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. While visitor access remains restricted at present, 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; new reservations are currently on pause until at least April, 2021.

Sundays from Rockefeller

June 6, 2021 – Blessings for the Journey

Music and meditations for distanced times from our vocal artists-in-residence, organ, and carillon. Dean Maurice Charles hosts.

Summer hiatus

Bond and Rockefeller Chapels are expected to remain closed to the general public this summer for renovations and system upgrades.

Watch this space for updates for some lawn listening opportunities and other programming, and visit goforward.uchicago.edu for the most current campus information.

A statement in solidarity

March 22, 2021

Please click here for a message from Dean Maurice Charles and the Rockefeller / Spiritual Life team

Lessons and Carols

Available free on demand

Our inaugural 2020 virtual service in our annual Lessons and Carols tradition of music and light.

An interfaith Thanksgiving

available on demand throughout the holidays

A virtual service including musical offerings on organ and carillon and a welcome from Dean Charles

The Virtual Chapel: seasonal insights from our archives

commenced April, 2020

including Sundays from Rockefeller, our weekly for distanced times

Spiritual Life ANYTIME programs

Accessible now for students and friends

Visit the Spiritual Life website for updates on upcoming virtual programming

Carillon tours

currently suspended

While interior tower tours are on pause, weekday recitals continue at noon and five during the academic year.