Garden of Memory

Join us to celebrate the solstice again, June 21, 2022 from 5pm-9pm at Garden of Memory at Chapel of the Chimes! Welcome back! This year’s concert will take into account concerns about covid and safety. TICKETS WILL BE CAPPED AT 2000 – less than half the previous concert in 2019. PROOF OF VACCINATION AND MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY. There will be both fewer audience goers, and fewer performers spaced throughout the building in the large, more ventilated spaces. ONLINE SALES ONLY. NO SALES AT THE DOOR. 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. The artists, many of whom are well-known to Bay Area audiences, to be featured at this event in 2022 include Kitka, Sarah Cahill, Pamela Z, Beth Custer with Will Bernard & Ellen Gronnigen, Dylan Mattingly, The Living Earth Show with Guillermo Gallindo, Carl Stone, John Benson, Paul Dresher, Randy Porter, Orchestra Nostalgico, Dan Plonsey & Friends, Robert Nance, Gautam Tejas Ganeshan, Duo B, Theresa Wong, Jon Raskin, Gino Robair & Hallie Smith, David Gibbons, Anne Hege, Kate Stenberg & Irene Sazer, and others. Check this website as the list of performers is updated. A map and some of the schedules will be posted here, as well.
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