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! 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.

Sound & Silence: 20th century choral mysticism

Saturday Feburary 18 | 7:30 pm

A provocative exploration of the role and prominence of process in 20th century choral mysticism: the Chapel choir sings music of Tavener, Schnittke, Part, and Anderson, with Kaitlin Foley, Lindsay Adams, Matthew Dean, and Ryan Townsend Strand. Free.

Carillon concert tours

Tuesday through Friday, 11:30 am and 4:30 pm; Sunday at 12:15 pm

Carillon concerts take place at 12 noon and 5 pm weekdays. Please come to the front desk by 11:30 am or 4:30 pm, Tuesday through Friday, and 12:15 pm Sunday, to accompany the carillonneur up the 271 steps of the tower. Suggested donation $5.

Concrete Happenings Arts Lobby returns!

During Chapel opening hours, January 10 through March 3

Historical documents pertaining to Harold Haydon, whose stained glass adorns the Chapel, are on view as part of the University-wide Concrete Happenings programming. Other materials in the arts lobby point visitors to Concrete Happenings events.

Sunday at Rockefeller

Sunday January 29 | 11 am

The Chapel Choir sings mystical choral music of John Tavener, with music of William Mathias on the organ, in a service for the fourth Sunday of Epiphany. All are always welcome at the table.

Tea & Pipes

Tuesday January 24 | 4:30 pm

University organist Thomas Weisflog, joined sometimes by students of the Rockefeller carillon studio, offers a weekly recital on the magnificent Skinner organ, all 8.565 pipes. A cup of tea is available from 4 pm. Free!