Originally published in Compass, June 28, 2012
Annual Gotwals Concert to feature guest organist
Jonathan Dimmock, organist for the San Francisco Symphony and organist at St. Ignatius Church and Congregation Sherith Israel, San Francisco, will be the guest artist at the 11th annual Gotwals Concert at the First Congregational Church of Deer Isle, on Sunday, July 8, at 7 p.m. Dimmock will perform on the church’s historic 1881 Carl Barckhoff organ. The program includes works by Buxtehude, Tomasi, J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Persichetti, and Mendelssohn. In the Tomasi and Persichetti, he will be joined by Thomas Gotwals, trumpet.
Dimmock is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory, Yale School of Music and Yale Divinity School and has held musical posts at Westminster Abbey; the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, New York City; St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, Minneapolis and, currently, Grace Cathedral, San Francisco. Well-known internationally as a solo organ artist, he is co-founder of the American Bach Soloists, founding director of Artists’ Vocal Ensemble and founding President of Art to the Nations, which uses music in international conflict resolution.
Gotwals is a graduate of Oberlin and the Yale School of Music where he received the Julia Loomis Havemeyer Award. He holds the Bradford E. Gooch Chair in Performing Arts at Suffield Academy, Suffield, Connecticut. He has performed widely in the Northeast and in Australia, China, and Europe.
The concert, free and open to the public, will be followed by a reception. The Gotwals Concerts are made possible by the Vernon and Carol Gotwals Music Fund.