Jonathan Dimmock: January 24, 2014


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Organist Jonathan Dimmock is well known internationally as a recitalist, choral conductor, accompanist, continuo player, ensemble musician and church organist. A graduate of Oberlin Conservatory and Yale University, he has held musical posts at Westminster Abbey (London), and three American Cathedrals: St. John the Divine (New York), St. Mark's (Minneapolis) and Grace (San Francisco). He is currently the organist for the San Francisco Symphony, and Organist and Choir Director at St. Ignatius Church and Congregation Sherith Israel (both in San Francisco).

A Grammy Award winner for his work with the San Francisco Symphony, he has recorded more than 35 CDs and toured widely on five continents. He has been interviewed and featured on numerous radio and television stations including National Public Radio, Radio France, BBC3, ABC (Australia), MTV2 (Budapest), BBC (Barbados) and SABC (South Africa).

His teachers and mentors include Gillian Weir, Simon Preston, Jean Langlais, Peter Hallock, Haskell Thomson, William Porter, Thomas Murray, Harald Vogel, J. Franklin Clark, Paul Halley, Naji Hakim and Frederic Blanc.

He is co-founder of the highly acclaimed American Bach Soloists, founding director of Artists' Vocal Ensemble (AVE), and founding President of RESONANCE, using music in international conflict resolution. He is deeply committed to healing our broken world through the beauty of music, and talks eagerly on the subjects of spirituality, psychology, aesthetics, and the Arts.



Prelude in E Minor, BWV 548a

Largo from Harpsichord Concerto in F Minor, BWV 1056

Fugue in E Minor, BWV 548b

Canonic Variations on Vom Himmel hoch, da komm' ich her, BWV 769

Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582

Prélude: Olivier Messiaen (1892-1993)

Master Tallis' Testament: Herbert Howells (1892-1993)

Sonata II: Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)

Ruhig bewegt

Von Gott will ich nicht /assen: Bert Matter (b.1936)

Rubrics: Dan Locklair (b.1949)

The peace may be exchanged"
"The people respond: Amen"