You are invited to a free concert presented by the Parish House Baroque ensemble. COS Principal Second, Elisa Wicks and COS first violinist Terri Moon, together with Eric Wicks use period instruments to recreate the authentic Baroque sound of 17th Century music. This mini-concert will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, at Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave. Donations gratefully accepted.

The Saturday afternoon concert is a "sneak peek" of the ensemble's "17th Century Music for Kings and Commoners" to be presented January 17th and 19th in the Parish House of First Lutheran Church, 1515 N. Cascade Ave. The full concert features music of Corelli, Vivaldi, Leclair, and more. Tickets may be attained from the First Lutheran Church office for a $10 suggested donation. All the proceeds will be donated to Ecumenical Social Ministries to help needy families in the Pikes Peak region.

Elisa and Eric Wicks, both graduates of the Cleveland Institute of Music and with specialized training in the performance practice, tuning, temperaments, and ornaments of the Baroque era, moved to Colorado Springs in 2012. Terri Moon studied baroque violin during her master's degree and then spent a year in Amsterdam, Netherlands studying and performing. Elisa has performed with Chatham Baroque in Pennsylvania, and members of Apollo's Fire in Ohio, as well as the The Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado and Siecento Baroque in Boulder. Eric is a skilled harpsichordist and the new organist at First Lutheran Church. Together the three musicians have over 40 years of experience in the study and performance of Baroque and Early Music with period instruments. But, don't let the training fool you - they believe concerts should be engaging, lively, and above all, fun for everyone.