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Conchies Speak: Ontario Mennonites in Alternative Service

Thursday, January 7, 2016 (all day) to Thursday, December 1, 2016 (all day)
Conchies Speak Exhibit

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.

As the Women Sew: Community Quilts of Mampuján, Colombia

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 8:30 AM EST to Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 5:00 PM EDT
Women of Mampujan quilting

The MSCU Centre for Peace Advancement is excited to announce our Winter 2016 Grebel Gallery exhibit, As the women sew: Community quilts of Mampuján, Colombia.

Noon Hour Concert: Straight, No Chaser

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 12:30 PM EST

The Michael Wood Trio will play a selection of jazz classics.  Michael Wood on vibraphone, Ted Warren on drums, and Mike McClennan on bass.

For more information on Michael Wood see his website.

Noon Hour Concert: Timepoints

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 12:30 PM EST

Founded while its members were still students, the Toronto Percussion Ensemble has been amazing and delighting audiences since 1980 with its unique combination of collective virtuosity and relaxed stage manner. A Toronto Percussion Ensemble concert brings together music of the distant past with music of the here and now, global music with local traditions, and the familiar with the wonderfully exotic.
John Brownell, David Campion, Mark Duggan, and Beverley Johnston are appearing for the 5th time at a Grebel Noon Hour concert.

Public Lecture: The Spiritual in Music with Sir James MacMillan

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 7:30 PM EST
Sir James MacMillan

Scotland's most celebrated composer, Sir James MacMillan will be the 2016 Rodney and Lorna Sawatsky Visiting Scholar. His musical language is flooded with influences from his Scottish heritage, Catholic faith, social conscience and close connection with Celtic folk music, bl

Noon Hour Concert: Afternoon's Night Music

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 12:30 PM EST

A trio consisting of Catherine Robertson (piano), Andrew Chung (violin), and Ben Bolt-Martin (cello), will be performing.  Pieces include:  
E. Bloch 3 Nocturnes
G. Faure Trio op. 120

Toronto Raptors Alumni Event

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 5:30 PM EST

Toronto Raptors vs. Portland Trailblazers

Join alumni from Conrad Grebel, St. Paul's, Renison and St. Jerome's for a Toronto Raptors game vs. the Portland Trailblazers at the Air Canada Centre.

Your $60 ticket includes a pre-game reception at the Real Sports Bar and Grill beginning at 5:30 p.m. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Seats are located in Section 311 (rows 14,16,17).

Tickets order deadline was Thursday February 4 at NOON!

The Music of Sir James MacMillan

Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 3:00 PM EST
James MacMillan

Scotland's most celebrated composer, Sir James MacMillan will be the 2016 Rodney and Lorna Sawatsky Visiting Scholar. 

Noon Hour Concert: Stealth in Concert

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 12:30 PM EST

Kathryn Ladano, bass clarinet and Richard Burrows, percussion.

Noon Hour Concert: Attacca Quartet

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 12:30 PM EDT

This is the final of the "68" Haydn String Quartet concerts. The title refers to the 68 string quartets that Haydn wrote over the course of his life. Each exhibits its own unique characteristics and compositional techniques. The members of the Attacca Quartet have been so captivated by these works that it felt only natural to feature a number of Haydn string quartets as an entire program, as opposed to the usual tradition of hearing only one as a concert opener.

Franz Joseph Haydn
Op 54, No 3
Op 76, No 5

March Break Open House

Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

Come and see what Grebel and University of Waterloo have to offer! This open house is for students looking to attend UWaterloo in Fall 2016 or beyond! 

Noon Hour Concert: Immortal Beloved

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 12:30 PM EDT

Canadian tenor Colin Ainsworth has distinguished himself with his exceptional singing, remarkable diction, and diverse repertoire stretching from the Baroque to modern music.  He very recently played Renaud in Opera Atelier's Armide, on stage in Versaille.  For this concert he will be accompanied by William Aide on the piano.  William Aide is a very well known Canadian pianist, known for both his solo work and as an accompanist.  He is also a member of the Order of Canada.

2016 Eby Lecture

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 7:30 PM EDT
Troy Osborne

Professor Troy Osborne speaks on

"The Bottle, the Dagger, and The Ring: Church Discipline and Dutch Mennonite Identity in the Seventeenth Century."

Convocation 2016

Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 2:00 PM EDT

We welcome family and friends to celebrate with graduates from Conrad Grebel University College and the University of Waterloo on Sunday, April 17, 2016, 2:00 p.m. in the Humanities Theatre on the University of Waterloo campus.

Global Mennonite Peacebuilding Conference: A Conference and Festival

Thursday, June 9, 2016 (all day) to Sunday, June 12, 2016 (all day)

Mennonites are known across the globe for their historic peace positions and, more recently, for proactive conflict transformation and peacebuilding activity.  This conference and festival will bring together academics, practitioners, artists, and church workers from around the world, to dialogue and reflect on Mennonite peacebuilding accomplishments, failures, challenges, and opportunities in varied international settings, past and present.


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