Former Westminster Cathedral Organ Scholar and current organist at Chicago's Cathedral of the Holy Name, David C. Jonies, will perform an Anniversary Organ Recital featuring works by English composer William Walton, Chicago composer Leo Sowerby, and others. The event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
A native of Germany, David Jonies received his first musical training as a chorister and organ scholar at Metten Abbey in Bavaria. Subsequently, David was admitted to the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg, where he studied with Gerhard Weinberger (organ) and Günther Kaunzinger (improvisation) and graduated with terminal degrees in organ and church music.
In 2002, David was awarded a scholarship by the Royal College of Organists to pursue postgraduate organ studies with David Titterington and James O'Donnell at the Royal Academy of Music, and received the Academy's prestigious Performer's Diploma in 2004. While in London, he also held positions at the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace and at Westminster Cathedral, where he worked with the world famous choir on a daily basis.
As an organist, he has been invited to perform in such distinguished venues as Westminster Abbey, Bamberg Cathedral, the London Handel Festival, the Bach Festival of Pusan (South Korea), the Pine Mountain Music Festival in Michigan, Spoleto Festival in Charleston, and at the world's largest organ in Passau Cathedral.
Recent engagements include recitals for the 2012 Organ Historical Society National Convention in Chicago and recitals at the Cathedrals in Trier, Germany and Milwaukee, WI.