April 22, 2012: “Exchanges Cordial and Choleric,” for English horn and viola, played in series of chamber music concerts in the foyer of the State Theater in Darmstadt, Germany
June, 2012: Introduction, Canon and Coda for Eight Trombones, premiered by Trombone Choir of Moravian Church of Downey, California in concert
February 3, 2013: “Three Wordless Airs” for basset clarinet and string quartet, premiered by Dr. Marc Naylor, clarinetist at Acton Hill Church in London, England.
March 10, 2013: Premiere of “Song for Saint Monica’s Day” for soprano and organ, on an original text. Sung by Monica Szabo-Nyeste, mezzo-soprano in a concert at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Baltimore, Maryland.
March 12, 2013: Premiere of “Learning the Twelve-Tone Piece,” sung by soprano/pianist Liana Valente in concert at Tuesday Morning Music Club in Lakeland, Florida. Sponsored by Vox Novus foundation, as a “Fifteen Minutes of Fame” project.
April 14, 2013: Premiere of “Haiku” for clarinet and doublebass, played at Jan Hus Presbyterian Church in New York City as part of a “Fifteen Minutes of Fame” project, sponsored by “Vox Novus” foundation. Performers Pascual Martinez-Forteza and Satoshi Okamoto.
April 27, 2013, 2 PM: Liana Valente, soprano and pianist, gives a second performance to my one-minute work “Learning the Twelve-Tone Piece,” in a cycle of fifteen brief new works (called a “Fifteen Minutes of Fame”). At the recital hall at the Benjamin Rome School of Music at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
May 12, 2013, 1 PM: Jacqueline Martelle, flutist, premieres my one-minute piece “A Mother’s Blessing” as part of the “Fifteen Minutes of Fame” project of the Vox Novus Foundation, at Jan Hus Presbyterian Church in New York City. Admission by donation; a charitable benefit.
May 22, 2013; concert by soprano Georgeta Stoleriu and pianist Violetta Stefanescu at Athenaeum in Bucharest, Romania, with Wicks’ setting of lines from the poem “Bientot” by Eugene van Itterbeek, as part of a “Fifteen Minutes of Fame” project through the Vox Novus foundation
July 7, 2013: concert “Now, Today, I Will Sing.” Compositions by Christopher Wicks on poems by the ancient Greek writer Sappho, sung by Christine Welch Elder, soprano with Sandy Duffy Norman, flutist and Wicks at the piano. Trinity Lutheran Church, 500 North Second Street, Silverton, Ore.
July 22, 2013: premiere of solo cello piece “A Vindication of the Sin of Wrath,” played by Maksim Venichkin at Los Angeles Public Library, as part of a “Fifteen Minutes of Fame” project by Vox Novus Foundation.
July 31, 2013: the piano trio “Threeplay” (Tyler Neist, violin; Dale Tolliver, cello; Michael Barnes, pianist) presented the premiere of my trio “Silver Falls Suite,” at the Old Church in downtown Portland, Oregon. Also on the program were trios by Beethoven and Brahms.
Carson Cooman, a Bostonian composer and organist, played several organ pieces of mine (brief fugues, some with preludes) in various recitals and church services in the Summer and Fall of 2013, at King’s Chapel, at the Unitarian Church on Nantucket, and at the Memorial Church of Harvard University. Carson’s website is www.carsoncooman.com
August 28, 2013, 8 PM: cellist Maksim Velichkin played a second performance of his “Fifteen Minutes of Fame” at the studio MiMoDa in Los Angeles, California, including a brief composition by Christopher Wicks, “A Vindication of the Sin of Wrath”
September 15, 2013: premiere of one-minute composition “Titania Invites a Song,” as part of a “Fifteen Minutes of Fame” project of the Vox Novus Foundation, by mezzo Katherine Crawford and flutist Rebecca Ashe, at Jan Hus Presbyterian Church in New York City.
October 1, 2013: complete performance of my oratorio “I Know that God Is Good: Saint Theresa of Lisieux,” based on the writings of that saint. Alison Seeber, soprano; Ellen Yager, reader; Brett Randolph, trumpet and myself at the organ. At the Chapel of the Holy Names at Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst; 17400 Holy Names Drive, Lake Oswego, Oregon, 97034.
November 5, 8, 9 and 10, 2013: performance by the Crane Harp Ensemble of a “Fifteen Minutes of Fame” project including Wicks’ composition “A Thick Tapestry,” at a variety of venues in New York State: Brighton Town Hall in Rochester, the State University at Potsdam, and churches in Albany and in New York City.
November 12, 2013. Christine Welch Elder sings Wicks’ song cycle “Now, Today, I Will Sing: Songs on Poems from Sappho” for a faculty recital at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, in Hudson Hall. Sandy Duffy Norman, flute; CMW at the piano.
November 17, 2013. Soprano and pianist Liana Valente gives a third airing to the “Fifteen Minutes of Fame” project, including my work “Learning the Twelve-Tone Piece,” at Jan Hus Presbyterian Church in New York City.