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.

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 30 | 11 am

A special service featuring Imani Winds, ensemble in residence at the University, playing their own arrangements of music of the universe: parts of Holst's The Planets, and arrangements of spirituals. Free.

Malcolm Gladwell | Talking to Strangers

Thursday May 4 | 4 pm

Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point, Blink, and other New York Times bestsellers, speaks at Rockefeller. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience.

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

This week, Tuesday April 25, Tea & Pipes takes place at Bond Chapel with organ students Chelsie Coren, Robbie Minton, and Bryan McGuiggin performing on the beautiful Baroque-style Reneker organ. Free.