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.

If you wish to receive future publications from Rockefeller Chapel, please contact Eden Sabala.

See here for how to book an event.

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

UChicago Choral Union concert

Friday November 22, 7:30 pm

The University Chorus, Women's Ensemble, and Motet Choir, join forces in a monumental performance of choral masterworks from across cultures and centuries. Presented by the Department of Music. Free.

Sundays at Rockefeller

Sunday November 24, 11 am

The Rockefeller Chapel Choir sings music of Pavel Chesnokoff "Salvation is Created" and Alexander Gretchaninoff "Cherubic Hymn." Dean Maurice Charles offers the sermon.

Tea & Pipes (final recital of the Autumn Quarter!)

Tuesday November 26, 4 pm

Come and hear University organist Thomas Weisflog, distinguished guests, and students from the Rockefeller organ studio play a mixture of Baroque, Romantic, and contemporary music on the E.M. Skinner organ. Free. Tea & Pipes resume on Tuesday January 7.

Thanksgiving: Grateful Service

Thursday November 28, 11 am

The annual interfaith Thanksgiving community celebration features the Hyde Park Chicago’s Children’s Choir, with prayers and readings by leaders of diverse spiritual traditions. Address by Maurice Charles, Dean of Rockefeller Chapel. Open to all.

Handel's Messiah

Sunday December 8, 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.

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).