Events - 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 — 12:30 PM EDT
Kecak Vocal Chant workshop
Friday, September 18, 2015 — 8:00 PM EDT
Earth Music Concert

Music by 12 ACWC Composers (Association of Canadian Women Composers). Featured composers are Hildegard Westerkamp, Emily Doolittle, Gayle Young, Carol Ann Weaver, Jana Skarecky, Laura Pettigrew, Diane Berry, Carmen Braden, Joanne Bender, Caroline Bordignon, Katerina Gimon, and Emily Walker.  Performers include clarinetist Tilly Kooyman; vocalists Rebecca Campbell, Gord Burnett, Valerie Nunn; Laurier Singers conducted by Lee Willingham; Amaranth player Gayle Young; and many more.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 — 12:30 PM EDT

This earth-themed concert features Earth Voices, a performance piece by Carol Ann Weaver for readers, soundscape, and visuals, with texts by 24 Mennonite writers from North and South America, Middle East, and Africa.  The soundscape is based on Carol's compositions, on-site field recordings, and visuals, which frame and synergize with the spoken word.  This piece seeks to find voices which can lead us into a deeper knowledge of the earth and our relationship to it.

Sunday, July 26, 2015 — 7:30 PM EDT

Each Instrumental Chamber Ensemble consists of two to seven players, playing selected pieces from great composers.  Sometimes we have classical guitars or brass groups, but the most common grouping is stringed instruments with a piano accompaniment.  This term we have three different groups performing.

Come join us for a wonderful Sunday evening concert, with delicious Grebel refreshments to follow.

Saturday, July 18, 2015 — 7:00 PM EDT

The World Beloved: Bluegrass & Beyond

Bluegrass Music, also known as "Old Time Music" or "Old Folk Music," is a North America indigenous music founded by immigrants in the early 20th century. Bluegrass incorporates influences from black spirituals, blues and jazz into Maritime traditional songs, fiddle and dance music.  Carol Barnett's The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass is the featured piece.

Discover unique and beautiful interpretations of bluegrass music by the UW University Choir!  Tickets are available at the door.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 — 6:00 PM to Friday, May 8, 2015 — 4:00 PM EDT

Auditions will take place next week for both the University Choir and the Instrumental Chamber Ensembles.  All students are welcome.  See Ensemble page for details.  

Sunday, April 19, 2015 — 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 19, 2015, 2:00 p.m. in the Humanities Theatre on the University of Waterloo campus.

Saturday, April 11, 2015 — 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT

Those interested in pursuing Music as their Major or Joint Major studies with the Faculty of Arts -- take note! 

AUDITIONS for Prospective University of Waterloo students for September 2015 are set for the following dates:

  • Friday, March 27, 2015 and
  • Saturday, April 11, 2015

See website for details and contact information.

Friday, April 3, 2015 — 7:30 PM EDT

Together with the Grand Philharmonic Choir and the KW Symphony, the UW Chamber Choir will perform Bach's St. Matthew Passion at the Centre in the Square.  First performed in Leipzig on Good Friday in 1727, the St. Matthew Passion is widely regarded as one of the masterpieces of sacred classical music.

Thursday, April 2, 2015 — 12:00 PM EDT

The UW Gamelan Ensemble, directed by Dr. Maisie Sum, will play a selection of Balinese gamelan pieces.  If you have never heard this sort of percussion music before, you will find this fascinating.  This concert is part of the WLU series of noon hour concerts.

See WLU Concerts for additional events.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 — 12:30 PM EDT

The Western Collective is a group of faculty members from the University of Western Ontario. They will be performing the Trio by Rochberg, and a selection of other pieces.

Members include:

Jana Starling, Clarinet
Ron George, French Horn
Sharon Wei, Viola
John Hess, Piano

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 — 1:00 PM EDT

The UW Gamelan Ensemble, directed by Dr. Maisie Sum and featuring Balinese guest artist I Dewa Made Suparta, will play a selection of Balinese gamelan pieces.

Free Admission. All are welcome.

Monday, March 30, 2015 — 12:30 PM EDT

Students participating in the Winter 2015 Music Studio program perform music they have studied this term.

Sunday, March 29, 2015 — 7:30 PM EDT

Each Instrumental Chamber Ensemble consists of two to seven players, playing selected pieces from great composers.  Sometimes we have classical guitars or brass groups, but the most common grouping is stringed instruments with a piano accompaniment.

We have the Schubert String Quartet No. 14 "Death and the Maiden", Brahms clarinet trio op. 114, Boccherini piano quintet No. 6 "The Night Watch in Madrid" and Florent Schmitt's Sonatine en trio.

Come join us for a delightful Sunday evening concert, with delicious Grebel refreshments to follow.

Sunday, March 29, 2015 — 2:00 PM EDT

The UW Jazz Ensemble will perform a selection of classic jazz pieces.

Featuring the music of Chuck Magione, George Gershwin, Gordon Goodwin of the Phat Band with special guest Ernie Kalwa on Tenor Sax.

                              

Saturday, March 28, 2015 — 7:00 PM EDT

Choir Divas: From Opera to Bollywood

Join the UW Choir in a moving and energetic program of music for the cinema and stage, ranging from Italian operas, including La Traviata and Il Trovatore to musicals -- Les Miserable, Into the Woods, South Pacific, and Candide. Join the choir in singing selections from Rogers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music. Finally, be there to see our first ever foray into the music of Bollywood!

For parking, please enter from Willis Way or the LCBO driveway. Caroline is still closed due to contruction.

Friday, March 27, 2015 — 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT

Those interested in pursuing Music as their Major or Joint Major studies with the Faculty of Arts -- take note! 

AUDITIONS for Prospective University of Waterloo students for September 2015 are set for the following dates:

  • Friday, March 27, 2015 and
  • Saturday, April 11, 2015

See website for details and contact information.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 — 12:30 PM EDT

Students participating in the Winter 2015 Music Studio program perform music they have studied this term.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 — 12:30 PM EDT

Students participating in the Winter 2015 Music Studio program perform music they have studied this term.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 — 12:30 PM EDT

Students participating in the Winter 2015 Music Studio program perform music they have studied this term.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 — 12:30 PM EDT

Well known South Indian percussionist Dr. Trichy Sankaran will perform some classic Indian music.  He will also talk about the subject of ‘time keeping’ and ‘time marking’, giving a number of examples from diverse music cultures from across the world.  See his website for more information on his work:   Trichy Sankaran

                   
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 — 1:30 PM to Thursday, March 19, 2015 — 2:30 PM EDT

The University of Waterloo Department of Music presents a Music Symposium to all students (current and prospective), staff, faculty and members of the community. The department has invited Dr. Joshua D. Pilzer and Dr. Trichy Sankaran to give a keynote presentation and a lecture demonstration.

This is an opportunity to attend various open events including classes, rehearsals and student performances.

For more information, please refer to the symposium website.

Saturday, March 14, 2015 (all day)

Waterloo’s open house for applicants and their families

Saturday, March 14th
10 am to 4 pm

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 — 2:15 PM to 3:15 PM EDT

Come and benefit from this fabulous, renowned performer!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 — 12:30 PM EDT

Winner of 24 piano competitions, Mauro Bertoli is a well-known Italian/Canadian pianist who is currently based at Carleton University in Ottawa.  He is both a solo performer and an accomplished chamber musician.  Music in this concert will include two "Intermezzo" pieces composed by Brahms, Poulenc's "Trois Novelette", and Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue".       

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