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.
Rockefeller Chapel at 90! A gala performance
Friday October 26 | 7:30 pm
A celebratory concert with the Chapel Choir and brass quintet, the South Asian Music Ensemble and classical Indian dance, and the Hyde Park Youth Symphony honoring the Chapel's long link to the community! Free, with a reception after.
Silent Film with Jay Warren on the organ: Metropolis + Frankenstein
Saturday October 20 | 7 pm
Thomas Edison's rarely shown Frankenstein (1910, 16 min) in a double billing with Metropolis (1927, 156 min), with Chicago's own Jay Warren providing live organ accompaniment in a Rockefeller special that is now almost four decades old! $10 at the door.
EvenSounds! A new performance series featuring the grand bells, pipes, and voices of Rockefeller
Thursdays at 5 pm
Thursday October 18: Guest organist Alison Luedecke, of San Diego's St. James by the Sea, and student carillonneurs Simone Browne (fourth year in the College) and Maria Krunic (second year), play music of new composers as well as some classics. Free!
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.