It only took playing George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” about 500 times in his career for Jared Jacobsen to have a revelation.
When Jared Jacobsen wanders around Chautauqua Institution’s grounds — both in real life and in his head — he likes to imagine music that fits the scenery.
Jared Jacobsen likes to push musical boundaries, and this week, he’ll prove jazz and sacred music can live in perfect harmony.
The African-American choir from Atlanta will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday in the Amphitheater, and Jacobsen said he is excited for the Chautauqua audience to experience in an authentic way a different way of making music.
Of the many sources of uplift, satisfaction and peace at Chautauqua Institution are the denominational houses, which were started as home bases for identity groups and affordable lodging for people coming to Chautauqua for a short period of time.
The Chautauqua Choir will perform both the original and new version of “How Can I Keep from Singing?”
With three taps of the gavel, Chautauqua Institution President Thomas M. Becker will officially close the 2013 Season at Sunday’s 8 p.m. Sacred Song Service in the Amphitheater.
After 14 years of collaborating with Joan Brown Campbell, organist Jared Jacobsen and the Chautauqua Choir will celebrate her contributions to Chautauqua Institution at this Sunday’s 8 p.m. Sacred Song Service in the Amphitheater. Campbell, the director of the Department of Religion, is retiring at the end of the year.
The Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity and Islam are the focus of this Sunday’s 8 p.m. Sacred Song Service in the Amphitheater. The four coordinators of the Abrahamic Program for Young Adults will weave together their faith traditions to tell the story of Abraham.
Snow probably won’t fall in the Amphitheater this Sunday, but Christmas spirit will still be high. The 8 p.m. Sacred Song Service will present a celebration of “Christmas in August.”