Events at Rockefeller and Bond Chapel

Rockefeller Chapel and Bond Chapel are cherished spaces for a wide variety of academic, ceremonial, spiritual, and artistic events every week throughout the year. 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.

Arts Rock, our quarterly arts guide

Check out our events calendar, and download a copy of the current spring/summer issue of Arts Rock.

Village Harmony/World Music

Wednesday July 29, 7:30 pm | Rockefeller

Mollie Stone conducts an ensemble of talented teen singers gathered from the Midwest and New England for a whirlwind five-state tour, presenting joyous music from American shape-note and Appalachian songs to music of South Africa and Renaissance Europe.

Sunday at Rockefeller

Sunday August 2, 11 am

We celebrate the ancient feast of Lammastide, first grain and fruit harvest! Matthew Dean, tenor, and Lon Ellenberger, countertenor, sing music of Haydn and Dowland. Seth Patterson, newly appointed associate director for Chapel Life, offers the sermon.

Summer Yoga

Mondays at 4:30 pm and Tuesdays at 6 pm until September 1

An hour of gentle and restorative yoga in the lovely setting of Rockefeller Chapel, with Meredith Haggerty. Bring a yoga mat if you have one, and wear loose clothing. Students free, $5 donation requested from others.

The Bells of Summer

Sundays June 21 through August 23, 5 pm (Tower tours from 4:30 pm)

It's the fiftieth season of The Bells of Summer! Come for a gentle summer afternoon of picnicking on the Rockefeller lawns to the magical sound of the bells from high above. Free! Click on the image of the bells to see the full schedule of performers.

Tower Tours and Carillon Recitals

Mondays–Fridays 11:30 am and 4:30 pm; Sundays 12:15 pm

You're invited to climb the 271 steps up the tower to see the bells and the views from the top. Fabulous in all weathers. $5 donation invited. Meet at the front desk just inside the main south entrance of the Chapel.