David Jonies to give organ recital in Rieth Recital Hall

Davie Jonies

Concert: Rieth Chamber Series: David Jonies, organist
Date and Time: Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, 4 p.m.
Location: Goshen College Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall
Tickets: $10 general admission, available online or by calling (574) 535-7566. GC faculty/staff/students free with valid ID.

Award-winning organist David Jonies will present a recital on Goshen College’s Opus 41 pipe organ in the Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 4 p.m. The recital is part of the 2015-16 Rieth Chamber Series.

Jonies’ program will include organ works by Bach, Buxtehude, Rheinberger, Hindemith, Saint-Saëns and more.

Tickets are $10 general admission, available online at goshen.edu/tickets or by calling (574) 535-7566. Goshen College faculty, staff, and students are free with valid ID.

The Rieth Chamber Series features seven concerts by outstanding organists and chamber music ensembles, plus a bonus concert with reception for series subscribers only. Music Center Executive Director Marcia Yost explains that series supporters “will provide support for ongoing, accessible classical chamber music at Goshen College, as well as aid in establishing a reputation with performing artists for appreciative Music Center audiences.” More information about this series is online at gcmusiccenter.org/events/rieth-chamber-series/

David C. Jonies is associate director of music and organist at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago, a position to which he was appointed in 2006. At Holy Name, Jonies plays the Cathedral’s 4-manual Flentrop organ, one of the largest tracker-action instruments in the country, both in liturgy and concert, and also directs the renowned Holy Name Cathedral Summer Organ Series.

A native of Germany, he received his first musical training as a chorister and organ scholar at Metten Abbey in Bavaria. Subsequently, Jonies 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.

As an organist, he has been invited to perform in such distinguished venues as Westminster Abbey, the cathedrals in Mainz, Trier and Bamberg in Germany, Seattle, Hartford, Helena in the U. S. the London Handel Festival, the Bach Festival of Pusan (South Korea), the Pine Mountain Music Festival in Northern Michigan, Spoleto Festival in Charleston, and at the world’s largest organ in Passau Cathedral. Jonies was a featured recitalist for National Conventions of the Organ Historical Society and the National Association of Pastoral Musicians. This past fall, he made his debut in France with a recital at Notre Dame in Paris. Upcoming engagements include the closing recital for the Diapason’s Conference on Skinner organs in April, and a recital for the 2017 AGO Regional Convention in Youngstown, Ohio.