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.

David Briggs plays Mahler

Sunday February 26 | 4 pm

World renowned organist and composer David Briggs plays his own transcriptions for organ of Mahler's work, perfectedly fitted to the great romantic sound of Rockefeller's Skinner organ. A recital in the Brian Gerrish Organ Performance Series.

CHI: Music of Augusta Read Thomas │ Spektral Quartet and Third Coast Percussion

Saturday April 29 | 7:30 pm

A Triptych: Earth, Moon, Peace. A spectacular evening of music by Augusta Read Thomas, featuring three major works: the world première of Chi for String Quartet; Resounding Earth, written for Third Coast Percussion; and Selene, Moon Chariot Rituals.

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!

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Historical documents pertaining to Harold Haydon, whose stained glass adorns the Chapel, are on view as part of the University-wide Concrete Happenings programming.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.

Tea & Pipes

Every Tuesday until March 7, and then again Tuesdays March 28 through May 30 | 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!

Sunday at Rockefeller

Sunday February 26 | 11 am

The Chapel Choir sings traditional Cajun Mardi Gras songs as the season of Epiphany comes to an end. Dean Elizabeth Davenport offers the sermon. All are welcome at the table, always.