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 autumn 2017/winter 2018 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.

Thanksgiving 2017

Thursday November 23 | 11 am

The HPK Interfaith Council presents its annual interfaith Thanksgiving celebration, with Eboo Patel offering the address and the Presto singers of the Chicago Children's Choir providing joyous music. An offering is taken up for those in need.

Carillon concert tours

No further tours this week

We're sorry that we can't do further tours this week. We wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving!


Sunday December 3 | 3 pm

A beloved Rockefeller tradition since 1928! Tickets $55 and $25 available from Tuesday October 3 at 12 noon at the University box office (click on the image above and it will take you there).

CP-1 in sound: The Curve is Exponential

Saturday December 2 | 3:25 to 3:53 pm

Joey Brink plays the world première of a new work, The Curve is Exponential, by Ted Moore, commissioned by the University of Chicago for the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the first self-sustaining nuclear reaction.

Pipes for the Season

Sunday December 10 | 5 pm

Thomas Weisflog and Bryan McGuiggin play an hour of seasonal music on the organ by candlelight, with hot cider to warm you. Come on in out of the cold! This event is preceded by a contemplative Advent Vespers at 4 pm. Feel free to come early! Free.

Tea & Pipes

Tuesday November 28 and December 5 | 4:30 pm

University organist Thomas Weisflog two further half-hour programs of music as the winter season nears. Free to all, with a cup of tea as well. Tea & Pipes recommences on Tuesday January 9 for the new calendar year.

Sundays at Rockefeller

Sunday November 26 | 11 am

Soprano soloist Kaitlin Foley sings jazz-inspired music. Nicholas Romans offers the sermon on this last Sunday of the Christian calendar. All are welcome at the table, always.

Simon Johnson, Organist at London's St. Paul's Cathedral, in recital at Rockefeller!

Friday January 5 | 8 pm

Simon Johnson, the dynamic young organist of St. Paul's Cathedral, plays Edward Elgar’s incomparable Organ Sonata, with music of J.S. Bach and Jean Langlais, on the magnificent E.M. Skinner organ. Tickets $10 at the door, free to students.