David Jonies performs at the Cathedral Concert series event. (Journal photo by Trinity Carey)
Area residents watch David Jonies from a projector on the main floor as he performs from the balcony of the St. Peter Cathedral. Throughout the evening Jonies played musical selections from Johann Sebastian Bach, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Claude Balbastre and other famous composers. A native of Germany, Jonies is a concert organist based at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago where he also serves as the associate director of music. Jonies is known for his wide range of repertoire and was awarded first prize in the 1999 Landau International Organ Competition. He has performed concerts internationally at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Westminster Abbey and the London Handel Festival in the U.K., the Pusan Bach Festival in South Korea and other music festivals across the globe. This event marked the first Cathedral Concert series performance of the new year with three more events to take place during the 2018-2019 season. The series brings the community together for various musical performances which have included BachFest, the Marquette Choral Society, cathedral choirs and more. The next concert, “Architectural Beauty,” is to take place at 7:30 p.m. March 15. In collaboration with the Marquette Regional History Center, the cathedral will host a talk by local historian Russell Magnaghi and a concert of Italian music. (Journal photo by Trinity Carey)