It is with great excitement that we are preparing for “live and in-person” events and fellowship starting right after Labor Day. Our 2022-2023 programs – under the theme “Concerts à la Carte” – will offer eclectic and delicious selections. We hope you will join us for the tastings!!! Our season opens with tasty French canapés!… Continue reading Annual fundraising drive is on!
On June 29, long-time board member and Student Awards Committee Chair, Charli Daniels, was recognized with a 2022 Mayor’s Arts Award for her work with BMC. In presenting the award, Mayor Seth Fleetwood cited Charli’s strong influence on Bellingham’s music community, and her contributions to the boards of the Bellingham Symphony Orchestra, the Bellingham Festival… Continue reading Congratulations, Charli!
Edwin Huizinga established an international reputation as one of North America's most versatile violinists, embracing both baroque and modern repertoire with zeal. Keyboardist, conductor and composer, Elliot Figg, devotes his artistry to both early music and contemporary ensembles, from New York to Los Angeles. Together, Edwin and Elliot bring a wide range of contrasting repertoire… Continue reading Taking on the ‘Sonic Ghosts’ project!
In May, we welcome WWU professor and renowned pianist Milica Jelača Jovanović for two recitals. Described as a “a brilliant performer” and “a pianist of great energy and charisma,” Dr. Jelača Jovanović has performed in solo recitals and chamber music concerts throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, including her native Serbia. Join us and… Continue reading Milica Jelača Jovanović returns to BMC!
BMC’s collaboration with WWU's esteemed Department of Music has been forged over decades of shared commitment to our future musicians. One fruitful outcome, our annual WWU Student Competition in honor of Virginia Glover, has become one of the most anticipated musical events each season. Join us for our showcase concert on Wednesday, April 6, at… Continue reading On April 6: Catch the rising stars from WWU!
It is our pleasure to announce the winners of our 2022 BMC High School Competitions for Piano and Strings! In the Piano Competition in honor of Nancy Bussard, our first place winner is Annika Jonson, followed by Penelope Keep, Miriam Alexa Garcia Jimenez, and Eligh Nichols. First place winner of the String Competition in honor… Continue reading Winners Showcase Concert on March 2
Feeling some "déjà vu" in '22? We all are, so we trust you won’t be too surprised by recent BMC Board decisions meant to protect your health and safety. First off, we have canceled our February 2 morning program. We will miss seeing you at the concert, but hope to bring you a student Winners… Continue reading Matinee program cancelled on February 2nd, but BMC Student Awards march on!
While there is no program in January, the Bellingham Music Club welcomes the New Year with its competitions for high school and university-level students! At this time, BMC is inviting high school students to apply for its coveted awards and prizes in four categories: voice, strings, piano, and winds/percussion. All participants will receive personalized feedback… Continue reading BMC forges ahead with Student Awards!
“On the first day of December, my true love gave to me…” a concert of shimmering Renaissance music! The delighted crowd applauded dulcian and recorder virtuoso, Anna Marsh, and keyboardist, Henry Lebedinsky, who played a beautiful historic virginal. Our host, Trinity Lutheran Church, added winter magic with sumptuously decorated trees, and guests carried home festive… Continue reading A Season of Music, Celebration and Gratitude!
On Wednesday morning, December 1st, enjoy the historical pairing of Renaissance instruments, with Anna Marsh, dulcian (early bassoon) and Baroque recorder, and Henry Lebedinsky, virginal (keyboard of the harpsichord family). In addition to works by Michael Praetorius, you will hear music by Johann Pachelbel, Giovanni Bassano, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, and Philipp Friedrich Böddecker performed on… Continue reading Lo, How a Rose: Celebrating 400 years of Praetorius and his contemporaries