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.

Riyaaz Qawwali at Rockefeller!

Saturday April 28 | 7:30 pm

The first ever Qawwali concert at Rockefeller Chapel, with Riyaaz Qawwali! Lively rhythms, gripping melodies, a Urdu/Punjabi/Persion tradition that dates back to 13th century South Asia. Refreshments offered afterwards. Free!

Rockefeller Carillon New Music Festival

Friday May 25, 5–8 pm, and Saturday May 26, 10 am–5:30 pm

A two day festival of new music for the carillon, featuring seventeen world premieres by composers including Augusta Read Thomas, Laura Steenberge, Emily Cooley, Geert D'hollander, Yvette Janine Jackson, and Renske Vrolijk. Free.

Sundays at Rockefeller

Sunday April 29 | 11 am

The Chapel choir sings John Tavener's The Tyger and The Lamb. Anne Benvenuti, assisting priest, offers the sermon. All are welcome at the table, always.

Tea & Pipes

Tuesdays until May 29 (no recital May 22) | 4:30 pm

University organist Thomas Weisflog, organ scholar Bryan McGuiggin, and guests play a half hour of magnificent organ music. Tuesday May 1: guest organist Jane Holstein. Tea is served from 4 pm. Free.

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.