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Anchored by the world's newest Catholic cathedral - The Cathedral of Christ the Light - the entire Cathedral Center is a beautiful and welcoming gathering place to experience liturgy, arts and cultural events reflecting the diversity of Oakland and...more
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The building is interesting to look at. The first time I attended a concert there to hear the organ I was very disappointed. The sound system is awful and the sound faded in and out. It's very disappointing that so much was spent on the...More
We have been to 2 choral concerts here and sat in the "cheap seats" because the acoustics are so good the sound quality was as good as up front. Interesting interior with high ceiling and laminated beams.
It is worth a quick walk through if...More
This is a beautiful modern cathedral in uptown Oakland. You don't have to be Catholic to go inside and appreciate the fish shaped building. There are wonderful wooden louvered walls for acoustics and a large organ which when played can fill the room and gives...More
In this magnificently beautiful church by Lake Merritt, I was dismayed when I could not hear the minister's message or the personal tributes given by friends/family of the deceased. Their voices echoed off the rounded walls and the acoustics hurt your ears. It is a...More
I attended a concert here around Christmas and was surprised at how quite unimpressive the interior is. I thought that it would feel mystical and inspiring, but it just seemed bland and too bright. While the wood paneling is lovely, it didn't create a warm...More