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 2016 edition of Arts Rock featuring upcoming concerts and events (we will upload the new one for the coming season in mid-September)! 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.
Carillon tours recommence after the academic break, Tuesday September 27
Please note that we are now on a break between academic years. We regret that we cannot conduct carillon tours during this period.
Hyde Park Jazz Festival: Randy Weston in concert
Saturday September 24 at 11 pm
Towering jazz pianist Randy Weston plays a solo concert at Rockefeller Chapel at the apex of the weekend-long Hyde Park Jazz Festival. Free.
Concrete Happenings Arts Lobby
Coming September 30, through December 2
Historical documents pertaining to Harold Haydon, whose stained glass adorns the Chapel, will be on view as part of the University-wide Concrete Happenings programming. Other materials in the arts lobby will point visitors to Concrete Happenings events.
Sunday at Rockefeller
Starting again Sunday October 2 | 11 am
Sunday services recommence for the new academic year on Sunday October 2, with the Chapel Choir and instrumentalists performing Bach's Cantata BWV 29 "Wir danken dir, Gott." We do not hold Sunday services during the academic break.
Ear Taxi Festival: Letters from the Sky
Thursday October 6 | 12 noon
As part of the citywide Ear Taxi Festivall, University carillonneur Joey Brink plays a noon concert including three world premieres, and the Chapel releases Brink's CD of music composed for the Rockefeller carillon, available at all Ear Taxi events.
Rockefeller Chapel and Doc Films present: Hunchback of Notre Dame
Sunday October 30 | 7 pm
Hunchback of Notre Dame: the 1923 silent film classic, starring Lon Chaney, with live organ accompaniment by Dennis James and live carillon by University carillonneur Joey Brink. Tickets at the door, $20 general, free to students and Doc pass holders..