BMC · Night Beat

BMC Night Beat series is back!!!

The Bellingham Music Club’s evening series, Night Beat, is moving to Friday and Saturday nights with a full season of exceptional programs starting in October. Tickets for all individual Night Beats are on sale online now, as well as our incredible season package. Read on!

The first Night Beat will be on Friday, October 8 at 7:30pm, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St. in Bellingham. Oboist Bhavani Kotha and pianist Rebecca Mañalac present works by Vivaldi, Schubert, Schumann, Ravel, Saint-Saëns and William Grant Still.

Strict covid protocol will be in place; all are required to wear masks and present proof of vaccination at the door. At this time, to minimize direct contact, we are not selling tickets at local merchants, but you can purchase tickets online, or you can drop a few bills in the basket the night of the concert. Suggested donation $20 (cash or check made out to BMC). Take-a-teen-for-free (as long as they are vaccinated too).

At the end of October, BMC brings the world-famous Rastrelli Cello Quartet to Bellingham for their exclusive West Coast engagement! Their “From Brahms till Beatles” program will cover a wide and exciting repertoire, from Russian folk tunes to the Beatles song book, by way of favorite works by Edvard Grieg, Johannes Brahms, and Astor Piazzolla, plus film scores by Ennio Morricone, Hans Zimmer and Henry Mancini! Saturday, October 30, 7:30pm at the Syre Auditorium (Whatcom Community College). Tickets are $30 general, $10 under 18 & students with I.D. Get yours now online!

Local musician and WWU faculty, Grant Donnellan, is preparing a rousing violin program for Friday November 5, 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale online now on

On Friday, May 6, 7:30pm, renowned pianist Milica Jovanović returns to BMC Night Beat to share her artistry in a program of solo works. Tickets available online now on

To close the season, we welcome violinist Edwin Huizinga back to Bellingham on Friday, June 3 at 7:30pm. This time, he will perform with harpsichordist Elliot Figg, his colleague from the NYC-based group, Acronym. Their blend of Baroque and Folk is a guaranteed sell-out! Get your tickets online:

Early bird special: Get a full season subscription for $75! That’s right! All five concerts at a fraction of the cost! Available online now at or by sending a check made out to BMC, PO Box 193, Bellingham, WA 98227. Please include contact information (name, address, phone, email). Or come to the first concert, and we will put a package together for you! Take-a-teen-for-free for all Night Beats except Rastrelli (but then, students and youth under 18 are only $10!).