Noon Hour Concert

The Noon Hour Concert series, offered by the University of Waterloo Music Department at Conrad Grebel University College, presents performances by local, national, and international talent. These free concerts are presented in the fall and winter terms and feature classical, jazz, world music, and contemporary works. Noon Hour Concerts take place on most Wednesdays, 12:30 to 1:20 pm, in the Conrad Grebel University College Chapel from September to March.

Toronto based award winning violinist Subhadra Vijaykumar brings the unique sounds of her Carnatic (South Indian classical) violin to the Chapel at Conrad Grebel. Subhadra will explain Carnatic Music and  how the Carnatic violin, while being identical to the western violin, still differs from it.

Amelia Grace Yates, D.M.A., is a pianist, adjudicator, and instructor from Ancaster Ontario. A recent graduate of the Doctor of Musical Arts program at the University of Western Ontario, Dr. Yates’s research focusses on the solo piano music of Canadian composer Ann Southam. She is passionate about researching and performing the music of contemporary Canadian composers. In addition to performing as a soloist, Dr. Yates also enjoys collaborating with others in chamber groups and working with large ensembles and choirs.  

"We will be presenting a recital of English songs and duets by British, Canadian, and American composers, including Vaughan Williams, Barber, Finzi, Larsen, Raminsh, and Weill. Since the partnership between poetry and music is so essential to art song, we wanted to return to our linguistic roots by presenting songs written in our mother tongue.