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.

Sunday at Rockefeller

Sunday October 2 | 11 am

The first choral Sunday of the new academic year takes place Sunday October 2, with the Chapel Choir and instrumentalists performing Bach's Cantata BWV 29 "Wir danken dir, Gott." Dean Elizabeth Davenport offers the sermon.

Carillon concert tours

Tuesday through Friday, 11:45 am and 4:45 pm; Sunday at 12:15 pm

Carillon concert tours are sixty-minute tours beginning at 11:45 am and 4:45 pm, Tuesday through Friday, and 12:15 pm Sunday. Tickets ($7) are available at the front desk 30 minutes before, free to holders of current UChicago ID.

Concrete Happenings Arts Lobby

Coming September 30, through December 2

Historical documents pertaining to Harold Haydon, whose stained glass adorns the Chapel, will be on view as part of the University-wide Concrete Happenings programming.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

Tea & Pipes

Tuesday October 4 | 4:30 pm

University Organist Thomas Weisflog offers the second Tea & Pipes recital of this academic year's season! Come for a cup of tea and a lot of pipes. Free. Every Tuesday through November 22, and again from January 3.

Ear Taxi Festival: Letters from the Sky

Thursday October 6 | 12 noon

As part of the citywide Ear Taxi Festival, University carillonneur Joey Brink plays a noon concert including three world premieres, and the Chapel releases Brink's CD of music composed for the Rockefeller carillon, available at all Ear Taxi events.

Open House Chicago at Rockefeller and Bond Chapels

Saturday October 15 and Sunday October 16, 10 am to 4 pm

Chicago Architecture Foundation volunteers take pride in including the beautiful spaces of Rockefeller and Bond Chapels in this year's Open House Chicago! Free.

Rockefeller Chapel and Doc Films present: Hunchback of Notre Dame

Sunday October 30 | 7 pm

Hunchback of Notre Dame: the 1923 silent film classic, starring Lon Chaney, with live organ accompaniment by Dennis James and live carillon by University carillonneur Joey Brink. Tickets at the door, $20 general, free to students and Doc pass holders.

Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe

Friday November 4 | 8 pm | Bond Chapel

Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe ("Lichens") uses his voice and modular synthesizers to create immersive listening experiences. A concert presented by the Renaissance Society, at Bond Chapel, in conjunction with the exhibition Ben Rivers, Urth. Free.