(POSTPONED — new date TBA) formerly on April 27, Sunday, 1 PM. The duet “Piano Pinnacle” performs my piece “Valse Montrealaise” as part of their “Fifteen Minutes of Fame” project through the Vox Novus Foundation. At Jan Hus Presbyterian Church, 351 East 74th Street, New York City. Donations accepted for charity. (POSTPONED — new date TBA)
July 12, 2014: Saturday, 2 PM. Danish Songs and Dances with “Ensemble Aalto” (Br. Niels Nielsen, medieval oboe; Marjory Lange, viola; Christopher M. Wicks, pianist and composer). Premieres of two pieces composed by Wicks on Danish themes, including ‘Lindemania!’ after tunes by Dano-Norwegian hymn-composer Ludvig Lindeman. Also music by Bent-Fabricius Bjerre, and Br. Niels’ arrangements of Danish medieval fiddle tunes. Bethany Lutheran Church, 4330 NE 37th Ave., Portland, Oregon. Free
August 3, 2014: Sunday, 2 PM. A repeat performance of Danish Songs and Dances (see above) will take place at the Mount Angel Abbey Library Auditorium, One Abbey Drive, Saint Benedict, Oregon. Free
August 10, 2014: Sunday, 3 PM. Ninth Annual Organ Recital. Performance of my Seven Songs on Poems of Mary Baker Eddy with Christine Welch Elder, soprano, and also solo and piano music by Sr. Mary Anne Cecile Daigle (1908-1998) and Sr. Mary Magdalen Fautch (1916-2005). Moreover, cellist Katherine Couch Parks will play a Rondo by Beethoven, accompanied by Wicks. First Church of Christ, Scientist, at 935 High Street SE, Salem, Oregon. Freewill offering
September 7, 2014: Sunday, 3 PM. A concert with Jesse Cromer, baritone, including sacred songs and arias, such as Wicks’ own “Novena of the Holy Spirit” (world premiere; poem by St. Edith Stein). Instrumental assistance by violinist Marjory Lange and cellist Katherine Couch Parks. Additional music by Haydn, Mendelssohn and Vaughan Williams. Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 W. Main Street. Freewill offering
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.
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, and other repertory TBA. Freewill offering.
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.