The students of Grebel present this year's musical event: Something Rotten! Showing at the Theatre of the Arts across three days. Tickets available now!
As of 5:50PM on February 27, we plan to proceed with this event. Due to weather uncertainty, please consult the University of Waterloo website to check for closures. If the University closes, Grebel will also close.
The Institute of Anabaptist and Mennonite Studies invites you to a screening of "Zwingli: Der Reformator" (The Reformer. Zwingli: A Life's Portrait), the Swiss filmmaker Stephan Haupt's award-winning 2019 depiction of the early Reformation in Zurich.
Grebel's Convocation Celebration will be Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 2pm. Invited guests may join in person, others may join online! Join us as we celebrate the Grebel Class of 2023!
End of Term Concert
5 different ICE groups will perform a wide variety of classical music pieces. Composers range from Mozart to Handel to Russell Peterson, so there will be something for everybody's taste. Participating students are from multiple departments, including Computer Science, Engineering, and Music.
Jazz Ensemble - End of Term Concert
Directed by Michael Wood, the 20 member Jazz Ensemble will present a concert featuring Canadian compositions and their composers.
The fall Chamber Choir program explores themes of light and night in music that spans five hundred years, written by composers such as Palestrina, Josquin and Victoria of the Renaissance and Eric Whitacre, Ēriks Ešenvalds, and Sarah Quartel of our own time.
The Choir will be accompanied by Madeline Weber, piano and a string quartet:
Karen Fu (violin), Frank Wang (violin), Ewan Simms (viola) and Robert Choi (cello)
End of Term Concert
Come and join the University Choir as they explore themes of winter through works by G.F. Handel, Randall Stroope, Edward Elgar, Randall Thompson, and many more. Whether surrounded by the joyous runs of For Unto Us a Child is Born or the whistling wind of Rajaton's Pakkanen, there is sure to be a piece for everyone.
Balinese Gamelan Concert
Please join us for the end of term concert at Knox Presbyterian Church on Friday, November 25 at 7:30pm. Gamelan ensembles are primarily percussive instruments made of bronze and bamboo but may include drums, flutes, strings, and voice. An oral tradition taught and learned collectively, repertoire is transmitted in a group setting without the use of sheet music. Directed by Balinese artist I Dewa Made Suparta since 2014, the students experience a communal process of creating music while also learning about the culture of Bali. See a brief interview with I Dewa Made Suparta explaining the Gamelan.
Orchestra @ Knox
Every two years the Orchestra@uwaterloo has a Concerto & Aria Competition, where the first prize is to play a solo with the orchestra. We are catching up on the pre-covid pandemic winners, and are delighted to present the first Runner-up from the 2020 competition, Garnet Zhao. Garnet will be performing Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18.
Music, Liturgy, and the Making of Medieval Scotland
Today, Scotland’s patron saint, Andrew the Apostle, anchors Scottish national identity in an annual holiday on his feast day. But in the century leading up to the Scottish declaration of independence, the 1320 Declaration of Arbroath, Saint Andrew’s significance expanded from that of a local saint to become the central figure in the foundation of Christianized Scotland. This lecture will feature the performance of medieval liturgical music made at the Cathedral of St Andrews to celebrate Saint Andrew’s relics, showing how liturgical music shaped history. The music will be performed by renowned counter-tenor, Daniel Cabena.