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!

Tuesday through Friday, 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 quarterly arts guide

Take a look at our spring 2016 edition of Arts Rock featuring upcoming concerts and events, including the Bells of Summer series of carillon concerts! 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.

Memorial Day opening hours

Monday May 30 | 10 am to 4 pm

Rockefeller Chapel is open 10 am to 4 pm this Monday and visitors are invited to spend time remembering those who gave their lives in battle. The memorials to members of the University who served in World Wars I and II are on the interior west wall.

Sunday at Rockefeller

Sunday May 29 | 11 am

Bass-baritone Andrew Schultze sings arias from Mendelssohn's Elijah. Seth Patterson, associate director for Chapel Life, offers the sermon. Sorry, there is no tower tour afterwards because of a school graduation event.

Chicago Classics on the Carillon

Saturday June 4 | 2 pm

An Alumni Weekend special featuring University Carillonneur Joey Brink playing Chicago classics on the bells, to be enjoyed up close or from anywhere on the campus. Free.

Organ scholar Bryan McGuiggin gives a solo piano recital

Sunday June 5 | 6:30 pm at the Logan Center Performance Penthouse

Rockefeller Chapel's organ scholar Bryan McGuiggin, finishing his first year in the College, has been invited to give a solo piano recital at Logan! He will be playing music of Bach, Mozart, Scriabin, and Chopin. All are warmly welcome. Free!

Carillon tours

Monday through Friday, 11:30 am and 4:30 pm (no Sunday tours currently, because of Chapel events)

Tower tours take place Monday through Friday at 11:30 am and 4:30 pm during the academic year. Meet at the Chapel's front desk (main south entrance) for the 271-step climb! $5 donation requested.

Tea & Pipes

Tuesday May 31 | 4:30 pm

University Organist Thomas Weisflog offers the final Tea & Pipes recital of this academic year's season, with graduate student organist Cesar Favila, who just earned his doctorate in Music! Tea and biscuits from 4 pm. Free.