The Choir in Concert

UChicago Choral Union concert
Friday November 22, 7:30 pm
Rockefeller Chapel

The University Chorus, Women's Ensemble, and Motet Choir, join forces in a monumental performance of choral masterworks from across cultures and centuries. Motet Choir will be performing parts of Mass for Five Voices by William Byrd and Eric Whitacre’s “A boy and a girl.” Free.

Presented by the Department of Music.

Handel’s Messiah
Sunday December 8, 3 pm
Rockefeller Chapel

Celebrate the beloved tradition of the matinée performance of Handel’s Messiah to usher in the Christmas season, conducted by James Kallembach. This concert features soloists Kaitlin Foley, Misty Leah Bermudez, Adrian Dunn, Charles Wesley Evans, with members of the Haymarket Orchestra, concertmaster Jeri-Lou Zike along with the powerful Rockefeller Chapel Choir and Motet Choir. 

Tickets at tickets.uchicago.edu or at the door, $25–55, $5 students.

Shabbat Shirah
Friday February 7, 2020, 7:30 pm
Rockefeller Chapel

KAM Isaiah Israel and Rockefeller Chapel Choir join in a profound and festive service of Shabbat music, including rarely heard works with Thomas Weisflog at the E.M. Skinner Organ. Cantor David Berger curates and directs the service. Free and open to all.

Rockefeller Chapel Choir and the Chicago Children's Choir of Hyde Park in concert
Thursday February 27, 2020, 7:30 pm
Rockefeller Chapel

Rockefeller Chapel Choir and Chicago Children’s Choir of Hyde Park led by Mollie Stone present original works with their modern reinterpretations, including J.S. Bach’s Singet dem Herrn and music of Ted Hearne, Sven-David Sandström, Katherine Pukinskis, and traditional South African choral work.

Tickets $15 general admission, $5 for students.

Presented by Rockefeller Chapel.


Palm/Passion Sunday | April 5, 11 am
Rockefeller Chapel Choir and soloists continue the tradition of chanting the Passion story, with music of Francis Poulenc.

Maundy Thursday | April 9, 7:30 pm
A Leipzig Vespers for Maundy Thursday, featuring music of Bach, Schu╠łtz, and Schein, with service music for Vespers from Bach’s own time.

Good Friday | April 10, 7:30 pm
University organist Thomas Weisflog plays Marcel Dupré's masterwork Le Chemin de la Croix (The Way of the Cross) on the E.M. Skinner for Good Friday. Kenneth Northcott reads poems of Paul Claudel in English translation.

Easter Sunday | April 12, 11 am
Festive hymns with brass and music of Bairstow and Healey Willan. Rockefeller's annual Easter egg hunt for children will follow the service.

Mozart Requiem
Thursday April 23, 2020, 7:30 pm
Rockefeller Chapel

Rockefeller Chapel Choir, Motet Choir, soloists, and orchestra present Mozart’s Requiem, alongside Allegri’s Miserere and Mozart’s Masonic Funeral Music for orchestra.

Tickets $25 general admission, $10 for students.

Presented by Rockefeller Chapel.