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

2024-25 Concerts:

  • Thursday, November 7, 7:30 PM — Choral Evensong
  • Friday, November 15, 7:30 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel — Choral Union
  • Thursday, February 6, 7:30 PM — Choral Evensong
  • Thursday, March 6, 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, April 17, 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, May 1, 7:30 PM — Choral Evensong


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.