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 spring 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: Kallembach Passion

Saturday April 30 | 7:30 pm

The Chapel Choir and Avalon Quartet perform James Kallembach’s groundbreaking Passion (the CD launch!) with interpolations of Dante, Shakespeare, and Blake, paired with music of Victoria, J.S. Bach, and Sven‑David Sandström.

Pema Chödrön speaks at Rockefeller

Sunday May 1 | 3 pm

Pema Chödrön, author of many books addressing life's difficulties, speaks to conclude the weekend's activities of the Awaken Chicago conference. Full details and tickets for the weekend as a whole at awakenchicago.org.

Carillon tours

No tours Friday April 28 because of a major event at the Chapel: our regrets

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. $5 donation requested.

Children Singing for Peace

Sunday May 1 | 11 am

The young singers of the Rockefeller Children's Choir welcome their counterparts from the Islamic Foundation of Villa Park to sing a Sunday morning service devoted to bridging cultures and traditions through music. Free.

Contempo: Tomorrow's Music Today I

Friday May 13 | 7:30 pm

Cliff Colnot conducts eighth blackbird with the Decani (Rockefeller's professional vocal ensemble) in a special edition of Contempo featuring works written with the glorious acoustic of Rockefeller Chapel in mind. Free. Presented by the Music Dept.

Peter and the Wolf

Sunday May 15 | 5 pm

Carillon master Geert d'Hollander teams up with Joey Brink to play Peter and the Wolf, arranged by d'Hollander for carillon duet. Elizabeth Davenport narrates. Bring your picnic and your enchanted self. Free!

The Bridge: The work of 47 premier Arab, Persian, and Jewish visual artists of 15 countries

Continuing until May 19 | open daily 8 am to 5 pm (Sundays 8 am to 4 pm)

An installation which focuses upon what bridges us to one another, as well as to what is held in common across creeds and cultures, April 12 through May 19. Coming to us from displays in London, Cairo, Metz, and New York, this is brought to us by Caravan.

Baroque at Bond: Thomas Weisflog and Chelsie Coren, third year in the College, play music chosen to "puzzle the mind"

Thursday May 5 | 12:10 pm | Bond Chapel

A Scav Hunt special for the third in the Baroque at Bond recital series. Note: this is at Bond Chapel, on the beautiful Reneker organ. Bond is in the Classics courtyard, 1010 E. 59th. Free.