December 20, 2014: Saturday, 2 PM. Concert of the ensemble Ad Lucem (Alison Seeber and Laura Yeates, singers; Bev Ratajak, organ; other guests) to include Wicks’ concise Magnificat No. 3. St. Paul Catholic Church at 1410 Pine Street in Silverton, Oregon.
December 21, 2014: Sunday, 3 PM. Advent Organ Recital. Chorale preludes by Bach, Buxtehude, Scheidemann, Sweelinck, Tunder and Wicks. The Martin Ott pipe organ at the Mount Angel Abbey Church, One Abbey Drive, St. Benedict, Oregon. Fifth Annual Advent Recital at this venue. Freewill offering.
January 8, 2015: Thursday, 11 AM. Concert by soprano Liana Valente to feature her performance of her “Fifteen Minutes of Fame,” a cycle brought about through the Vox Novus Foundation, including Wicks’ miniature Learning the Twelve-Tone Piece. Sponsored by the Friday Morning Musical Club of Washington, DC, this will take place at the Collington Retirement Community in Mitchellville, Maryland. Free.
January 18, 2015: Sunday, 3 PM. Concert of the Josephine Trio (Marjory Lange, violin; Katherine Couch Parks, cello; Christopher M. Wicks, piano). Music by Haydn, J.E. Lovgren-Klein and Bridge, and the premiere of Wicks’ “Silver Falls Suite.” Silverton Concert House, 405 N. Water Street. Suggested donation $5 or $10.
February 8, 2015: Sunday, 1 PM. Recital by Andrew White, baritone, to include a “Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame” project through the Vox Novus foundation, including my one-minute piece For I Am Persuaded, after a passage from the Epistle to the Romans. At Jan Hus Presbyterian Church, 351 East 74th Street, New York City. Donations accepted for charity. See the Vox Novus website for further details.
February 21, 2015: Saturday, 3:30 PM. Faculty recital of Katherine Couch Parks, cellist, in recital hall at Western Oregon University in Monmouth. Sonatas by Shostakovich, Debussy and Wicks, with Wicks at the piano.
March 22, 2015: Sunday, 3 PM. A concert with Wicks’ hourlong song cycle “The Three Teresas,” on poems by St. Teresa of Avila, St. Theresa of Lisieux and St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. Sopranos Christine Welch Elder and Alison Seeber, trumpeter Brett Randolph, cellist Katherine Couch Parks and pianist Christopher M. Wicks. St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church at 290 W. Gloucester St. in Gladstone, Ore. Donations accepted.
April 11, 2015: Saturday, 3 PM. A recital on the Bond organ at First Presbyterian Church in Woodburn, Oregon (950 North Boones Ferry Rd.). The program will consist of the Twelve Praeludia composed by Wicks, one on each tone of the chromatic scale, and dedicated to Carson Cooman of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Donations accepted.