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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
That sound you heard coming from the Amphitheater Thursday night? It wasn’t Judgment Day, or fire and brimstone pouring from the skies.Read more
The Massey Memorial Organ, to be celebrated during tonight’s Chautauqua Symphony Ochestra concert, has 5,640 pipes. If the tallest pipe were stretched out to its full length, it would be 37 feet long; the shortest pipe is several inches long. [with SLIDESHOW]Read more
Pipe Dreams: Spotlight focuses on Massey Organ, celebrating 20 years since rededication, at tonight’s CSO performance
In 1992, the Massey Memorial Organ needed help. The floor was buckling beneath its heavy pipes, which weighed nearly 16 tons. The pipes held each other up, leaning against their neighbors like tired old friends.
When father-and-son team Paul and Mark Fischer fixed the organ at the end of the 1992 Season, they made sure they did it right.Read more