Garden of Memory at Chapel of the Chimes

Garden of Memory at Chapel of the Chimes


June 21, 2024    
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Chapel Of The Chimes Oakland Funeral Home & Crematory
4499 Piedmont Avenue Oakland, San Francisco, California, 94611, CA

Event Type

The annual Garden of Memory Walk-Through Concert at Chapel of the Chimes returns to Oakland, celebrating the summer solstice with an exceptional fusion of music and history. This distinctive event offers attendees a personal and immersive musical experience as they explore the Chapel of the Chimes, an Oakland Historic Landmark.

Historic Venue

The Chapel of the Chimes, the largest above-ground cemetery west of the Mississippi, serves as a captivating setting for this event. Originally a streetcar station, it was converted into the California Memorial Crematorium and Columbarium in 1909. Renowned architects Julia Morgan and Aaron Green, a protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright, significantly contributed to its expansion and redesign. Today, it stands as a historical landmark, offering a full range of end-of-life services and being part of a premier network of Bay Area cemeteries and funeral homes.

Musical Experience

During the Garden of Memory event, an array of Bay Area composers, musicians, sound artists, and performers will present a diverse selection of acoustic and electronic music, installations, and interactive events. With performances happening simultaneously throughout the building, the audience is free to wander and experience the varied musical presentations. Various famours artists, well-known to Bay Area audiences, will provide an evening of innovative and captivating performances.

Garden of Memory at Chapel of the Chimes invites music enthusiasts and curious explorers alike to engage with this historic venue in a truly unique way, combining the beauty of music with the rich heritage of one of Oakland’s most iconic landmarks.

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