Garden of Memory

Join us to celebrate the solstice again, June 21, 2023 from 5pm-9pm at Garden of Memory at Chapel of the Chimes! Details will be revealed in the coming months!

For information on last year’s 2022 event, visit the mobile-friendly 2022 site, which includes a map of last year’s performers.

This year’s concert will continue to take into account concerns about covid and safety. Ticket sales will be capped at 2500¬†and all sold in advance- slightly more than last year, but thousands less than the last pre-covid concert in 2019. Fewer audience goers, but also fewer performers spaced throughout the building focused in the large, more ventilated spaces. Online sales only. No sales at the door. A link for sales will be posted on EventBrite. The program will feature simultaneous performances in different parts of the building by Bay Area composers, musicians, sound artists, 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. If you’re interested in performing at the event, a call for proposals will be issued likely in March. Contact newmusicbayarea@gmail.com to get notified.
We have put together some previously unseen video footage from Garden of Memory 2006 and 2008. This is video that was shot for a documentary which was never finished. Laura Inserra 1 photo by Michael Zelner, June 21, 2011 Laura Inserra Pamela Z at Garden of Memory at Chapel of Chimes Trance Duo at Garden of Memory at Chapel of the Chimes

Amy X Neuburg at Garden of Memory at Chapel of the Chimes 2017. Photo by Tom Holub, All Rights Reserved.

John Benson and the milk drum at Garden of Memory at Chapel of the Chimes Photo credit, Holly Healy, June 21, 2015 All Rights Reserved

John Benson and the milk drum at Garden of Memory at Chapel of the Chimes Photo credit, Holly Healy, June 21, 2015 All Rights Reserved

Henry Kaiser at Garden of Memory at Chapel of the Chimes 2014. Photo by Stuart Steinhardt

Henry Kaiser at Garden of Memory at Chapel of the Chimes 2014. Photo by Stuart Steinhardt

Randy Porter 1 Randy Porter June 21, 2011. Photo by Michael Zelner
Zachary James Watkins at Garden of Memory at Chapel of the Chimes June 21, 2018. Photo by John Sanborn.
Edward Schocker at Garden of Memory, Chapel of the Chimes 2014 - photo (c) by MarcoSanchez.net.

Edward Schocker at Garden of Memory, Chapel of the Chimes 2014 – photo (c) by MarcoSanchez.net.

The Living Earth Show at Garden of Memory at Chapel of the Chimes Luciano Chessa Photo by Michael Zelner, June 21, 2012 Luciano Chessa Ellen Fullman and Theresa Wong Photo by Michael Zelner, June 21, 2012 Ellen Fullman and Theresa Wong Miya Masaoka and Larry Ochs Photo by Michael Zelner, June 21, 2012 Miya Masaoka and Larry Ochs Chapel of the Chimes 2008 Larnie Fox’s Timeharp, June 21, 2008. Photo by Cherri Lakey