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.

Faure Requiem

Thursday November 15 | 7:30 pm

The Chapel Choir and instrumentalists sing Fauré's poignant Requiem, in the week of the hundredth anniversary of WWI, with Fauré's original instrumentation. Alexandra Olsavsky and Vince Wallace are the soloists, and James Kallembach conducts. Free.

Thanksgiving: Listen to Them Grow

Thursday November 22 | 11 am

In its 90th year at Rockefeller Chapel, this interfaith Thanksgiving community celebration features the Hyde Park Chicago’s Children’s Choir, with prayers and readings by leaders of diverse spiritual traditions. Elizabeth Davenport offers the address.

LOW: Double Negative

Friday November 16 | 7:30 pm

LOW at 25! Since 1993, Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker—whose heaven and earth harmonies hold the band’s center—have pioneered a subgenre, shrugged off its strictures, and has become a magnetic onstage force! Tickets $25/$11 UChicago students.

Handel's Messiah

Sunday December 2 | 3 pm

Continuing the almost 90-year-old beloved tradition of a matinée performance of Handel’s Messiah to usher in the Christmas season! Box office: click on the image here, or call 773.702.2787.

EvenSounds! Featuring the grand bells, pipes, and voices of Rockefeller

Thursdays, usually at 5 pm, with occasional choral performances at 7:30 pm

Thursday November 15 at 7:30 pm | The Chapel Choir performs the ethereal Faure Requiem, with Faure's original orchestration of strings, horns, organ, and timpani, conducted by James Kallembach. Free.