Events at Rockefeller and Bond Chapel

Rockefeller Chapel and Bond Chapel serve as major performing arts spaces on campus, as well as being cherished spaces for a wide variety of academic, ceremonial, and spiritual events. We present or host more than fifty events per week in the two Chapels and their associated meeting rooms, in addition to rehearsals and student lessons on the carillon and organ. Some events are designed primarily for students, others for audiences and participants from the city of Chicago and far beyond. Visitors come from all over the world to see and hear our great musical instruments!

Come for a tower tour, a meditation session, or some carillon or organ music. See our visiting page for details of opening hours.

See here for how to book an event.

See here for information on holding a wedding at Rockefeller or Bond.

Arts Rock, our seasonal arts guide

Take a look at our 2018 Winter/Spring/Summer Arts Rock featuring upcoming concerts and events! If you would like to receive a copy of Arts Rock in the mail, send an email to Elizabeth Davenport with your preferred mailing address and we will gladly send you a copy.

Sacred Powers of Animals

Friday February 23 | 7:30 pm

The Chapel choir sings a program of music about the powers of animals, with Russell Rolen, cello, Timothy Munro, flute, and Daniel Pesca, piano. Featuring Crumb's Vox Balaenae, Schafer's Medieval Bestiary, and much more. $20 at the door, free to students

Sundays at Rockefeller

Sunday February 25 | 11 am

Motet Choir sings music by composers of Israel—Aharon Harlap, Hagar Kadima, Tzvi Avni, Tziporah Jochsberger, and Shulamit Ran—in a service that draws upon the spiritual wisdom of world traditions. Dean Elizabeth Davenport offers a reflection.

Tea & Pipes

Tuesdays | 4:30 pm

University organist Thomas Weisflog and distinguished visiting organists play a half hour of music on the magnificent E.M. Skinner organ, with tea served from 4 pm beforehand.

Carillon concert tours

Tuesday through Friday, 11:30 am and 4:30 pm

We offer tours up the tower Tuesday through Friday, 11:30 am and 4:30 pm, and also Sundays 12:15 pm, with the opportunity to hear and see the bells played live as well as to enjoy spectacular views. 271 steps up the tower.

Rockefeller Chapel opening hours

Rockefeller Chapel is open Tuesday through Friday, 11 am to 6 pm, during the University's academic quarters, and at weekends for scheduled events. We are closed on Mondays, unless special events are scheduled.