Wednesday, May 1, 2019 (all day) to Monday, May 3, 2021 (all day)
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New Exhibit at the Mennonite Archives of Ontario:

“Growing Family: Design & Desire in Mennonite Genealogy”

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

Drawing on local community partners involved in drone technologies and their applications, the "Cultural Life of Drones" explores how conversations about visual culture, technology, privacy, commercialization, safety, peace building and ultimately, the question of our shared humanity, can be brought into public dialogue via art.  

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

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

  Bass Daniel Lichti, tenor James McLean, and pianist Anna Ronai are well known to local audiences.

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. 

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. 

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 two newly commissioned works from Canadian composers John Gordon Armstrong and Jocelyn Morlock. The programme is augmented by existing pieces by Andy Akiho, Micheline Roi, and John Beckwith.

Edana Higham, piano; Zach Pulak, percussion

Shhh Ensemble website                                                    Noon Hour concert series proudly sponsored by 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 — 12:30 PM EST
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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 thehappenstancers.com.

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

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Multimedia Videos

watch past lectures

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