Rockefeller Chapel Choir

James Kallembach, Director

The Rockefeller Chapel Choir and its professional artists-in-residence sing at Sunday services and quarterly evening concerts or evensongs. Major concert works have recently included the Rachmaninov Vespers, Schafer's Medieval Bestiary, and the Bach B Minor Mass with players from the Haymarket Opera Orchestra. An active commissioning program ensures the inclusion of new works by UChicago and international composers, both established and emerging. A major collaborative focus is the Chapel's unparalleled E.M. Skinner pipe organ and its university organists. Chapel Choir's community includes students, faculty, staff, and neighboring vocalists from diverse backgrounds.

Rehearsals & Performances

The Chapel Choir rehearses weekly on Thursdays, 7:00-9:30 PM

2023-24 Concerts:

  • Thursday, November 2, 7:30 PM, Rockefeller Chapel — Choral Evensong
  • Sunday, December 3, 3:00 PM — Messiah with Motet Choir
  • Thursday, February 29, 7:30 PM — Music of Mahler, Gorecki, and other songs of Home and Homecoming
  • Thursday, May 9, 7:30 pm — Rachmaninoff Vespers


Students interested in joining the Rockefeller Chapel Choir must audition at the beginning of Autumn Quarter. Please visit the Auditions page for complete information including audition requirements.