See the Sundays at Rockefeller page for listings of Chapel Choir offerings on a weekly basis.

Voices in concert

Rockefeller Chapel Choir and the Decani in concert and liturgical performance, conducted by James Kallembach

Herbert Howells Requiem
All Saints Day | Tuesday November 1 | 4:30 pm
Sunday November 6 | 11 am

A Requiem Evensong on All Saints Day featuring Herbert Howells’ incomparably poignant Requiem, followed by a performance in the context of the Requiem Mass on the first Sunday in November.

Handel's Messiah  
Sunday December 4 | 3 pm

Continuing the beloved tradition of a matinée performance of Messiah to usher in the Christmas season, with the Rockefeller Chapel Choir, Motet Choir, and Chicago Men’s A Cappella, conducted by James Kallembach, featuring Stephanie Washington, soprano, Lindsey Adams, alto, Matthew Dean, tenor, and Dashon Burton, bass. Tickets available from October 1.  

Sound and Silence
Saturday February 18, 2017 | 7:30 pm

Arvo Pärt Sarah was Ninety Years Old
Alfred Schnittke Requiem

A concert conceived as part of Concrete Happenings, a collaborative series of public exhibitions, screenings, symposia, and happenings that mark the return of Wolf Vostell’s colossal Concrete Traffic (1970) to public view following a major conservation effort. The sculpture—a 1957 Cadillac encased in concrete—is part of the University of Chicago’s public art collection, and will be sited in a parking garage in the immediate vicinity of the Smart Museum beginning in fall 2016. Tickets $20 at the door, free to all students.

Schütz Passion
Sunday April 9, 2017 | 3 pm (with liturgical performance at 11 am also)

John Tavener Two Hymns to the Mother of God
Francis Poulenc Quatre Motets pour un Temps de Penitence
Heinrich Schütz Matthäuspassion

A concert for Passion Sunday, with the Schütz Passion presented in the liturgical context of the Sunday morning service, and combined with mystical works of Tavener and Poulenc in the afternoon concert. Tickets $20 at the door, free to all students (the Sunday morning is free to all).

Extinguishing the Light       
Thursday April 11, 2017 | 7 pm

Maurice Duruflé Ubi Caritas
Francis Poulenc Quatre Motets pour un Temps de Penitence
Gregorian Chant Pange Lingua

Poulenc’s Quatre Motets form the centerpiece of the traditional liturgy for Holy Thursday, including the ritual extinguishing of the lights and preparing of the tomb.

A Triptych: Earth, Moon, Peace
Works of Augusta Read Thomas, featuring Spektral Quartet and Third Coast Percussion
Saturday April 29, 2017 | 7:30 pm

Augusta Read Thomas Resounding Earth
Augusta Read Thomas World première of a new work for string quartet (commissioned by Spektral Quartet in collaboration with Rockefeller Chapel)
Augusta Read Thomas Selene, Moon Chariot Rituals

Presented by Rockefeller Chapel