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Noon Hour concert: Suprising Shostakovich, Epic Tchaikovsky

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 12:30 PM EDT

A piano trio comprised of Miriam Stewart-Kroeker on the cello, Marcus Scholtes on violin, and Heidi Wall on the piano will be performing the Shostakovich Trio No. 1 and the Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A Minor.

Book Launch: Sons and Mothers: Stories from Mennonite Men

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 7:30 PM EDT
Sons and Mothers book cover

Sons and Mothers: Stories from Mennonite Men, edited by Mary Ann Loewen. University of Regina Press. Presentations by local contributers Paul Tiessen, John Rempel, Howard Dyck, Andrew C. Martin

Taste of Grebel 2015

Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 2:00 PM EDT

Families and friends of current Grebel students are warmly invited to a day of festivities that give you a 'taste' of what life at Grebel is all about.

Noon Hour Concert: The Attacca Quartet

Friday, October 30, 2015 - 12:30 PM EDT

The world renowned Attacca Quartet will be performing the following pieces:

Haydn String Quartet Op.50 no. 6 "The Frog"
Haydn String Quartet Op. 74 no. 2

Amy Schroeder, Keiko Tokunaga - violin
Luke Fleming - viola
Andrew Yee - cello

Please note that this concert is on a Friday, instead of the usual Wednesday.  

Fall Open House

Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST

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! 

Between 10am and 4pm, you'll have the opportunity to attend information sessions about your specific faculty or program, co-operative education, or financing your education. You will meet professors, staff, and students who can answer your questions about areas of study and student life.

While you're here, take a walking tour of campus and speak with our Student Ambassadors about their personal "Waterloo experience."

Noon Hour Concert: Songs My Mother Never Taught Me

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 12:30 PM EST

Canadian soprano Leslie Fagan is a regular at Carnegie Hall, and well known to local audiences.  She and pianist Lorin Shalanko will be performing together.

Spirituality and Aging Conference

Friday, November 13, 2015 (all day)

Dr. Harvey Max Chochino will be speaking.

Spirituality and Aging Seminar

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM EST
Poster of Dr. Harvey

Book Launch: Armin's Shorts

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 7:30 PM EST
Armin's Shorts book cover

Armin's Shorts, by Armin Wiebe. Turnstone Press

“Dig in” Youth Event

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM EST
poster that says dig in

We want you to “dig in” to great food, friends and your faith! Join us at Conrad Grebel as we eat together, engage in activities and deepen our faith through small group studies.  

For more information and to register your youth group, contact Jessica Scott our Recruitment Coordinator. 

Modern & Medieval: Music by Arvo Pärt and others, performed by the UW Chamber Choir

Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 7:30 PM EST

Pärt's rarely performed composition frames the Gospel of John from the New Testament in a meditative, almost hypnotic style. It was inspired by medieval music and the minimalism for which he is famous.  This concert is part of a celebration fo the ​80th birthday of Arvo Pärt, so well loved and admired by listeners worldwide.

UW Balinese Gamelan Ensemble concert

Friday, November 27, 2015 - 7:30 PM EST

This is a "must hear" event for anyone interested in "World Music".  This percussion ensemble will perform a selection of very intricate pieces from the Island of Bali, Indonesia.  Directed by Dr. Maisie Sum, with Artist-in-Residence I Dewa Made Suparta.  All ages welcome.  This concert is also an International Education Week Event.

Inspiration and Peace: University Choir

Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 7:00 PM EST

Join us in exploring music of inspiration and peace, a collection of traditional and not-so-traditional choral works with guest vocalists and musicians sharing some of their most beloved music with us. Seasonal selections include excerpts from world-famous works including Hodie by Ralph Vaughan Williams and A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten. These will be contrasted with modern works including sections of The Requiem For Peace by Larry Nickel and Snow Angel by Sarah Quartel, and high-energy works such as Celtic Mouth Music and others. 

UW Jazz Ensemble

Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 2:00 PM EST

Join us for a delightful afternoon of jazz classics, directed by Michael Wood and performed by the UW Jazz Ensemble.  Reception to follow in the downstairs atrium.

Instrumental Chamber Ensemble Concert

Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 7:00 PM EST

Come join us for a lovely evening of classical music.  Five different ensemble groups will play a selection of pieces, directed by Ben Bolt-Martin.  Free admission, with a reception to follow.

Bechtel Lecture Dinner with Dr. Janneken Smucker

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 6:30 PM EST
Janneken Smucker

2015-2016 Lecturer:
Dr. Janneken Smucker​

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Lecture and Dinner to support the Mennonite Archives of Ontario and Mennonite Studies at Conrad Grebel

“Abstract Art or Country Craft: The Quilts of the Amish”

Bechtel Lecture with Dr. Janneken Smucker

Friday, February 5, 2016 - 7:00 PM EST
Janneken Smucker

2015-2016 Lecturer:
Dr. Janneken Smucker​

Friday, February 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Public Lecture, Great Hall, Conrad Grebel University College

“Unexpected Intersections: Amish, Mennonite, and Hmong Textiles and the Question of Authenticity”

Sawatsky Lecture 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 Rod and Lorna Visiting Scholar. His musical language is flooded with influences from his Scottish heritage, Catholic faith, social conscience and close connection with Celtic folk music, blended with influences f

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."

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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