Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Sunday, June 28, 2020.
The Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson and interim organist Joshua Stafford remember Jared Jacobsen.
Jacobsen, Chautauqua’s longtime organist and coordinator of worship and sacred music, died in a car crash in 2019, shortly after completing his 65th summer at Chautauqua. Jacobsen served as the operator and guardian of the Massey Memorial Organ located in the Amphitheater and the Tallman Tracker mechanical-action organ in the Hall of Christ, in addition to leading the Chautauqua and Motet Choirs.
Robinson and Stafford present a memorial concert for Jacobsen for the first Sacred Song Service of the 2020 season.
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.