Uchicago

A feast of words and music

On Sunday mornings at 11 am, we celebrate a broadly Christian liturgy in a rhythm dating to 1928: ecumenical worship with readings from many world traditions and sermons from community and faculty leaders. Communion is offered freely to all who choose to receive. 

These services feature the E.M. Skinner Organ, the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Carillon, and the voices of students and professionals alike in musical settings past and present. Newly commissioned works by our resident campus composers and many others are regularly premiered. At least once per quarter, the Rockefeller Children's Choir performs exuberant works speaking across traditions. On each Christmas Eve at 4 pm, a service of Lessons and Carols brings everything together with an unforgettable pageant and a space full of candlelight. 

Regular services resume October 6 at 11 am, with Dean Maurice Charles presiding.


Upcoming Sundays

October 6 Rockefeller Chapel Choir, Orchestra, and soloists perform J.S. Bach’s Cantata, BWV 29
October 13 Music of William Walton Jubilate Deo and Thomas Tallis Salvator Mundi I
October 20 Choral scholars and Artists in Residence sing music of Orlande de Lassus Missa Octavi Toni
October 27 Shall We Gather at the River: arr. Aaron Copland and Hark I Hear the Harps Eternal: arr. Parker/Shaw
November 3 Music of Charles Stanford Beati quorum via and Justorum animae plus Gregorian chant from the Requiem Mass
November 10 Rockefeller Children’s Choir
November 17 Music of Stephen Paulus Pilgrim’s Hymn and Edward Elgar Ave verum corpus
November 24 Music of Pavel Chesnokoff Salvation is Created and Alexander Gretchaninoff Cherubic Hymn
December 1 Music of Charles Wood O Thou the Central Orb and Edvard Grieg Ave maris stella
December 8 Choral Scholars and Artists in Residence sing Paul Manz E’en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come and Giovanni Martini Jerusalem surge
December 15 Artist in Residence Carl Alexander will sing arias for the season
December 22 Artist in Residence Matthew Dean sings Medieval Carols for Advent