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 of the oratorios and anthems of Handel and the major Bach works, including 140 cantatas. He has conducted the music of Bach in the U.S., 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 lifelong study of Bach’s life, music, and 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 Handel’s 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, Maestro Dimmock pursued further study with Greg Smith, Roger Wagner, Robert Shaw, and Helmuth Rilling in the U.S. and abroad. Currently, he serves as Music Director of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. There, he directs the 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 the 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 at what is arguably the premier Jewish choir at a conservative synagogue in the U.S., the Chizuk Amuno Congregation. Working with the Cantor of the synagogue, Maestro Dimmock has recorded an acclaimed CD of Jewish music entitled “Face to Face.”