CHQ Assembly is the digital expression of Chautauqua Institution — a nonprofit organization that exists to explore the best in human values and the enrichment of life. This exploration takes place in an interdisciplinary and intergenerational way that is characterized by a unique commitment to upholding the dignity and contributions of all people. We invite you to join us in exploring critical issues of the day through a range of experiences — lectures, artistic experiences, master and enrichment courses, and conversations — that combine to call you to your best self for a better world.
Short documentaries highlighting some of Chautauqua Institution's programs and initiatives.
About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue. CHQ Assembly is the online expression of Chautauqua Institution's mission.
A short documentary about the Chautauqua School of Dance, featuring Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux (Director, Chautauqua School of Dance), Pat Feighan (President, Chautauqua Dance Circle), Sasha Janes (Director of Contemporary Studies), and several 2021 Chautauqua School of Dance participants.
A behind-the-scenes tour of Chautauqua's Massey Organ featuring Joshua Stafford, Director of Sacred Music & The Jared Jacobsen Chair Chautauqua Organist, and Charles Kegg, Owner/President of Kegg Pipe Organ Company.
About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shor...
Exploring the Miller Edison Cottage Garden with Betsy Burgeson
Originally broadcast at 9 a.m. ET Monday, June 14, 2021.
Betsy Burgeson is Chautauqua Institution's Supervisor of Gardens and Landscapes. Her knowledge of all things that grow and her landscape design and management expertise are among the key reasons why Chautauqua's gardens are themselves an ...
Creating a Decorative Fall Planter with Betsy Burgeson
Originally broadcast at 9 a.m. EDT Thursday, September 10, 2020.
Betsy Burgeson is Chautauqua Institution's Supervisor of Gardens and Landscapes. Her knowledge of all things that grow and her landscape design and management expertise are among the key reasons why Chautauqua's gardens are themse...