Events at Rockefeller and Bond Chapel
Rockefeller Chapel and Bond Chapel are cherished for a wide variety of artistic, academic, life ceremonial, and spiritual events. Traditionally, we present or host more than fifty pre-scheduled events per week in the two Chapels, in addition student lessons on carillon, organ, and in vocal ensembles. 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 inspiring architecture and historic instruments. Please read below for virtual programming and other resources.
See our visiting page for current access status.
See here for how to book an event.
See here for information on holding a wedding at Rockefeller or Bond; we are currently booked through the end of 2022. 2023 dates were released starting April 3, 2022.
Sundays at Rockefeller
Weekly at 11 AM. Sunday December 4: Advent II. The Rev. Maurice Charles preaches.
Our traditional service echoing with voices, bells, and pipes. Open to all.
Caroling with the Carillon
Friday, December 2 inside Rockefeller Chapel, 5-6 PM
Free. Please join us for festive bell melodies with surprise collaborators and treats.
Sunday December 4, 3 pm
Celebrate the beloved tradition of the matinée performance of Handel's Messiah to usher in the Christmas season! Tickets online or call 773.702.2787.
Tea and Pipes
Tuesdays at 4 PM. December 6: Christmas and Hanukkah selections (final recital of quarter). The series will resume January 10.
Hear University organist Thomas Weisflog, guests, and student organ scholars play iconic music on the magnificent E.M. Skinner organ. Free.
Lessons and Carols for Christmas
Saturday December 24 at 4 PM
We anticipate a return to the live service this year. Watch this space for pre-registration options, but the service will be free and open to all.
An interfaith Thanksgiving
livestream now viewable by clicking through
The Rev. Shaundra Cunningham delivers the address. Uniting Voices Chicago sings.
Carillon Tower Tours
11:30 and 4:30 Tuesdays - Fridays through December 2, resuming January 10
check in at front desk 11:30 AM or 4:30 PM. Recitals can be enjoyed outside by all at 12 and 5.
Spiritual Life programs
Accessible now for students and friends
Visit the Spiritual Life website for updates on upcoming virtual and in-person programming