|Tim Smith of The Baltimore Sun wrote: “Since 1977, no one has had
his finger more
clearly on the pulse of choral music in Baltimore than T. Herbert Dimmock.”
Mr. Dimmock is considered one of the foremost Baroque experts in the country. His
conducting credits include nearly all the oratorios and anthems of Handel, all the major
Bach works and approximately 140 Bach Cantatas. He has conducted the music of
Bach in the US, Germany, Canada and England, working with many of the world’s
most accomplished singers and instrumentalists. His unique performances of Bach’s
music are the result of a life-long study of Bach, Bach’s music, and Bach’s theology.
Maestro Dimmock has also thoroughly explored the music of Handel. As music director
of the Handel Choir of Baltimore for 25 years, he conducted 14 of his oratorios and all
of his major anthems (including the Chandos Anthems, the Te Deums, the Coronation
Anthems, the Funeral Anthem, and the Foundling Hospital Anthem).
Maestro Dimmock is an accomplished organist having played organ recitals at many of
the world’s most prestigious sites, including Westminster Abbey, Winchester Cathedral,
the National Cathedral, and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. A
graduate of Davidson College and Peabody Conservatory, Mr. Dimmock pursued further
study with Greg Smith, Roger Wagner, Robert Shaw, and Helmuth Rilling in the US and
abroad. Currently, he serves as music director of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral in
Harrisburg, PA. There he directs the cathedral choir, plays the organ and is building a
new concert series.
Maestro Dimmock has received numerous awards and recognitions over the years,
including Who’s Who, International Biographical Society, Baltimore’s Best, and
Citations of Appreciation from Mayor & City Council of Baltimore, State of Maryland,
Senate of Maryland, Baltimore County Schools and Baltimore City Schools.
Maestro Dimmock is also the choir director of what is arguably the premier Jewish Choir
at a Conservative Synagogue in the USA, the Chizuk Amuno Congregation. Working
with the cantor of the synagogue, Mr. Dimmock has recorded an acclaimed CD of Jewish