Sundays at Rockefeller
Sundays at 11 am
As the glorious architecture of this historic Chapel prompts, Sunday worship at Rockefeller draws broadly upon the beauty of cathedral tradition, and also incorporates wisdom and musical and liturgical resources from many times and places. The sacrament of bread and wine is offered to all who wish to receive. All are welcome at the table, always. Childcare is offered for small children.
A Feast of Britten's Sacred Choral Music
On the second Sunday of each month, we join in the citywide festival honoring Benjamin Britten (1913-76) in this year marking the anniversary of his birth.
A Hymn to the Virgin and music of Frank Bridge
Antiphon and music of Hubert Parry
Missa Brevis in D and British Sarum Chant
A Hymn to Saint Columba and music of Kenneth Leighton
December 1 Advent
Advent lessons and carols featuring mystical choral and organ music of Paul Manz
Britten A Hymn To The Virgin and organ music of Frank Bridge
Jem Jebbia, Ministry Studies intern (Spiritual Life)
Bach Cantata BWV 61 and chorale preludes: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland
Bishop Sally Dyck, bishop of the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church
Advent music of Palestrina
December 24 Christmas Eve at 4 pm
Candlelit Lessons and Carols for Christmas Eve, with the traditional nativity tableau offered by the children. Music offered by the Decani, accompanied by organ and recorders.
January 5 Epiphany
Carols from France and French noels for organ
Devin McLachlan, Priest Associate at Brent House
Rockefeller Chapel Choir
One of the oldest choral ensembles in the Chicago area, the Chapel Choir is composed of auditioned members from the University and the community. The choir continues its tradition of presenting sacred choral masterpieces from around the world in concert and worship, including choral evensongs each quarter. Charles Montgomery Gray Scholars are undergraduate students who play a leading role in the Chapel Choir, funded by generous gifts given in Charles Montgomery Gray memory. The Decani, formerly the Rockefeller Sixteen, specialize in offering early music and other music suited to a small vocal ensemble.
The beautiful sound of the Chapel Choir rehearsing sacred masterworks of all musical styles and periods may be heard Thursday evenings, 7 pm to 8:15 pm during autumn, winter, and spring academic terms.
The E.M. Skinner Organ
The magnificent E.M. Skinner pipe organ, opus 634, can be heard during Sunday services, in concert (for example the Rockefeller Gala and Gerrish organ recitals), and in recital on Tuesdays at 4:30 pm for Tea and Pipes.
The Laura Spelman Rockefeller Carillon
The 72-bell Laura Spelman Rockefeller carillon, installed in the Chapel in 1932, is played following Sunday services at 12:15 pm and at 12 noon and 5 pm during the week throughout the academic year.
Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, and Easter at Rockefeller