First Christian Church is presenting Parish House Baroque, Colorado Springs’ Early Music Ensemble. Baroque violinists Elisa Wicks and Terri Moon, Baroque cellist Pam Chaddon, and harpsichordist Eric Wicks will present
First Christian Church is presenting Parish House Baroque, Colorado Springs’ Early Music Ensemble. Baroque violinists Elisa Wicks and Terri Moon, Baroque cellist Pam Chaddon, and harpsichordist Eric Wicks will present an authentic period performance of music from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. A free will offering will be taken.
Parish House Baroque, Colorado Springs’ Early Music Ensemble, specializes in the brilliance and diversity of music from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries through engaging and historically informed performances. Drawing on varied sources of performance practice on interpretation and ornamentation of the renaissance and baroque, PHB strives to expand the community of people who love early music and foster the next generation of audiences for early music through outreach and dialogue. With a core formation of two baroque violins, baroque cello and harpsichord, played by Elisa Wicks, Terri Moon, Pam Chaddon and Eric Wicks, PHB has developed a reputation for their highly expressive performances and compelling programming. They are currently the ensemble-in-residence at First Lutheran Church in Colorado Springs, and collaborate with guest musicians, including traverso flutist, Nancy Andrew; soprano Amanda Balestrieri, and baroque violist, Emily Ann Bowman.
Elisa Wicks received her Master’s degree in violin performance and Suzuki pedagogy from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and also studied baroque violin. After moving to Pittsburgh, Elisa performed with Baroque orchestras, and was a founding member of the Pittsburgh Baroque Ensemble. Since returning to her hometown of Colorado Springs, Elisa has performed with the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, serves as principle second violin for the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, plays with the Broadmoor Pops Orchestra, and substitutes with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic.
Terri Moon became interested in playing the baroque violin while earning a Master’s degree in violin performance at the University of North Texas. She attended the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute in 1983, and was invited to pursue early music in Amsterdam, where she studied voice and baroque violin. She has performed as a modern violinist in Colorado Springs for over 20 years, both as a member of the first violin section of the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs and as a freelance musician with other orchestras and chamber groups.
Eric Wicks serves as organist at the First Lutheran Church in downtown Colorado Springs. He received his Master’s Degree in organ performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music. He also studied harpsichord, piano, eurhythmics, and early music performance practice. While in Cleveland, Eric joined Elisa in performing baroque programs at the Cleveland Museum of Art, and in house concerts at the home of Phillip Cucchiara, a harpsichord builder. As an organist, Eric has previously served churches in Kennewick, Washington; Lakewood, Cleveland, and Beachwood, Ohio, and Butler, Pennsylvania.
Praised for “capturing the bold imagery and beauty” of the works she performs (Gazette), cellist Pam Chaddon serves as associate principal cellist for the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs. With violinist Jeri Jorgensen, she is a founding member of Trio Paradis, whose 2013-14 inaugural season presented music by women composers in a series entitled “Unsung Voices.” She received her musical training at Peabody Conservatory and Towson University, and has performed with orchestras and choirs in Maryland and Pennsylvania. She currently studies baroque cello with viola da gambist and baroque cellist, Ann Marie Morgan.
(Sunday) 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm