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 autumn 2017/winter 2018 edition of 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.
Christmas Eve at Rockefeller
Sunday December 24 | 4 pm
We present the beautiful traditional service of lessons and carols, with the beloved nativity tableau offered by the children. The Chapel Choir and Rockefeller Children's Choir, with guest woodwind players, lead carols. Organ music begins at 3:30 pm.
Sundays at Rockefeller
Sunday December 17 | 4 pm
New for Advent, we present a contemplative Vespers at 4 pm, with organ music, readings, and prayers by candlelight (note: there is no Sunday morning service outside of the academic quarter—Sunday morning services begin again on Sunday January 7 at 11 am).
Carillon concert tours
Carillon tours recommence on Wednesday January 3
We offer tours up the tower during the academic quarter—starting again Wednesday January 3. These tours take place Tuesday through Friday, 11:30 am and 4:30 pm, and Sundays 12:15 pm.
Simon Johnson, Organist at London's St. Paul's Cathedral, in recital at Rockefeller!
Friday January 5 | 8 pm
Simon Johnson, the dynamic young organist of St. Paul's Cathedral, plays Edward Elgar’s incomparable Organ Sonata, with music of J.S. Bach and Jean Langlais, on the magnificent E.M. Skinner organ. Tickets $10 at the door, free to students.
Rockefeller Chapel opening hours
Currently closed for the academic break, except for scheduled events (December 9 to January 3)
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.
Tea & Pipes
Tuesday January 9 | 4:30 pm
Tea & Pipes recommences on Tuesday January 9 for the winter quarter. Meanwhile, see the ad above for the recital of Simon Johnson, organist of St. Paul's Cathedral in London: Friday January 5 at 8 pm.