David Jonies is appointed director of music and organist for Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago, Illinois, where he will oversee four choirs and play the two Flentrop organs and the Casavant choir organ in liturgy and concert. Prior to his appointment he had served as associate director of music at Holy Name for 13 years. Before coming to Chicago, he held positions at St. Joseph & St. Patrick Parish, Escanaba, Michigan; Westminster Cathedral, London, UK; and the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace, UK.
A native of Germany, he holds bachelor and master of music degrees from the Hochschule für Musik in Würzburg and the performer’s certificate from the Royal Academy of Music in London. His teachers have included James O’Donnell, David Titterington, Gunther Kaunzinger, and Gerhard Weinberger. He was awarded the first 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 UK; 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; Marcus Center with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra; Pine Mountain Music Festival, Michigan; Piccolo Spoleto Festival, South Carolina; at the Catholic cathedrals of Seattle, Washington, Helena, Montana, Houston, Texas, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Hartford, Connecticut, Sioux City, Iowa, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and recitals and workshops for American Guild of Organists chapters and Catholic 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.
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