Until December 2016
New Exhibit at the Mennonite Archives of Ontario:
“Conchies Speak: Ontario Mennonites in Alternative Service.”
During the Second World War, 2,600 Ontario Mennonite men served in conscientious objector work camps. Through archival records, this exhibit recovers their voices and stories.
Whether you're a music buff or a move buff, a student or a community member, Grebel's Peace Week is offering you meaningful ways to acknowledge the 2016 International Day of Peace.
Mark your calendar for an action-packed week of peace-related activities at Conrad Grebel University College.
Earth Peace, by Carol Ann Weaver, recently composed and compiled in South Africa and Namibia, tells global stories of conflict, pain, resolution and joy. The work contains choral music, string quartet, and readings which represent various troubled parts of our world.
Renaissance Singers, directed by Gordon Burnett
Factory Arts String Quartet
Stephanie Kramer, soprano soloist
Grebelites from the 80's - welcome back!
Do you remember when Vern and Joyce ruled the halls? Or when Louise and Howie ran sheet change? Or when Peace Society 'refused the Cruise"? Or when Len led chapel choir tours? To relive these memories and many more, you are encouraged to come back to Grebel and meet old Grebelites from the 80's and see what is happening now at Grebel.
This concert will explore chamber music repertoire by two Canadian composers: Seven Tableaux from the Song of Songs by Srul Irving Glick, and Songs, composed by Grebel alumna Erica de la Cruz, setting poetry by University of Waterloo Professor Sarah Tolmie.
The JUNO nominated Orchid Ensemble is Lan Tung on the erhu/Chinese violin, Xiao Mei Zhu on the zheng/Chinese zither, and Jonathan Bernard on percussion. The ensemble blends ancient musical instruments and traditions from China and beyond, creating a beautiful new sound.
Friends and family of Grebel residents and associates are invited to share the day with us. We are planning a host of activities and events that will give you a sample of the student experience at Grebel. This, of course, include a great meal and an opportunity to connect with students, staff and faculty.
Jeremy Bergen will be presenting the Benjamin Eby Lecture on November 3, 2016 at 7:30pm at Conrad Grebel University College.