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.

Note on the Chapel's traditional Advent production of Handel's Messiah: after a shift to the University's academic calendar and pandemic hiatus, we expect to return to a live performance on December 4, 2022 at 3 PM. Please e-mail iclaude@uchicago.edu to be added to our mailing list for future productions.

Carillon Tower Tours

11:30 and 4:30 Tuesdays - Fridays through December 2

check in at front desk 11:30 AM or 4:30 PM. Recitals can be enjoyed outside by all at 12 and 5.

Sundays at Rockefeller

Resuming October 2 at 11 AM, with choral anthems by Parry and Vaughan Williams for the start of the academic year

Our weekly service echoing with voices, bells, and pipes. Open to all.

Tea and Pipes

Tuesdays at 4 PM starting September 27 with music for the High Holy Days

Hear University organist Thomas Weisflog, guests, and student organ scholars play iconic music on the magnificent E.M. Skinner organ. Free.

Spiritual Life programs

Accessible now for students and friends

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