Events - 2021

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 — 7:00 PM EST
Jazz Ensemble

Please join us for a tribute to the arrangers of big band jazz presented by the University of Waterloo Jazz Ensemble.

Monday, December 13, 2021 — 7:00 PM EST
ICE Octet

The End of Term concert for this term is being recorded,
and will be released on Monday, December 13 at 7pm.   Please join us for the Premiere.  We are pleased to present a wide range of pieces, from an Mendelssohn octet to a Handel Trio, performed by eight different groups.

Friday, December 10, 2021 — 7:00 PM EST
Orchestra@uwaterloo

Please join us for the online premiere of the Orchestra@UWaterloo Fall Term concert.  The orchestra is directed by Daniel Warren, and this term consists of string players only.  Members include undergraduate students, grad students, staff, and alumni.  

Thursday, December 9, 2021 — 7:00 PM EST
Balinese Gamelan Ensemble

Please join us for a joint online concert with the University of Waterloo Balinese Gamelan Ensemble and the Grebel Community Gamelan.  The video premiere will be released on Thursday, December 9 at 7pm, and will be posted on this website.
The Balinese Gamelan Ensemble is directed by Dewa Suparta, a musician, composer, and teacher from Bali, Indonesia.  Dewa Suparta is our Artist-in-Residence and has been at Conrad Grebel since 2014.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 — 7:00 PM EST
Chamber Choir at First United

The University of Waterloo Chamber Choir sings a varied program including works by Indigenous composer Andrew Balfour, Indian-American composer Reena Esmail and Haitian-American composer Sydney Guillaume.  Other composers whose works will be performed include Healey Willan, Rene Clausen, Benjamin Britten and Morton Lauridsen. 

This choir is conducted by Prof. Mark Vuorinen, who also conducts the Elora Singers and the Grand Philharmonic Choir.  

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 — 4:31 PM to Wednesday, January 5, 2022 — 12:00 AM EST
ICE Trio

Please join us for a wonderful end of term Ensemble concert series.  These will remain posted until next term.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 — 12:30 PM to 1:20 PM EST
music notes

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

Thursday, November 25, 2021 — 12:30 PM to 1:20 PM EST
music notes

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

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 — 12:30 PM to 1:20 PM EST
music notes

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

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 — 12:30 PM EST
Katherine Hill

Den Svenska Psalmboken: The Lutheran Chorale Tradition in Sweden, 1580 - 1937

Katherine Hill, voice and nyckelharpa (Swedish keyed fiddle)

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 — 12:30 PM EDT

St. Peter's pipe organThis concert will feature the wonderful pipe organ located at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Kitchener,

Sunday, October 31, 2021 — 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM EDT
open house pic

Join us for Waterloo’s Virtual fall open house

The Waterloo Virtual Open House (WVOH) will be held on Saturday October 30, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (ET)

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 — 12:30 PM EDT
Anna Ronai, pianist


This journey of discovering oneself is life long. As a woman, this comes with many challenges but also wonderful rewards.  “A Woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself ” - Maya Angelou

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 — 12:30 PM EDT
Dr. Trichy Sankaran

This concert will feature world-renowned musician and scholar Trichy Sankaran, along with Suba Sankaran and Dylan Bell - well renowned musicians in their own right who have appeared at Grebel before with Autorickshaw.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 — 12:30 PM EDT
Ben Bolt-Martin, cellist
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 — 12:30 PM EDT
Kevin Ramessar

Songs of Solidarity and Hope  

This concert will feature musings from various traditions (incl. works by Barrios, Metheny, Carole King, James Taylor) which contemplate our collective struggles and act as signposts for collaborative transformation.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 — 12:30 PM EDT
Full House Brass

Full House Brass consists of five versatile and creative brass players: two trumpets, one French horn, and two trombones.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 — 12:30 PM EDT to Friday, December 31, 2021 — 12:30 PM EST
Full House Brass

We are please to announce that our Noon Hour Concert series will continue this Fall.  Starting September 22, 2021 and continuing through to November 10, recitals and interviews with professional musicians filmed specifically for our Noon Hour Concert series will premiere on the Grebel Youtube Channel at 12:30PM most Wednesdays.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 — 9:00 AM to Tuesday, September 21, 2021 — 7:00 PM EDT
Chamber Choir

Auditions for seven different Music Ensembles will start the first week of classes. 

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 — 7:00 PM to Friday, August 20, 2021 — 11:59 PM EDT
Cameron slipp headshot pic

Limited in-person attendance was on August 11 and by invitation only. The Youtube video performance is scheduled to be available on August 20 (two days later than previously announced) on Cameron's Youtube channel. Email Cameron Slipp at cdslipp@uwaterloo.ca.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 — 12:30 PM EDT

During Spring Term 2021, the Balinese Gamelan Ensemble, Instrumental Chamber Ensembles, and the UWaterloo Choirs online continued to meet.  For our listening pleasure, they compiled videos of a few pieces.  The video will premiere on Wednesday, August 11th at 12:30pm and remain online for a few weeks.

Thursday, July 29, 2021 — 12:30 PM to 1:10 PM EDT
music notes

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

Sunday, May 16, 2021 — 2:00 PM EDT
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Our Convocation Celebration will take place on YouTube premiering at 2 pm (eastern standard time) on Sunday, May 16, 2021.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 — 12:30 PM EDT

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 — 12:30 PM EDT
Ekleipsis Guitar Trio

The Ekleipsis Guitar Trio had their first encounter during a solar eclipse in 2017 and out of that celestial event emerged a new guitar trio. This Canadian classical guitar trio - Lukas Bouda, Mariette Stephenson and Andrew Laughton - meld their diverse musical backgrounds into an ensemble that is at home both in contemporary music and music from earlier eras. All three members have performed extensively as soloists and in other ensembles, both in Canada and internationally.

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