You could say that Hazzan Emanuel C. Perlman and his longtime friend and colleague T. Herbert Dimmock are Bach together again.
Hazzan Perlman, cantor emeritus of Chizuk Amuno, and Dimmock, who served as the Pikesville congregation’s choir director, will reunite for the Baltimore in Bach series’ “Celebration of the Psalms” concert on March 3. The concert begins at 4 p.m. at the Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles Street.
Conducting his Bach in Baltimore choir and musicians, Dimmock will join Hazzan Perlman in performing Antonín Dvořák’s Psalm 23. and an original orchestral arrangement of the melody of Psalm 24, both in Hebrew.
Also featured will be the full Bach in Baltimore Choir, double brass choir, harp, organ, and percussion performing Chichester Psalms by the American composer Giovanni Gabrieli.
Dimmock has been the music director and conductor of the Bach in Baltimore for the past 31 years. Hazzan Perlman served as Chizuk Amuno’s cantor for 21 years. For 16 years, Hazzan Perlman and Dimmock partnered at Chizuk Amuno to provide uplifting music and prayers on holidays and Shabbatot.
Hazzan Perlman last joined the Bach in Baltimore Choir and Orchestra in April of 2018 for the “Yom HaShoah Holocaust Commemoration — A Tribute to the Human Spirit: Verdi’s Requiem” at Chizuk Amuno.
The ninth annual BachFest fundraiser will immediately follow the March 3 concert at 6 p.m. at the Church of the Redeemer. BachFest raises funding to support the Bach Concert Series, arts education programming and outreach initiatives. The evening includes a buffet dinner and open bar. Attendees can purchase raffle tickets on the spot, bid on items in our silent auction and join in the excitement of a live auction featuring grand prizes at the end of the evening.
For information, call 410-941-9262 or go online to bachinbaltimore.org