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!

On any weekday, come for a tower tour, a meditation session, or some carillon or organ music.

See here for how to book an event. See here for information on holding a wedding at Rockefeller or Bond.

Arts Rock, our quarterly arts guide

Take a look at our winter 2016 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 Matthew Dean, Director of Chapel Operations, with your preferred mailing address and we will gladly send you a copy.

Quire & Place: Music in the Time of Shakespeare

Saturday February 27 | 7:30 pm | Pre-concert lecture by Professor David Bevington at 6:30 pm

An a cappella celebration of Thomas Tallis and the Elizabethans, including Tallis’ famous Lamentations, paired with settings of Shakespeare texts by Shulamit Ran, including the world première of her Sonnet 64. Part of the citywide Shakespeare 400!

Empty Bottle Presents: Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Saturday February 13 | 7 pm SOLD OUT

We're excited to be working with Empty Bottle to present Godspeed You! Black Emperor. This event has been sold out for some time, but in case you have a ticket and are looking to confirm info, here it is. 7 pm. Self-parking on the Midway Plaisance.

Sunday at Rockefeller: Lent I [with a Valentine's Day concert on the carillon at 12:15 pm!]

Sunday February 14 | 11 am

The Chapel Choir sings the Allegri Miserere, an annual not-to-be-missed beginning of the beautiful reflective Lenten season. Dean Elizabeth Davenport offers the sermon. All are welcome at the table, always.

Climb the tower and hear the carillon!

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

Carillon recitals and tower tours take place weekdays at 11:30 am and 4:30 pm. Meet at the Chapel's front desk (main south entrance) for the 271-step climb! We also offer a Sunday tour at 12:15 pm.

Justin Kern: Ultra High Resolution

Installation extended by acclamation! Open daily at Rockefeller Chapel

The première of a new collection by Justin Kern, AB’04, PhD’10, that uses the explosive combination of modern cameras and computers to explore the large and the small on campus simultaneously, through ultra high resolution imaging.

Color Rockefeller Chapel!

Fridays, 2-3 pm

For students and others drawn to the de-stressing nature of working with pencils and paper, including creating new templates. Free. Hot drinks and materials provided. Meet in the Chapel itself. (Note: this is not an activity for children!)