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.

Our past season is covered in the 2019 Spring/Summer edition of Arts Rock. If you wish to receive future publications, please contact Eden Sabala.

See here for how to book an event.

See here for information on holding a wedding at Rockefeller or Bond.

Chicago Architecture Center | Open House

Saturday October 19 and Sunday October 20, 10 am to 5 pm

CAC features Bond Chapel in its weekend festival of tours of the great architectural treasures of Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods. Visit some hidden spaces not normally open to the public, and enjoy Coolidge and Hodgdon's wonderful building. Free.

Sundays at Rockefeller

Sunday October 20, 11 am

Choral scholars and Artists in Residence sing music of Orlande de Lassus "Missa Octavi Toni." Rabbi Anna Levin Rosen offers the sermon.

Special Tea & Pipes: No Land Beyond (a vocal-organ recital)

Tuesday October 22, 4 pm

In a special Chicago Architecture Biennial-themed entry in Rockefeller Chapel's weekly Tea & Pipes series, University organist Thomas Weisflog collaborates with vocalists of The Oriana Singers and The Rookery to perform resonant music. Free.

David Bevington Memorial Service

Friday October 25, 3 pm

Prof. Emeritus David Bevington's memorial will be held at Rockefeller Chapel and is open to the public.

Diwali: The Festival of Lights

Wednesday October 30, 7 pm

The Hindu Student Sangam, with the South Asian Students Association and Spiritual Life, presents the traditional Diwali puja (offering) for the festival of lights, with classical chant, dance, and song. Free.

Carillon tours

Tuesdays through Fridays, 11:30 am and 4:30 pm

Carillon recitals and tower tours take place twice a day Tuesday through Friday during the academic quarters, with Joey Brink and the Guild of Carillonneurs demonstrating how the great bells are played. A $5 donation is invited (students free).