Upcoming Events

MLK Commemoration Celebration
Tuesday January 28, 6 pm
Rockefeller Chapel

Join the University of Chicago as we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and reflect on our collective responsibility to work towards a more equitable society. Free and open to the public. Doors open at 5 pm and the program begins at 6 pm. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided. For information, please visit mlk.uchicago.edu.

Keynote speakers:

The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss Jr.
Theologian, pastor, and Civil Rights leader

The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III
Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ

Following their keynote remarks, Moss Jr. and Moss III will be joined in conversation by The Rev. Dr. Maurice Charles, Dean of Rockefeller Chapel. The Chicago Children's Choir – Voice of Chicago Ensemble will offer music for the occasion.

A community reception will be held in Ida Noyes Hall (across the street) immediately following the program.

Gerrish Organ Recital: Raúl Prieto Ramírez
Saturday February 1, 7:30 pm
Rockefeller Chapel

The performances of Raúl Prieto Ramírez, San Diego’s Civic Organist and Artistic Director of the Spreckels Organ, have been described with words such as “sizzling”, iconoclastic”, and “transcendent”. Performing a wide-ranging classical and popular repertoire on the pipe organ with the flair and bravado of a matador, this Spanish master has an absolutely riveting way of entertaining general audiences of young and old, music experts and casual listeners, like remarkably few others. 

Tickets $10 at the door, free admission to students with school ID. 

This is the eleventh annual recital in the Brian Gerrish Organ Performance Series. The series is made possible by a generous endowment given to honor Divinity School professor emeritus Brian Gerrish and to promote the joy of listening to world class organ performance!

Presented by Rockefeller Chapel.

Shabbat Shirah
Friday February 7, 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.

Bach Singet Dem Herrn
Thursday February 27, 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. Tickets available online through tickets.uchicago.edu or at the door. This performance will run approximately one hour with no intermission.

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, 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. Tickets available online through tickets.uchicago.edu or at the door. This performance will run approximately two hours with one intermission.

Presented by Rockefeller Chapel.