November 23, 2014: Sunday, 1 PM. The duo “Aurae” (soprano and flute, Mary Hubbell and Alice Jones) 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.
November 26, 2014: Wednesday, 7 PM. Two movements from my cantata “God of the Harvest” (composed on a hymn by Rev. Gary D. Powell of Coburg, Ore.) will be sung by a choir drawn from five downtown churches of Boulder, Colorado, in the ecumenical Thanksgiving Eve service at Trinity Lutheran Church at 2200 Broadway. Directed by Valerie Hess.
December 10, 2014: Wednesday, 7:30 PM. The duo “Aurae” presents a repeat performance of their “Belle Epoque” program, at Elebash Recital Hall at the Graduate Center at 365 Fifth Avenue in New York City.
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, 1 PM. “Fifteen Minutes of Fame” project through the Vox Novus foundation, to include my one-minute piece The Rite of Winter, with Diego Vasquez, clarinet and Andrea Skurr, dancer. At Jan Hus Presbyterian Church at 351 E 74th St. in New York City. Donations accepted for charity.
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 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. 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.
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 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.