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.

Sundays at Rockefeller

Weekly at 11 AM. Sunday December 4: Advent II. The Rev. Maurice Charles preaches.

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

Caroling with the Carillon

Friday, December 2 inside Rockefeller Chapel, 5-6 PM

Free. Please join us for festive bell melodies with surprise collaborators and treats.

Handel's Messiah

Sunday December 4, 3 pm

Celebrate the beloved tradition of the matinée performance of Handel's Messiah to usher in the Christmas season! Tickets online or call 773.702.2787.

Tea and Pipes

Tuesdays at 4 PM. December 6: Christmas and Hanukkah selections (final recital of quarter). The series will resume January 10.

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

Lessons and Carols for Christmas

Saturday December 24 at 4 PM

We anticipate a return to the live service this year. Watch this space for pre-registration options, but the service will be free and open to all.

An interfaith Thanksgiving

livestream now viewable by clicking through

The Rev. Shaundra Cunningham delivers the address. Uniting Voices Chicago sings.

Carillon Tower Tours

11:30 and 4:30 Tuesdays - Fridays through December 2, resuming January 10

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

Spiritual Life programs

Accessible now for students and friends

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