Upcoming musical performances

July 5, 2019:  Friday, 7 PM.  A complete program of string quartets composed by Wicks, for First Friday Music at Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 W. Main Street.  Featuring the playing of the “Indomitable String Quartet”:  violinists Stephanie Barth and Michelle Reed, violist Juana Lopez-Duran, and cellist Tommy Leinonen.  Donations appreciated.

August 18, 2019, Sunday, 3 PM.  Wicks’ thirteenth annual concert at the Christian Science Church at 935 High Street SE in Salem.  Works by Bach, Beethoven, and Mr. Wicks himself, with cooperation from soprano Aimee Larsen Amend, mezzo Ellen Gordon Yager, violinist Dolores D’Aigle, and cellist Katherine Parks.  Donations accepted.

September 6, 2019:  Friday, 7 PM.  First Friday Music at Silverton United Methodist Church.  Repeat performance of the repertory from the August 18 concert in Salem (Bach, Beethoven, Wicks), with mostly the same performers (Ellen Yager, Aimee Amend, Katherine Parks, Christopher Wicks) but with Marjory Lange as violinist.  203 W. Main Street.  Donations appreciated.

October 4, 2019:  Friday, 7 PM.  Presentation of “I Know that God Is Good:  St. Theresa of Lisieux,” a chamber oratorio about a nineteenth-century French Carmelite and her devotion to God.  Music composed by Wicks, who will play the organ, together with a soprano, a trumpeter, and reader Ellen Yager.  Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 W. Main St.  Donations appreciated.

November 1, 2019:  Friday, 7 PM.  Mitch Iimori, oboist and eminent musical personality from Portland, plays for First Friday Music at Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 W. Main St.  Wicks will accompany him at the piano, and the program will include the premiere of Wicks’ new oboe sonata.  Donations appreciated.

December 8, 2019:  Sunday, 3 PM.  Tenth Annual Advent Organ Recital at the Mount Angel Abbey Church, One Abbey Drive, St. Benedict, Oregon.  Music by Bach, de Grigny, Titelouze, and Mr. Wicks himself, together with alto Ellen Gordon Yager.  Emphasis on music in honor of Mary, the mother of Jesus.  Donations appreciated.

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