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Edward Schocker

BELOW are some answers to what we think will be the most frequently asked questions.


Where is it? 

4499 Piedmont Ave, Oakland  [map] Note: allow time for parking which can be a challenge. 

There are three  entrances - two on Piedmont Ave and one on Howe St.

Can I still hear lots of music if I come after work? 

Definitely, there will be lots of music going on until 9 pm!  

Are masks required?

No. But since most of the  concert is indoors they are welcome.

How do I get tickets?

SOLD OUT. Tickets available online only. No tickets available at the door.

What is the cost of a ticket?

Adults: $20. Seniors & Students: $15.  Children: $5. 

Can I buy tickets at the door? 


Is the Chapel of the Chimes accessible for people requiring accommodation?   Unfortunately, the Chapel of the Chimes is only partially handicap accessible. The older section is not accessible. However, that doesn't mean everything is unreachable.

There is access to the main entrance with the two chapels on Piedmont in the old section in which there will be continuous music. For access to the newer sections - either enter through Pacific Plaza on Howe St, or at the back of the parking lot on Piedmont Ave between the Funeral Home and the main chapel. There are two elevators which connect the three floors. Please contact us at newmusicbayarea at gmail dot com if you have questions.

Is the venue wheelchair accessible? 

Only partially. Because of its many narrow staircases, the older section of the Chapel of the Chimes building is not wheelchair accessible.

Are children welcome? 

Yes, this is an ideal concert for children.  Guardians should  make sure they keep on the paths and don't step into the garden areas.

What's the parking situation?

Parking is very limited. Part of Piedmont Avenue will be blocked off to traffic at the main entrance. We recommend parking on nearby Pleasant Valley Road - although it may be a bit of a walk. AC Transit has a stop within a few blocks. Please note that Mountain View Cemetery will not be accessible. Please consider carpooling, public transportation, bicycling, or walking. The closest BART station is MacArthur.

How do I know when and where ensembles are performing?
There are no schedules except for the main chapel. On the map which will be available 
you will see that musical ensembles are playing simultaneously in various chambers of the Chapel of the Chimes.  The audience wanders and listens as long as they want in each area.  Where two performers are listed, they alternate their sets, or play together. 

Will there be food available? 

There will be food trucks on site, and plenty of restaurants on Piedmont Avenue just a few blocks away.  Please bring your own refillable water bottle.  Food is not allowed in the Chapel of the Chimes, but there will be tables set up outside.

How can I apply to participate next year?

Email us at in March You'll be asked to fill out a submission form for review by a small committee of musicians and producers.

What  if I have additional questions? 

Contact us at We'll do our best to get back to you with answers as soon as we are able.

Will it be hot? 

Could be!  Even if it's a temperate day, it can get warm indoors.

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