PVN Foundation Sponsors Chautauqua

Several times a year, the Presbyterian Village North (PVN) Foundation sponsors Chautauqua, quality cultural programing offered for the enjoyment of PVN residents. During the late 19th century in the United States, a movement named Chautauqua brought traveling shows to rural areas to provide entertainment and educational performances not otherwise available locally. The unique name derives from a lake in New York. Launched in March of 1990 at PVN, the enriching Chautauqua series was established to offer uplifting, entertaining and wholesome programs for PVN residents to enjoy without leaving the campus. The PVN Foundation supports up to seven culturally enhancing programs each year and the resident-led Chautauqua Committee is responsible for researching and booking each group or performer.

“For many years, the PVN Foundation has identified and underwritten four to seven performances a year in McGowan Auditorium for entertainment and cultural arts purposes. They are preceded by desserts and coffee and are very well attended. The PVN Foundation is very happy to add these joyous occasions to the community calendar,” shared Corbet Bryant, PVN Foundation Chair.

On March 9, the Chautauqua program featured Plus One Jazz Group performing jazz interpretations of favorite melodies from Broadway to Carnegie Hall. Residents enjoyed a sweet dessert reception before filling McGowan Auditorium to listen the rhythmic beats and jazzy renditions of favorite tunes. Two additional Chautauqua events are planned for this spring and details are forthcoming.