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.

Tea & Pipes

Tuesday September 26 | 4:30 pm

Thomas Weisflog opens the tenth season of our celebrated Tea & Pipes series with music for the High Holy Days. Tea is offered from 4 pm, and the music begins at 4:30 pm. It is followed by the afternoon carillon recital. Free.

Glenn Greenwald and Moustafa Bayoumi in conversation

Tuesday September 26 | 7:30 pm

Haymarket Books and the Institute of Politics: Glenn Greenwald discusses Islamophobia and surveillance with Moustafa Bayoumi, author of "This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror." Click on the picture here to register for free tickets.


Sunday December 3 | 3 pm

A beloved Rockefeller tradition since 1928! Tickets $55 and $25 available from Tuesday October 3 at 12 noon at the University box office, tickets.uchicago.edu.

Light and Gold: Eric Whitacre and Donald Nally, conducting

Friday October 13 | 8 pm

Featuring Whitacre’s earliest works like Sleep to more recent explorations of color like Sainte- Chapelle, paired with music from some of today’s most creative compositional minds. Tickets at institute.giamusic.com, $30 general, $10 students.

amarcord: Luther and Music

Friday November 17 | 7:30 pm [our apologies for the mistaken date in Arts Rock]

amarcord, one of the world's premier vocal ensembles, offers a program of five Gregorian chants, in the original Latin and in Martin Luther's translation, for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Tickets $39, students $11, under-18s $1.

Sundays at Rockefeller

Sunday services resume for the autumn quarter on Sunday October 1

The first choral Sunday of the new academic year is Sunday October 1, with the Rockefeller Chapel Choir singing Bach's Cantata BWV 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," accompanied by instrumentalists. All are welcome at the table, always.

Carillon concert tours

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

To climb the tower at the time of a carillon recital, please come to the front desk by 11:30 am or 4:30 pm, Tuesday through Friday, to accompany the carillonneur up the 271 steps of the tower. Suggested donation $5.