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Conchies Speak: Ontario Mennonites in Alternative Service

Thursday, January 7, 2016 (all day) to Friday, April 21, 2017 (all day)
Conchies Speak Exhibit

Until April 2017

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.

Winter Grebel Gallery Exhibition: Tesatawiyat (Come In)

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 8:30 AM EST to Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:00 PM EDT
Two Aboriginal community members in their home.

Tesatawiyat (Come in) is a community photography project led by Bryce Kanbara and photographer Mina Ao, with members of the Aboriginal community in the Hamilton area sharing their stories in their homes.

Grebel Gallery Launch Reception

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 7:00 PM EST
Two Aboriginal community members in their home.

Join us as we celebrate the launch of Grebel Gallery's latest photo exhibition!

Tesatawiyat (Come in) is a community photography project led by Bryce Kanbara and photographer Mina Ao, with members of the Aboriginal community in the Hamilton area sharing their stories in their homes.

Noon Hour Concert: From Vienna With Love

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 12:30 PM EST

The well-known Ménage à Six String Sextet from Toronto will be playing the Korngold String Sextet.  Although primarily known as a film composer, Erich Korngold also wrote many classical pieces.  

The Ménage à Six String Sextet consists of
Yehonatan Berick & Csaba Koczo - violin
Theresa Rudolph & Caitlin Boyle - viola
Racher Mercer & Rachel Desoer - cello

Out of place: Social exclusion and Mennonite migrants in Canada

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Out of Place book cover

The Institute of Anabaptist and Mennonite Studies invites you to hear Luann Good Gingerich give a presentation titled, Out of place: Social exclusion and Mennonite migrants in Canada. 

Noon Hour Concert: Russian Songs & Sonatas

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 12:30 PM EST

Pianist Heidi Wall and soprano Natasha Campbell will be featured in this concert.  Program includes a piano sonata by Scriabin, and Rachmaninoff's Op 21.

Websites: Natasha Campbell Heidi Wall

Bechtel Lectures in Anabaptist-Mennonite Studies: “Melting the Boundaries of Our Being: Explorations in Singing Together”

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 7:00 PM EST

If the only thing that a musician was responsible for would be to insure correct notes and rhythms, there would be scant justification to have any of us around. Music has no particularly visible traces, but it certainly has significant effects on those who make music. It can mirror the soul, or it can urge the soul to a different place.

Song Leaders’ Workshop with Dr. Kenneth Nafziger

Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 1:30 PM EST

How can we use lectionary scriptures as a basis for choosing worship music, expand our conducting toolbox and lead music that both worships God and speaks into the world? In this half-day workshop we will sing together, learn together, and explore God’s gift of music.

Register for the workshop.

Bechtel Lectures in Anabaptist-Mennonite Studies: Hymn Sing with Dr. Kenneth Nafziger

Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 2:00 PM EST

On that beloved song book, the Book of Psalms, Martin Luther wrote, “No books of moral tales and no legends of saints which have been written, or ever will be, are to my mind as noble as the Book of Psalms… The human heart is like a ship on a stormy sea driven about by winds blowing from all four corners of heaven. The Book of Psalms is full of heartfelt utterances made during storms of this kind.”

Noon Hour Concert: Full House Brass

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 12:30 PM EST

Well known local brass group, the Full House Brass, will be performing both classical and modern favourites.  Group includes:

Debra Lacoste & Dave Manning - trumpet
Carolyn Culp and Susan Follows - trombone
Randi Paterson - French horn

Full House Brass website

Noon Hour Concert: Oshungo Drumming & Dance

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 12:30 PM EST

Local musician Jsun and the Oshungo Drumming group will perform a selection of Reggae and folk-infused music, guaranteed to cheer you up on a cold winter day.

Jsun website

MCEC School for Ministers

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 (all day) to Tuesday, February 28, 2017 (all day)

When a pastor acknowledges her own limitations, how does that inform her preaching? How can a pastor see his own weakness as an opportunity for God to show God’s power? This year we will explore the practical, theological, and spiritual implications of pastors embracing their full humanity, including their limitations and vulnerabilities.

Registration fees vary. Early bird pricing until February 1, 2017.
Register for the workshop.

Tune In: An MCEC Youth Event

Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 5:30 PM EST

TUNE IN to fun, Grebel life, friendship and your faith! Grebel will be hosting a youth event on February 26 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. A $5 dollar cost is associated with the event. Pizza and the famous Grebel cookies are provided!

Talk to your youth pastor if you would like to attend or contact Rebekah DeJong, 519-885-0220 x24215. This is a fun way to connect with youth from other Mennonite churches and get a taste of life at Grebel.

Building a Global Low Carbon Economy Piece by Peace

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 4:30 PM EST
leaf graphic.

Canada is poised to lead a rapid transition to a global low carbon economy.

What role can peace scholars and practitioners play in that complex but imperative transition? This interactive presentation will explore that question and present ideas on how you can be engaged in this important work in Waterloo Region and beyond.

Public Lecture - Room Enough for Hope: Canada’s Response to the Refugee Crisis

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 7:30 PM EST
Dr. Mary Jo Leddy.

Join us for the 2017 Rodney and Lorna Sawatsky Visiting Scholar Lecture with Dr. Mary Jo Leddy. Leddy will give a lecture titled, "Room Enough for Hope: Canada’s Response to the Refugee Crisis."

Noon Hour Concert: Cello & Piano, Russian Style

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 12:30 PM EST

Chiharu Iinuma is a highly accomplished pianist and teacher from Vancouver. Currently, she is on the piano faculty at the Vancouver Academy of Music and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music. Chiharu has also collaborated at the world's most prestigious music competitions, including the Tchaikovsky

Noon Hour Concert: Birdwatching

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 12:30 PM EDT

Drawing from the nickname for the clarinet - the "licorice stick" - and the fact that they play "all sorts" of music, the Licorice Allsorts Clarinet Quartet have been delighting audiences of all ages with entertaining and informative programs since 1980.

Across the Creek Alumni Event - Raptors Game

Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 4:30 PM EDT

Grebel Alumni are invited to join alumni from the other colleges "Across the Creek" to watch the Raptors take on the Indiana Pacers at the Air Canada Centre. 

A VIP Reception will be held before the game from 4:30-5:45 p.m. at the RealSports Bar & Grill, located across the street from the ACC. Tip-off is at 6:00 p.m.

All food provided is included in the ticket price - $80/person. Cash bar available.

The Music Man

Friday, March 24, 2017 (all day) to Saturday, March 25, 2017 (all day)
Grebel presents The Music Man

Join us for Grebel Student Council's production of "The Music Man" by Meredith Wilson.

150 Eh! Celebrating Canada & Its Composers: Chamber Choir

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 7:30 PM EDT

Directed by Leonard Enns this term, the UWaterloo Chamber Choir is featuring Canadian music both old and new.

Balinese Gamelan Ensemble

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 7:30 PM EDT

The UWaterloo Balinese Gamelan Ensemble will be performing a selection of classical Balinese music.

more Gamelan information

Shadows & Light: University Choir

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 7:30 PM EDT

Join the UW Choir in an exploration of some of the most inspiring and beautiful choral music inspired by cycles of light, shadow, and darkness.

Uwaterloo Jazz Ensemble Concert

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 2:00 PM EDT

The UWaterloo Jazz Ensemble will perform a selection of jazz classics.  This ensemble is directed by Michael Wood, a well-known vibist who performed at the Stratford Festival for many years.

Instrumental Chamber Ensembles

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 7:30 PM EDT

The Instrumental Chamber Ensembles consist of 3 to 4 student musicians, usually string trios or a brass group. They are directed by Ben Bolt-Martin, a well known local cellist who also plays at the Stratford Festival.

Free admission, reception to follow.

Convocation 2017

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 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 09, 2017, 2:00 p.m. in the Humanities Theatre on the University of Waterloo campus.


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