Performing and Visual Arts
Our mission is to expand the lives of our audience within and beyond the Institution’s gates through the power of the performing and visual arts.
We seek to serve the purposes of the Institution by inspiring, educating, entertaining and engaging a diverse and growing audience; by serving as an integral part of the Chautauqua community; by exemplifying artistic excellence in presenting programs that celebrate both tradition and innovation; and by demonstrating sound financial stewardship.
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.
The Raleigh Ringers
Originally broadcast at 8:15 p.m. ET Wednesday, July 13, 2022.
This internationally acclaimed concert handbell choir dazzles audiences with unique interpretations of sacred, secular and popular music. Under the direction of David M. Harris, The Raleigh Ringers have performed in 39 U.S. States, t...
Carl Reiner at 100: Celebrating a Comedy Legacy
Originally broadcast at 8:15 p.m. ET Wednesday, July 27, 2022.
Join us in marking the centennial year of the late comedy legend Carl Reiner. Those who knew him best – including his children Annie, Lucas, and Rob Reiner will join host Pat Hazel (writer for Seinfeld, Tonight Show veteran) on stage...
Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas
Originally broadcast at 2:30 p.m. ET Sunday, August 21, 2022.
Chautauqua will celebrate the beginning of a week that explores the vibrant tapestry of folk music and culture with Nathan Williams, Dennis Paul Williams, Allen Williams, Djuan Francis and Clifford Alexander. The music of The Zydeco C...
Deeper Than The Skin
Premiering at 3:30 p.m. ET Monday, August 22, 2022.
To view this live program with Closed Captions, please visit https://chq.org/chq-assembly-captioned-events/ and enter password: CHQcaptions
When Reggie Harris and Greg Greenway met in the green room of the fabled Village Gate in Greenwich Vill...
The Chevalier: In Conversation
Originally broadcast at 9 a.m. ET Wednesday, June 15, 2022.
The Chevalier: In Conversation - In pre-Revolutionary France, the fascinating and talented Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges gained fame as a master fencer, virtuoso violinist, conductor, and influential composer. The son of a ...
At the Time
*This program is intended for mature audiences. Viewer discretion advised.
"At the Time" is written and choreographed by Cassandra Trenary and directed by Nathan Johnson.
About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New Yor...