Chapel Choir

Chapel Choir

Listen, Nurture, Sing

Who we are

  • UWaterloo Students, Grebel Residents, Staff and Faculty
  • Arts majors, Math majors, Engineering majors, and all other faculties
  • Choral music lovers, Worshippers, Spiritual Explorers
  • Mennonites and many other faith traditions

What we do

  • Offer music for weekly Wednesday worship services at Conrad Grebel University College
  • Sing choral and congregational music from a variety of traditions
  • Find our voices in a safe environment
  • Reflect on God, religion, spirituality, and belief through music
  • Share our music with regional churches

Why we do it

Mennonites have an incredible choral and hymn-singing tradition. When you come to chapel you’ll notice that many students, staff, and faculty readily break into four-part harmony when singing hymns—a phenomenon that is becoming more rare as churches turn to more popularly influenced soloistic styles of music. But you don’t have to be Mennonite to join! The Chapel Choir seeks to build on the Mennonite tradition of hymn-singing, expanding it to incorporate contemporary Christian songs from around the world to reflect the amazing diversity of sacred song. In all our music we follow the mission of Conrad Grebel University College to seek wisdom, nurture faith, and pursue justice and peace.

Music Resources for Churches → - recordings that can be used by churches during services.

Chapel Choir schedule

The Chapel Choir performs in the Conrad Grebel chapel services on alternate Wednesdays, beginning at 4:30 pm.  Additionally, the choir performs at local churches and other area venues. During the Winter 2022 term, the Chapel Choir will perform in person for the Chapel services.

Audition information →

Agnes Giesbrecht Choral Music Scholarship

This award supports and promotes choral music and training among students enrolled in the Music program at Conrad Grebel. The applicant will have a strong academic record, be actively involved in the Music program, possess excellent vocal skills, and demonstrate a keen interest in choral music, including the Russian Mennonite choral music tradition. The recipient will be a member of the Chapel Choir and will serve as assistant to the Director of the Chapel Choir. Full criteria are given in the scholarship brochure and in the scholarship information page.

Florence Weber Fund

Florence Almeda Weber of Waterloo, a woman with a lifelong commitment to the education of children and young people in the province of Ontario, willed a substantial portion of her estate to Conrad Grebel University College.

The college, upon receipt of Florence Weber's bequest in the fall of 1995, designated her gift for the Chapel Choir's annual touring program, which includes a number of churches within Mennonite Church Eastern Canada.

Since the college established the Florence Weber Chapel Choir Fund, other donors have also contributed to the endowment established in Florence's name. The college welcomes gifts from those who wish to continue to build the fund and ensure that the Chapel Choir continues to visit our churches. If you share Florence's dream, please designate your gift to Conrad Grebel University College for the "Florence Weber Fund."