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Wednesday, May 1, 2019 (all day) to Monday, May 3, 2021 (all day) to Mon, 05/03/2021 (All day)
Growing Family banner

New Exhibit at the Mennonite Archives of Ontario:

“Growing Family: Design & Desire in Mennonite Genealogy”

Saturday, November 2, 2019 — 10:00 to 17:00 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, November 6, 2019 — 12:30 to 12:30 PM EST
oboe

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.

Friday, November 8, 2019 — 12:30 to 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.

Sunday, November 10, 2019 — 9:00 PM EST
compline

Monday, November 11, 2019 — 12:12 PM EST to Friday, April 24, 2020 — 10:00 PM EDT to Fri, 04/24/2020 - 22:00
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.  

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.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 — 12:30 to 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

Thursday, November 14, 2019 — 7:00 PM EST
cultural life of drones invitation

Join us for an opening reception and presentation by artist Sara Matthews on November 14th, 2019 in the Grebel Gallery at 7:00 PM.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 — 12:30 to 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 21, 2019 — 7:30 PM EST
orchestra@uwaterloo

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.  The department’s three choirs, Chamber Choir, Chapel Choir and University Choir each perform separately and then come together to sing music by Paul Halley and from Craig Hella Johnson’s oratorio, Considering Matthew Shepard.

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

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watch past lectures

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