Mr. Jonathan Dimmock
Mr. Dimmock is internationally renowned as a musician, having served as Organ Scholar at Westminster Abbey (the only American ever to do so), and performed dozens of concert tours on six continents. He has also served three American cathedrals: St John the Divine (NYC), St Mark’s (Minneapolis), and Grace (SF). Featured on more than 50 CD recordings, he performs regularly with the San Francisco Symphony including being part of their Grammy Award-winning performance of Mahler’s Symphony 8. As a collaborative musician, he is much in demand as an accompanist. Being one of the country’s leading interpreters of Bach and Messiaen, he is cofounder of the renowned American Bach Soloists.
Jonathan (www.jonathandimmock.com) leads a very multi-faceted life, active as a performer, teacher, speaker, blog writer, spiritual director, mind-body specialist, chef, yogi, hiker, and non-profit founder. His fifth nonprofit, The Resonance Project, synthesizes the latest research of neuroscientists with that of musicians, as it seeks to use live music in international conflict resolution. (Jonathan has been heralded by President Obama for this visionary endeavor.)
Speaking of his appointment to St Stephen’s, Jonathan writes: “St Stephen’s is poised with tremendous opportunity at what I believe will prove to be one of history’s fulcrum points. With its vast resources of creativity and entrepreneurial spirit, I am excited to be part of this community as it seeks to shape the future, and not just the religious institutions around us, but our very awareness of the connections between spirit and music, between beauty and the Divine.”
St Stephen’s search was international in scope. It attracted applications from outstanding musicians from San Francisco to Canterbury, England. Jonathan and Rector, the Rev’d Phil Ellsworth share a commitment to St Stephen’s growth into the life of Christ, the Body of Christ, as it is expressed and strengthened through music in our unsurpassably beautiful Anglican choral tradition. He will take an active part in education, his own and that of others, in pastoral relationships and formation, and in the highest possible artistic statement to the glory of God.
View his work on YouTube.