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 2018 Winter/Spring/Summer 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.

Rockefeller Carillon New Music Festival

Friday May 25, 5–8 pm, and Saturday May 26, 10 am–5:30 pm

A two day festival of new music for the carillon, featuring sixteen world premieres by composers including Augusta Read Thomas, Laura Steenberge, Emily Cooley, Geert D'hollander, Yvette Janine Jackson, and Renske Vrolijk. Free.

Sundays at Rockefeller

Sunday May 27 | 11 am

Artists in residence Kaitlin Foley and Keith Murphy sing music of the Civil War era for Memorial Day and hymns for Trinity Sunday, and assisting priest Nicholas Romans offers the sermon. All are welcome at the table, always.

Tea & Pipes

Tuesday May 29 | 4:30 pm

A half hour of music on the magnificent pipes! The last recital of this tenth anniversary series: Tuesday May 29, with Bryan McGuiggin, Rockefeller organ scholar and third year in the College, playing an all-Bach program. Tea is served from 4 pm. Free.

Carillon concert tours

Note: No tower tours this week as we prepare for the Carillon New Music Festival

Come to the festival for an opportunity to climb the tower Saturday lunchtime! 271 steps up the tower, the bells up close, and wonderful views from the top of the tower in the open air.