Chapel Choir

Why we are | Who we are | Chapel Choir schedule | Agnes Giesbrecht Choral Music Scholarship | Florence Weber Fund | Auditioning for Chapel Choir

Chapel choir sings

Please note:  Chapel choir will function differently during Winter 2021, due to the Covid-19 situation.  Please see Ensemble page for details.

Why we are:

We exist for the primary cause of participating in worship services at Conrad Grebel University College, weekly on Wednesday afternoons. We believe that music has the ability to express realities which reach beyond normal language, and can serve as a direct expression of the soul. Music can enhance our worship and become an important approach to God.

One way in which we have shared this commitment is through recordings: When in our music God is glorified, (1995), How can I keep from singing (1997),  Touched by Grace (2000), Mysterium (2002), Then and Now (2005), The Spirit Sings (2009).

For more details or to place an order, visit our Chapel Choir recordings page.

Who we are:

We are a group of university students who love singing as a form of worship. We come mainly from the community of students at Conrad Grebel University College, but also include other students interested in music in worship. We study a wide range of subjects at the University of Waterloo, and are a representative picture of the energetic and stimulating mix of people who form the student community at Conrad Grebel University College.

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 2021 term, the Chapel Choir will perform virtually for the Chapel services.

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 financial aid for music students 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."

Why we are | Who we are | Chapel Choir schedule | Agnes Giesbrecht Choral Music Scholarship | Florence Weber Fund