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.
March 16 LENT II
Thomas Tallis Lamentations, sung by the Decani, and organ works by British composers
Philip Blackwell, senior pastor at Chicago Temple and former associate dean at Rockefeller
March 23 LENT III
Plainchant for Lent, with Lenten chorale preludes by Johannes Brahms
March 30 LENT IV
Music of George Frideric Handel for Passiontide
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
Wednesday March 5
Ash Wednesday services 8 am, 12 noon, and 7 pm at Bond Chapel
“Ashes to go” throughout the day from 8:30 am at Rockefeller