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 spring/summer 2017 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.
Sunday April 9 | 3 pm
A concert for Passion Sunday: Schutz Mattauspassion interpolated with Lenten motets of Poulenc. Artist in residence Matthew Dean sings the role of the Evangelist. Tickets $20 general at the door, free to students with ID.
CHI: Music of Augusta Read Thomas │ Spektral Quartet and Third Coast Percussion
Saturday April 29 | 7:30 pm
A Triptych: Earth, Moon, Peace. A spectacular evening of music by Augusta Read Thomas, featuring three major works: the world première of Chi for String Quartet; Resounding Earth, written for Third Coast Percussion; and Selene, Moon Chariot Rituals.
Sunday at Rockefeller
Sunday April 2 | 11 am
The Chapel Choir sings music of Gerald Finzi and Edward Elgar for the fifth Sunday of Lent and the first Sunday of the new academic quarter. Anne Benvenuti, assisting priest, offers the sermon. 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.
Tea & Pipes
Every Tuesday through May 30 | 4:30 pm
University organist Thomas Weisflog and students from the Rockefeller organ studio offer a weekly recital on the magnificent Skinner organ, all 8.565 pipes. Free.
Legends of Jewish Music, with the Atar Piano Trio
Thursday April 6 | 7 pm at KAM Isaiah Israel
Rockefeller Chapel is proud to cosponsor a concert of Jewish chamber music by Bernstein, Copland, Bloch, Yedid, and more, played by one of Israel's leading chamber ensembles. Note: this is at KAM Isaiah Israel, 1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd.