BMC · Matinee · Night Beat

BMC presents soprano Diane Johnson, pianist/composer Rick Asher

We are delighted to welcome soprano Diane Johnson and pianist/composer Rick Asher to our “Sounds Sublime” season! Together they bring us an eclectic program ranging from Handel and Mozart to Fauré, Clara Schumann, and contemporary works including those of Rick Asher.

In the past 30+ years, Diane has been a featured soloist with the Whatcom Symphony, the Everett Symphony, the Whatcom Chorale, the Everett Chorale, the Skagit Valley Chorale, Pacific Northwest Opera and the Skagit Symphony. This summer, she was in Spain with Wanderlust Women’s Choir of Seattle. In her spare time, she is the head of the Music Department at Skagit Valley College

Rick taught in the Music Department of Edmonds Community College for twenty-four years before becoming its Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences. He has also served as director of Cascade Youth Symphony, the Whatcom Chorale, and Sanctuary Choir of Seattle First Baptist Church. Now retired from full-time positions, he maintains a studio in Shoreline, and spends time almost every day playing the piano and writing music.

Free preview program – BMC’s gift to the community! – on Wednesday morning, October 4, 10:30am at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St. in Bellingham. 

Full-length BMC Night Beat on Friday, October 6, 7:30pm, also at Trinity Lutheran Church. No ticket purchase is required, and all students are free; we suggest a $20 donation for others.

See you at the concert!