Great Organ Music at Yale | Jonathan Dimmock

Event time: 
Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Marquand Chapel See map
409 Prospect St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Open to: 
General Public
Event description: 

Sweelinck and His School


Erbarme dich mein, o Herre Gott                                          Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562 - 1621)


Galliarda ex D                                                                     Heinrich Scheidemann (1595 - 1663)


Chromatic Fantasy                                                              J. P. Sweelinck


Salve Regina                                                                       Peeter Cornet (1575 – 1633)


Unter der Linden grüne                                                        J. P. Sweelinck


Von Gott will ich nicht lassen                                                 Bert Matter (b. 1936)


Psalm 36: Des Boosdoenders wille seer quaet                           J. P. Sweelinck


Jonathan Dimmock ( is well-known internationally as a recitalist, improvisor, 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).  For over twelve years, he was Music Director at St. Ignatius Church in San Francisco (the largest Jesuit church in the United States) and is currently the organist for the San Francisco Symphony, Organist & Choir Director at Congregation Sherith Israel (San Francisco), and Principal Organist of the Legion of Honor Museum.  A Grammy Award winner for his work with the San Francisco Symphony, he has recorded more than 40 CDs and is one of the few organists in the world to tour on six continents. He has been interviewed and featured on numerous radio and television stations including National Public Radio, Radio France, BBC3, ABC (Australia), MTV2 (Budapest), BCC (Barbados), and SABC (South Africa).  His teachers and mentors include Gillian Weir, Simon Preston, Jean Langlais, Peter Hallock, Haskell Thomson, William Porter, Thomas Murray, Charles Krigbaum, Ton Koopman, Harald Vogel, J. Franklin Clark, Paul Halley, Naji Hakim, and Frédéric 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.

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