kavanagh. Described as “Toronto’s best young chamber musicians” (Bachtrack) and recipients of the 2019 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance of an Ensemble in an Opera, Cherwin and Hardy-Kavanagh helm a rotating cast of innovative voices on Toronto’s classical scene. Their daring concert program PHASES leaps between centuries and styles, moods and colours, as works by Augusta Reed Thomas, Bram Van Camp, Mozart, and Beethoven conjure vibrant and varied personalities. Learn more at

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 — 12:30 PM EST
Shhh Ensemble

Spirits is piano/percussion duo SHHH!! Ensemble’s most ambitious project to date. Diversely inspired by composers reflections on the beyond, the nature of creativity, whiskey, and more, Spirits features the world premiere of a new work by John Gordon Armstrong. The programme also features pieces by Andy Akiho, Micheline Roi, Kevin Hanlon, Kelly-Marie Murphy, and John Beckwith.

Sunday, February 2, 2020 — 1:00 PM EST
raptors game grebel alumni invitation

Toronto Raptors vs. Chicago Bulls

Join alumni from Conrad Grebel, St. Paul's, Renison and St. Jerome's for a Toronto Raptors game vs. the Chicago Bulls at the Scotiabank Arena

Saturday, February 1, 2020 — 9:00 AM EST

“Food & Faith: Mennonites Farming Locally and Globally”

Mennonite sociologist Winfield Fretz called farming the ‘sacred vocation.’  Even though fewer and fewer Mennonites are involved in it, we are all dependent on, if not blessed by it.  We used to talk together about farming and faith a lot more when more of us were farmers.  Maybe it’s time to talk again. 

Friday, January 31, 2020 — 7:30 PM EST

“Food & Faith: Mennonites Farming Locally and Globally”

Mennonite sociologist Winfield Fretz called farming the ‘sacred vocation.’  Even though fewer and fewer Mennonites are involved in it, we are all dependent on, if not blessed by it.  We used to talk together about farming and faith a lot more when more of us were farmers.  Maybe it’s time to talk again. 

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 — 12:30 PM EST
Daniel Lichti & James McLean

  Bass Daniel Lichti, tenor James McLean, and pianist Anna Ronai

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 — 12:30 PM EST
Ralf Buschmeyer

Ralf Buschmeyer celebrates his return to Ontario with friends new and old. Michael Wood is a Stratford vibes player Ralf worked with while a faculty member of Ambrose University Calgary. Over the past few years, Michael and Ralf have played together frequently and have developed a sound inspired by the great Gary Burton Quartets. Clark Johnston is an old school chum of Ralf’s, both having graduated from Hamilton’s Mohawk College Applied Music program in the 90’s. 

The concert will be a mix of original material, Jazz Standards with new arrangements and classic Jazz-Vibes repertoire. 

  • Ralf Buschmeyer, Guitar
  • Michael Wood, Vibraphone
  • Clark Johnston, Upright Bass


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watch past lectures

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