Mr. Andrew Dittman - Conductor and Music Director
Andrew Dittman has a 12 year history with the Denton Bach Society. He began singing with the choir in 2006 and with the Bach Choir has performed as a soloist, composed and arranged for the Choir, and has served as an associate conductor.
He serves as choirmaster at The Chapel of the Cross Reformed Episcopal Church and the Saint Timothy School where he also teaches orchestra, physics, math, and motor skills. Mr. Dittman earned his master’s degree in choral conducting from the University of North Texas where he also studied voice under Dr. Stephen Morscheck.
Hailed by the Dallas Morning News as a “handsome new baritone voice,” Mr. Dittman has performed as a soloist and chorister with the Dallas Bach Society, Orpheus Chamber Singers, Orchestra of New Spain, and others. As a composer and arranger, Mr. Dittman has written several pieces which have been performed by various professional, church, and school ensembles.
Dr. Gary Gordon - Rehearsal and Performance Accompanist
Dr. Gary Gordon, a native of Camp Springs, MD, holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree (K-12) from Gordon College in Wenham, MA, a Master’s degree in voice performance from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX and a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in choral conducting, with an organ performance concentration from The University of North Texas, in Denton, TX. He has lived in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area for 25 years and has directed music programs for various schools and churches. Gary has performed in musical tours of the United States, England, Holland, Poland, Germany, Israel, Africa, Australia, the Virgin Islands, China, and most recently Ireland. He is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association, Texas Choral Directors Association, Dallas-chapter member of the American Guild of Organists and member of The Association of Anglican Musicians. Professionally, Gary is in demand in the Dallas-Fort Worth area as a tenor soloist, accompanist and church musician. He currently serves as Director of Music and Organist at The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation in Lewisville, overseeing an active vocal and instrumental program. Additionally, Gary serves as adjunct faculty member at Texas Woman’s University, directing the University Chorus. Now in his third season with Denton Bach Society, Gary serves as rehearsal accompanist and assistant director.
Dr. Lenora McCroskey - Rehearsal Accompanist and Performance Harpsichord and Organ
Professor Emeritus of music in the College of Music at the University of North Texas. In addition to teaching organ and harpsichord, she was the assistant director of Early Music Studies, teaching Baroque performance practice, continuo, and coaching chamber ensembles. Prior to her appointment at UNT, McCroskey was on the faculties of Stetson University, the Longy School in Cambridge, MA, the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester, and was Assistant Organist/Choirmaster in the Memorial Church at Harvard University. She is a Fellow of the Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College. Currently, Director of Music, Trinity Presbyterian Church, Denton.
Recent activities include writing part of the preface to the new edition of Grigny's Premier Livre d'Orgue (Leupold Editions); Bach, St. Matthew Passion, continuo I; continuo in other area concerts; Steering Committee (Workshops), 2017 AGO Regional Convention in Dallas; volunteer at a preschool for at-risk children.