Garden of Memory
Sunday, June 21, 5:00-9:00PM
Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland
A columbarium walk-through event at the Chapel of the Chimes.
At this annual Solstice concert, the program features simultaneous performances in different parts of the building by Bay Area composers, musicians, and other performers presenting a variety of acoustic and electronic music, installations, and interactive events; the audience is free to move throughout the building during the performances.
Guests are invited to walk through the multi-level maze of internal gardens, cloisters, alcoves, stairwells, fountains and other architectural elements, which rise into vaulted ceilings. The facility's numerous chapels, columbaria, and mausoleum areas are adorned with antiquities that date back to the 16th century. All architectural and garden areas have excellent acoustics and are illuminated by gentle natural light, often through beautiful arrangements of stained glass.
Garden of Memory offers a unique and personal musical experience to every listener as he or she wanders freely through this multi-level maze of interior gardens, alcoves, pools, and antechambers ingeniously designed by Julia Morgan.