Events at Rockefeller and Bond Chapel
Rockefeller Chapel and Bond Chapel serve as major performing arts spaces on campus, as well as being cherished spaces for a wide variety of academic, ceremonial, and spiritual events. We present or host more than fifty events per week in the two Chapels and their associated meeting rooms, in addition to rehearsals and student lessons on the carillon and organ. 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 great musical instruments!
Come for a tower tour, a meditation session, or some carillon or organ music. See our visiting page for details of opening hours.
See here for how to book an event.
See here for information on holding a wedding at Rockefeller or Bond.
The Virtual Chapel: seasonal recordings from our archives
commenced April, 2020
This week: Le Chemin de la Croix, with Thomas Weisflog, organ and Kenneth Northcott (1922-2019), reader
An April message of hope
April 4, 2020
Click here for a message from Dean Maurice Charles. Please also see the banner above for free on-demand archival recordings for the season.
COVID-19 and Spring Break closure information
The University Chapels are closed to the public until further notice.
All gatherings at Rockefeller and Bond Chapels and at Spiritual life are additionally suspended until further notice. Click here for updates from our Dean, and visit coronavirusupdates.uchicago.edu for the most current campus information.
Spiritual Life ANYTIME programs
Accessible now for students and friends
Visit the Spiritual Life website for updates on upcoming virtual programming
Sunday services at Rockefeller (temporarily suspended)
normally weekly at 11 AM through June 14; see campus health update in top banner above.
Ecumenical services are uplifted by the choir, vocal artists in residence, organ, and carillon bells. Dean Maurice Charles presides. See inside for upcoming guests to the historic pulpit.
Tea & Pipes (suspended until further notice)
normally Tuesdays through March 17, and again March 31 - June 2
Hear University organist Thomas Weisflog, distinguished guests, and student organ scholars play Baroque, Romantic, and contemporary music on the magnificent E.M. Skinner organ. Free.
Carillon tours will pause March 13 and are suspended until further notice
normally Tuesdays through Fridays, 11:30 am and 4:30 pm (and most Sundays at noon)
Carillon recitals and tower tours happen twice daily Tuesday through Friday, plus Sundays at noon. Joey Brink and the student guild are your bell-guides! A $5 donation is invited (students free).