Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus to Host Organ Recital Featuring David Jonies on Oct. 15

The Cathedral of Saint Raymond Nonnatus will host the second concert in its 2017-2018 Cathedral Music Series on October 15 at 2:30 p.m.  Guest organist David Jonies will present an organ recital of works by Guilmant, Handel, Saint-Saëns, and Widor on the Cathedral’s Wicks Pipe Organ in celebration of the Centennial (1917-2017) of Saint Raymond Parish.

Described by the Bonner Generalanzeiger as an “impeccable” performer, organist David Jonies enjoys an excellent reputation among his colleagues as a concert organist and church musician. Known for his wide range of repertoire, Jonies was awarded the 1st prize at the 1999 Landau International Organ Competition.  International concert appearances include Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Westminster Abbey and the London Handel Festival in the U. K., the Pusan Bach Festival in South Korea, the Cathedral at Buejovice in the Czech Republic, the Bluval Music Festival and the Cathedrals of Bamberg, Mainz, Passau and Trier in Germany. In the United States, he has performed at Chicago’s Orchestra Hall with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, at the Pine Mountain Music Festival (Michigan), Piccolo Spoleto Festival (South Carolina), at the Cathedrals of Seattle (Washington), Helena (Montana), Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), Hartford (Connecticut), Sioux City (Iowa), Milwaukee (Wisconsin), and recitals and workshops for American Guild of Organists Chapters and Dioceses around the Midwest.

He has been a featured artist for national conventions of the Organ Historical Society and the National Association for Pastoral Musicians.  Since 2006, Jonies has served as Associate Director of Music at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago, where he plays the three organs by Flentrop and Casavant for Archdiocesan and Parish liturgies as well as in concert. Prior to his appointment in Chicago, he held positions at St. Joseph & St. Patrick Parish in Escanaba (Michigan), Westminster Cathedral in London, and the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace.

The Cathedral of Saint Raymond Nonnatus is located at 604 N. Raynor Avenue in Joliet.  Ample free parking is available in the Cathedral parking lots.  A free-will offering benefits the Cathedral Music Program.  With questions, please contact the Music Office at (815) 722-6653, ext. 222, or music@straymond.net.  For more information on the Cathedral Music Program, please visit the Music tab at www.straymond.net.