October 1, 2014: Wednesday, 7:30 PM. Presentation of oratorio I Know That God Is Good: St. Theresa of Lisieux, with soprano Alison Seeber, violinist Marjory Lange, reader Ellen Yager, and Wicks at the organ. Chapel of Queen of Angels Monastery (Benedictine Sisters) at 840 S. Main Street in Mount Angel, Oregon. Free.
October 26, 2014: Sunday, 2 PM. Appearance by the Josephine Trio (Marjory Lange, violin; Katherine Couch Parks, cello; Christopher M. Wicks, piano) playing music by Haydn and Wicks as part of the annual Founders’ Day Concert at the Queen of Angels Monastery (Benedictine Sisters) at 840 S. Main Street in Mt. Angel, Oregon.
November 2, 2014: Sunday, 3 PM. Concert with All Saints’ Day theme at Saint Edward’s Episcopal Church at 211 West Center Street in Silverton, Oregon. A re-uniting of the Silverton Latin Ensemble (Cantatrices Latinae Silvertonis) to sing motets by Wicks. Performances by instrumentalists Aage Nielsen (doucaine) and Katherine Couch Parks (cello). Freewill offering.
November 23, 2014: Sunday, 1 PM. The duo “Aurae” (voice and flute) performs my one-minute piece “Time Regained” as part of a “Fifteen Minutes of Fame” project, with the theme of France’s “Belle Epoque,” through the Vox Novus Foundation. At Jan Hus Presbyterian Church, 351 East 74th Street, New York City. Donations accepted for charity. See the Vox Novus website for further details.
December 13, 2014 (Saturday, 3 PM and 7 PM) and December 14 (Sunday, 3 PM): concert by Willamette Master Chorus at Hudson Hall at Willamette University in Salem. Will include Wicks’ arrangement of “‘Twas in the Moon of Wintertime,” aka the “Huron Carol.” Tickets available at willamettemasterchorus.org
December 14, 2014: Sunday, 3 PM. Advent Organ Recital. Chorale preludes on Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gmein, by J.S. Bach, Heinrich Scheidemann, J.P. Sweelinck, Franz Tunder, Dieterich Buxtehude and Mr. Wicks himself. The Kimball pipe organ at Trinity Lutheran Church at 500 N. Second Street in Silverton, Oregon. Freewill offering.
December 21, 2014: Sunday, 3 PM. Advent Organ Recital. Same repertory as the week before. 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.