Events - 2014

Sunday, November 30, 2014 — 7:30 PM EST

Delightful selection of Chamber Ensemble music.  Each group consists of 3 to 5 members, and this term we even have a brass ensemble in addition to the usual string ensembles.  Reception afterwards.

Sunday, November 30, 2014 — 2:00 PM EST

A lovely selection of seasonal jazz classics.  Tickets available at the door.  Reception to follow.

Saturday, November 29, 2014 — 8:00 PM EST

This is a joint concert for the University of Waterloo Chamber Choir, the Grebel Chapel Choir, and the University of Waterloo Choir.  Pieces include Poulenc's "Gloria", and other seasonal delights.  Tickets are available at the door.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 — 12:30 PM to 1:20 PM EST
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Students participating in the Fall 2014 Music Studio program perform music they have studied this term.

Everyone Welcome.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 — 12:30 PM to 1:20 PM EST
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Students participating in the Fall 2014 Music Studio program perform music they have studied this term.

Everyone Welcome.

Monday, November 24, 2014 — 12:30 PM to 1:20 PM EST
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Students participating in the Fall 2014 Music Studio program perform music they have studied this term.

Everyone Welcome.

Sunday, November 23, 2014 — 5:00 PM EST

Music & Business Honours student, Tina Park will be performing her flute graduation recital.  She will be playing flute works by Mozart, Piazzolla, Griffes and Bolling.  Joining her for two pieces are Matt Donnelly and Chris Hull.

All welcome. Reception to follow.


Saturday, November 22, 2014 — 7:30 PM EST

The Gamelan is a percussive ensemble, unlike anything else you will have heard at the University of Waterloo.  Please join us for this free concert, and enjoy the virtuosity and the rapid changes of tempo and dynamics associated with the Balinese gamelan style.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 — 12:30 PM to 1:20 PM EST
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Students participating in the Fall 2014 Music Studio program perform music they have studied this term.

Everyone welcome.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 — 12:30 PM EST

Sara Fraser-Raff, violin
Anna Redekop, viola
Amber Ghent, cello
Brett Kingsbury, piano

Brahms Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major, Op. 26

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 — 2:15 PM EST
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Daniel Cabena, countertenor, will be the Guest at the Voice Masterclass following his performance at the Music Department Noon Hour Concert Series earlier the same day.  This Masterclass is specifically for Music Studio students, but anyone is welcome.

Student performers: Caroline Schmidt, Emily Spina & Laura Janzen

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 — 12:30 PM EST

Countertenor Daniel Cabena and pianist Stephen Runge perform songs from the English art song repertoire, exploring a few of the various forms and meanings of sanctuary.  

Monday, November 10, 2014 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EST

Music Department sponsors...

David Gueulette, President of the Ontario Music Educators’ Association, will be at Conrad Grebel to make a presentation about the OMEA and to answer your questions about a career in music teaching in the schools. This is a great opportunity to have your questions answered and to make a connection with the OMEA.

We will meet in Rm. 2201 (the Paetkau Seminar Room, near the main entrance of the College).  Feel free to bring your lunch.   All welcome: current and recent music grads.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 — 12:30 PM EST

Solo jazz piano music, a delight to the ear.  Includes new compositions by the performer.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 — 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST

The Music Department will be participating along with 23 other Arts Majors in this Showcase, mainly for 1st year students.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 — 12:30 PM EDT

Jazz music featuring vibraphonist Michael Wood & pianist Jim Hodgkinson.  Music will include pieces by notable Canadian and American composers.

Friday, October 24, 2014 — 12:30 PM EDT

As a precursor to their KW Chamber Music Society concert, we are delighted that the world renowned Attacca Quartet will present a free concert at Grebel featuring one of Haydn's string quartets.  Please note that this concert is on a Friday, instead of our usual Wednesday noon hour time slot. 

See the Attacca webpage for more details.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 — 12:30 PM EDT

This concert features accomplished local performers Natasha Campbell (soprano),  Heidi Wall (piano), and Miriam Stewart-Kroeker (cello).  

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 — 12:30 PM EDT

Performer Njacko Backo is the creator of joyful African influenced "world music", master of the kalimba (thumb piano) from his native Cameroon. Backo is a multi-faceted band-leader, storyteller, author, and educator.

See Njacko's webpage  for more information about this amazing performer.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 — 12:30 PM EDT

Formed in 2007, the Cardinal Consort explores the world of 16th and 17th century music for viol consorts.  The four gambists are Valerie Sylvester, Sheila Smyth, Linda Deshman, and Sara Blake.  Come join us for some exquisite music.  They will be performing Early English Music for viols and voice, along with the UW Chamber Choir.  

Please see their website for more details:  Cardinal Consort of Viols

Thursday, September 25, 2014 — 5:30 PM EDT

MUSIC Department


When?      Thursday Sept 25, 5:30-7:00

Where?   Conrad Grebel Lower Atrium (couch area)

Who?     Everyone interested in music is Welcome!

Why?     Why not?!!

Come on out to meet fellow music students, staff & faculty!

Find out about the Music Society.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 — 12:30 PM EDT

With Anna Ronai on piano, Sibylle Marquardt on flute, and Peter Stoll on clarinet, Trio d'Argento will perform a diverse selection of music.  Pieces include works by Beethoven, Ibert, and Oscar Peterson.

See their website for samples of this lovely music: Trio D'Argento

Thursday, July 31, 2014 — 7:00 PM EDT

Hannah Dotzert, Music and Business major, will be playing works by Bach, Tchaikovsky and Franck.


Partita in D Minor for Solo Violin                          Bach
     V Chaconne

Souvenir d'un lieu cher                             Tchaikovsky
     III Mélodie

Sunday, July 27, 2014 — 7:30 PM EDT

Enjoy the lovely sounds of 5 different Instrumental Chamber Ensembles, with pieces by Mozart, Faure, Beethoven, Debussy, and Cui. Refreshments available afterwards.

Saturday, July 26, 2014 — 8:00 PM EDT


What exactly is beautiful about choral music and choral singing?

Our program this spring is choral exploration of what we find deeply moving and meaningful in the act of singing together. Is it the notes, rhythms, and structures of the sounds or the act of the singing together itself? Does it have something to do finding a voice against injustice, bonding as peoples, cultures, or nations through song? Is it harmony, melody, or rhythm? Is it the poetry or the texts with which we work? What exactly makes choral music beautiful?


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