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, and expect to release 2023 dates starting April 1, 2022.

2021 note on the Chapel's traditional Advent production of Handel's Messiah: due to the shift in academic calendar and pandemic mitigations, we will not be presenting a December Messiah this year. Please e-mail mboyman@uchicago.edu to be added to our mailing list for future productions.

Sundays at Rockefeller

Continuing weekly through December 19. Resuming January 9.

11 AM. Broadly Christian, open to all.

Lessons and Carols for Christmas

Friday, December 24 at 4 PM, limited in-person and livestreamed

Free tickets are now reservable, limited to a total building capacity of 400 guests with proof of vaccination or negative test. Please click through to reserve.

Tuesday Pipes

Resuming in January at 4 PM on Tuesdays - happy holidays!

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

Currently CLOSED for finals week / season, resuming in January.

The weekday recitals continue at noon and five during the academic year, and can be heard on the lawn.

An interfaith Thanksgiving

virtual (closed in person to public); livestreamed at 11 AM on November 25

see link for most current livestream details.

The Virtual Chapel: seasonal insights from our archives

commenced April, 2020

including Sundays from Rockefeller, our 2020-21 service podcast series for distanced times

Spiritual Life programs

Accessible now for students and friends

Visit the Spiritual Life website for updates on upcoming virtual and in-person programming

A statement in solidarity

March 22, 2021

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