Upcoming musical performances

June 3, 2018:  Sunday, 5 PM.  Bach Cantata Vespers service at St. James Lutheran Church at 1315 SW Park Av. in Portland, Oregon, to include a complete performance of Bach Cantata 29 with guest organist Paul Tegels, and also the premiere of a brief choral work by Wicks, “The Sowing of Peace,” in honor of the retirement of Nancy Nickel from her many years of music ministry.  Donations accepted.

June 24, 2018:  Sunday, 3 PM.  Annual Organ Recital at the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Salem, Oregon, at 935 High Street, with their Moller pipe organ, together with soprano Aimee Larsen Amend.  To include the concert premieres of Wicks’ “Four Advent Meditations” for organ, and “Five Songs of Christ’s Healing” for soprano and organ, together with music by Felix Mendelssohn and Pierre du Mage.  Donations gratefully accepted.

August 19, 2018:  Sunday, 3 PM.  Chamber music recital with Caius Oprea, violinist;  Katherine Parks, cellist;  and Wicks at the piano.  Including trios by Mozart and Wicks, a cello sonata by Brahms, and the world premiere of a cello suite by Wicks.  At Emmanuel Presbyterian Church at 19200 Willamette Drive in West Linn, Oregon.  Suggested donation $10.

November 2, 2018:  Friday, 7 PM.  First Friday Music:  Sandy Duffy Norman, flutist, collaborating with Wicks as pianist and composer.  Norman maintains a thriving private studio in Salem, and she and Wicks will be playing his new flute sonata, and also music by Franz Schubert and Luigi Boccherini.  At Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 W. Main St.  Freewill offering.

December 9, 2018:  Sunday, 3 PM.  Ninth Annual Advent Organ Concert:  “Prepare the Pathway, Prepare the Road!”  Solo organ music composed by Wicks, Pierre du Mage, and J.-F. Dandrieu, and also arias from two Advent cantatas by J.S. Bach, sung by soprano Alison Seeber, with violinist Marjory Lange and English horn player Aage Nielsen.  Played by Wicks on the Ott pipe organ at the Mount Angel Abbey Church, at One Abbey Drive, St. Benedict, Oregon.  Donations appreciated.

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