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 2016/winter 2017 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.

Handel's Messiah

Sunday December 4, 3 pm | Rockefeller

Come to the Chapel’s beloved performance of Messiah! Tickets still available from the UChicago Box Office: click on the image above to be redirected there. The Chapel staff can only handle calls re accessibility; ticket info is via the Box Office. Thanks!

Sunday at Rockefeller

Sunday December 4 | 11 am

The University Women's Ensemble, directed by Mollie Stone, sings music of Advent. Dean Elizabeth Davenport offers the sermon.

Pipes for the Season

Sunday December 11 | 5 pm

Thomas Weisflog and Bryan McGuiggin play an hour of seasonal music on the beautiful organ by candlelight, with hot cider to warm you! Free.

Carillon concert tours

Tuesday through Friday, 11:45 am and 4:45 pm; sorry, no tours available on Sundays until the new year

Carillon concert tours are sixty-minute tours. For this week, please note that Wednesday at 11:45 am is booked for a group, and that there is no tour Friday at 4:45 pm. Tickets ($7) are available at the front desk 30 minutes before.

Christmas Eve at Rockefeller

Saturday December 24 | 4 pm

We present the beautiful traditional service of lessons and carols, with the beloved nativity tableau offered by the children. Featured soloist Thomas Weisflog and the Decani and Rockefeller Children's Choir lead carols. Organ music begins at 3:30 pm.