Upcoming musical performances

September 29, 2019:  Sunday, 2 PM.  Christopher Wicks plays as one of four organists in a concert called “Decently and in Order,” highlighting the gifts of musicians from Presbyterian churches in greater Portland, on the Jaeckel pipe organ at First Presbyterian Church at 1200 SW Alder St. in Portland, Ore., for the “Celebration Works” series.  Wicks will play a fantasia by Franz Tunder, and his own variations on “O Morning Star, How Fair and Bright.”  Free.

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 (Alison Seeber), a trumpeter (Brett Randolph), 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, and Mr. Wicks himself, together with alto Ellen Gordon Yager.  Emphasis on music in honor of Mary, the mother of Jesus.  Donations appreciated.

January 3, 2020:  Friday, 7 PM.  Marjory Lange, violinist plays a recital for the First Friday Music Series at Silverton United Methodist Church at 203 West Main Street.  Sonatas by J.S. Bach and C.M. von Weber, a divertimento by Haydn, and a new version of Wicks’ seventh violin sonata, with a newly added fourth and final movement.  Donations appreciated.

February 7, 2020.  Friday, 7 PM.  Dolores D’Aigle, violinist, plays a recital for the First Friday Music Series at Silverton United Methodist Church at 203 West Main Street, accompanied by Wicks, and including his fifth violin sonata, and a concise suite of his composition, as well as Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “The Lark Ascending” and a suite by Sr. Anne Cecile Daigle (1908-1998), an influential composer and teacher in the Portland area.  Donations appreciated.

April 3, 2020.  Friday, 7 PM.  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, Couperin (his first “Shadow Lesson for Holy Wednesday”) and J.S. Bach (an aria from the “St. Matthew Passion”).  Donations appreciated.

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