T. Herbert Dimmock
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.”
Maestro 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 Bach’s music are the result of a life-long study of Bach, Bach’s music and Bach’s theology. Maestro Dimmock credits his approach to the influences of his teacher Helmuth Rilling (who studied at both seminary and conservatory) as well as his devoutly religious parents.
Maestro Dimmock is also an accomplished organist having played organ recitals at many of the world’s most prestigious sites, including: Westminster Abbey, Winchester Cathedral, the National Cathedral, theCathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. He is currently organist at Lititz United Methodist Church. His conducting credits include many major ensembles throughout the world, including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the International Bach Academy Orchestra, Gechinger Cantorei, Stuttgart, Germany, and the Handel Festival Orchestra. A graduate of Davidson College and Peabody Conservatory, Maestro Dimmock pursued further study with Greg Smith, Roger Wagner, Robert Shaw and Helmuth Rilling.
Maestro Dimmock has received numerous awards and recognitions over the years, including: Who’s Who, International Biographical Society, Baltimore’s Best, Mayor & City Council Citation of Appreciation, State of Maryland, Senate of Maryland, Baltimore County Schools and Baltimore City Schools.
In addition to his work as music director of the Bach Concert Series, Maestro Dimmock is an accomplished organist, having served as the music director of several prominent churches in Baltimore. He is also music director of The Harford Choral Society, The Herb Dimmock Singers and Choir Director at Chizuk Amuno Synagogue.
Maestro Dimmock lives in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Dr. Rebecca Bascom and their two children, Anne and Thomas.