Upcoming musical performances

March 22, 2020.  Sunday, 3 PM.  CANCELLED due to contagious disease precautions.  Christopher Wicks will play an organ recital at First United Methodist Church in Salem, Oregon, including some of his own compositions.  CANCELLED.

April 3, 2020.  Friday, 7 PM.  CANCELLED due to Precautions.  Ellen Gordon Yager, mezzo-soprano, and Marjory Lange, violinist and violist, perform for a First Friday Concert at Silverton United Methodist Church at 203 West Main Street.  With a Lenten theme, this concert will feature music by Wicks (his new “Viola Sonata No. 5″), Couperin (his first “Shadow Lesson for Holy Wednesday”) and J.S. Bach (an aria from the “St. Matthew Passion”).  Donations appreciated.

April 5, 2020, Sunday.  10:30 AM.  PLANS TO BE MODIFIED TBD due to loss of rehearsal time from COVID-19 precautions.  In the weekly worship service at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church at 19200 Willamette Drive in West Linn, Ore., the choir will sing the premiere of Wicks’ twenty-minute cantata “A Crown of Sonnets for the Passion of Our Lord,” directed by Bennett Bailey, with soloists Kristen Buhler and James Long.  Wicks wrote the poems and composed the music for this piece, and will serve as pianist.

June 5, 2020.  Friday, 7 PM.  Stephanie Barth, violinist, to play a First Friday Concert at Silverton United Methodist Church at 203 West Main Street, with Wicks at the piano.  Music by Dvorak and Mozart, and also the premiere of Wicks’ eighth violin sonata.  Barth is the concertmaster of the Salem Philharmonia.  Donations appreciated.

July 3, 2020.  Friday, 7 PM.  Andrew White, baritone, to present a First Friday Concert at Silverton United Methodist Church at 203 West Main Street, with Wicks at the piano.  To include the premiere of a cycle of seven songs composed by Wicks on original sonnets in the French language.  Dr. White is a professor of voice at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.  Donations appreciated.

December 6, 2020.  Sunday, 3 PM.  Eleventh Annual Advent Organ Concert at the Mount Angel Abbey Church, with Christopher Wicks and Friends.  Music composed by Dietrich Buxtehude and by Wicks himself, with soprano Catherine van der Salm, mezzo-soprano Kristen Buhler, and Wicks playing the Abbey’s Ott pipe organ.  Including the premiere of Wicks’ “A Crown of Sonnets for the Incarnation,” a setting of seven original poems.  Donations appreciated.

January 1, 2021.  Friday, 7 PM.  First Friday concert at Silverton United Methodist Church to feature harpist Kimberly Taylor, playing, among other works, the premiere of Wicks’ first harp sonata.  203 W. Main Street.  Donations appreciated.