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Sinsinawa Organ Concerts at Sinsinawa Mound start June 2
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SINSINAWA — Sinsinawa Mound will host the Summer Organ Concert series Wednesdays from June to August at 7 p.m. The concerts are free and open to the public.

Guest musicians from around the country and beyond play the Casavant pipe organ, opus 2847, in Queen of the Rosary Chapel.

Mark McClellan of Iowa Falls, Iowa, will play the June 5 concert. He has given recitals throughout the United States, Israel, Germany, Canada, Italy, and France and is an enthusiast and philanthropist of the organ involved in the promotion and sponsorship of U.S. tours of European organists. McClellan began his study of the organ at 9 with Eva J. Wisner of Drake University in Des Moines, and Rev. Paul R. Peters of Waterloo, Iowa. McClellan pursued further study with Robert F. Triplett at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, and Carl Staplin at Drake University.

David Jonies returns to Sinsinawa Mound to play the June 12 Summer Organ Concert. Jonies is the associate director of music and organist at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago, where he plays the four-manual Flentrop organ, one of the largest tracker-action instruments in the country. He also directs the Holy Name Cathedral Summer Organ Series. A native of Germany, Jonies has studied at Metten Abbey, Bavaria, Germany; Hochschule für Musik Würzburg (University of Music, Würzburg, Germany); and the Royal Academy of Music in London. His teachers include Gerhard Weinberger, Günther Kaunzinger, David Titterington, and James O’Donnell. The concert is free and open to the public.

The remainder of the schedule is Sr. M. Arnold Staudt, OSF, of Dubuque, June 19; James Hammann, Iowa Falls, Iowa, June 26; Paul Paviour, Australia, with John Lander, tenor, Australia, July 3; Sr. Patricia Gallagher, OP, Sinsinawa, July 10; Charles Barland, Dubuque, July 17; Michael Bottenhorn, Germany, July 24; Gregory Peterson, Decorah, Iowa, Aug. 7; Joan DeVee Dixon, Frostburg, Md., and Alice Fiedlerova, Czech Republic, Aug. 14; Bruce Bengtson, Madison, Aug. 21; and Stephen Steely, Moline, Ill., Aug. 28.

For more information, contact Guest Services, 748-4411, or visit

Sinsinawa Mound, the Motherhouse for the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, is located in southwest Wisconsin on Grant County Z, off Wisconsin 11, about five miles northeast of Dubuque.