| Electronic music, experimental music|
Evening of the summer solstice
Chapel of the Chimes (Oakland, California)
4499 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611, USA
Closed now Thursday8:30AM–5PMFriday8:30AM–5PMSaturday8:30AM–5PMSunday8:30AM–5PMMonday8:30AM–5PMTuesday8:30AM–5PMWednesday8:30AM–5PM
John Lee Hooker, Henry Vollmer, Frederick Coppins
Mountain View Cemetery, Grand Lake Theatre, Children's Fairyland, Julia Morgan Theater, Berkeley City Club
Chapel of the Chimes was founded in 1909 as a crematory and columbarium in Oakland, California. The present building dates largely from a 1928 redevelopment based on the designs of the architect Julia Morgan. The Moorish- and Gothic-inspired interior is a maze of small rooms featuring ornate stonework, statues, gardens, fountains and mosaics. The name "chapel" refers primarily to the style of interior design, as it is not a traditional cemetery chapel building.
Chapel of the Chimes (Oakland, California) Wikipedia
The building maintains its original functions, and also serves as the venue for annual music festivals on the winter and summer solstices.
The chapel's owners operate funeral homes and cemeteries, not designed by Morgan, in Hayward, also under the name Chapel of the Chimes, as well as Sunset Lawn Chapel of the Chimes in Sacramento.
Chapel of the Chimes holds the records of the Chapel of Memories on Pleasant Valley Avenue.
Garden of Memory has been held 1996–present; this is a columbarium walk-through event held every year on the evening of the summer solstice. It features over 40 musicians performing on unique instruments, or compositions designed for the event. The sound is often electronic or electro-acoustic in source and then electronically processed.
Notable burials include the following:Harriet Chalmers Adams (1875–1937), explorer
Dick Bartell (1907–1995), baseball player
Russ Christopher (1917–1954), baseball player
Frederick George Coppins (1889–1963), Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross in World War I
Al Davis (1929–2011), National Football League executive and Oakland Raiders owner
John A. Elston (1874–1921), US Congressman
William Frederick "Bones" Ely (1863–1952), baseball player
John Lee Hooker (1917–2001), musician
Friend Richardson (1865–1943), California governor
Henry Vollmer (1867–1930), mayor of Davenport, Iowa, US Congressman