We've saved the 'first' for last! BMC Encores! is proud to present this video reprise of A Broadway Cabaret, our original 2014 musical production that launched the annual cabaret series. A Broadway Cabaret was a joyful song-and-dance tour through a century of musical theater highlights - from Gilbert & Sullivan to the contemporary Broadway of… Continue reading A BROADWAY CABARET (That started it all!)
In early 1948, Hal Kratzsch, Marvin Pruitt, and brothers Ross and Don Barbour, formed a barbershop quartet called Hal's Harmonizers. The quartet soon adopted a more jazz-oriented repertoire influenced by Glenn Miller, The Modernaires and Mel Tormé, and renamed itself The Toppers. The same year, with Bob Flanigan replacing Pruitt, they had their first paying… Continue reading Remember The Four Freshmen?
Short of sending chocolates and flowers, we believe we have an even sweeter Valentine’s Day treat for you! Our gift is a playful French love song, shared from the heart of a notable BMC award winner, through our video series, BMC Connects! Ten years ago, pianist Madeline Slettedahl dazzled audiences when she won the top prize… Continue reading BMC Connects! offers a French Valentine from award winner, pianist Madeline Slettedahl
"We interrupt our regular programming to bring you excellent news: The Bellingham Music Club is forging ahead with its competitions for high school and university-level students!" As it has done for decades, BMC is inviting young musicians to apply for its coveted awards and prizes. Awards Committee Chair, Charli Daniels, along with coordinators Evelyn Ames,… Continue reading News Flash!!! We interrupt this program…
While music allows our minds to travel in our imaginations, a professional musician’s career often takes them on very literal journeys. This month’s edition of BMC Connects! catches up with a past BMC award winner who has made music across the country and on distant continents. As a Bellingham High School student, Emily Pesavento née… Continue reading BMC Connects! with Emily Reppun Pesavento
It's a new year, and we want to make sure it starts out with good news! News that sings, dances, and wears ridiculous costumes. BMC Encores! is proud to present this video reprise of Hark! The Herald Headlines Sing!, our original cabaret musical that played to sold-out houses in 2018. Five veteran cabaret pros give voice… Continue reading Hark! The Herald Headlines Sing!
With hopeful hearts, we will soon welcome a new and promising year! BMC board members and volunteers voice their gratitude to you for helping us meet remarkable challenges this year. Your encouragement, active advocacy, and generous financial support mean a stronger musical community and future. As a result of all you have done and exceptional… Continue reading Musical gifts from you – and for you!
For so many of us, the holidays are a time for homecoming. We honor that tradition this year with a special edition of BMC Connects!, our video series that welcomes past BMC award winners to share their current musical experiences. Of the scores of accomplished BMC awardees across America, none have answered the “call from… Continue reading BMC Connects! A Holiday Homecoming with soprano Lindsey Nakatani
BMC Encores! is proud to present this video reprise of Bellingham Burlesque of 1927, our intoxicating cabaret musical that played to sold-out houses in 2017. Bawdy? Slapstick? Ludicrous? It wouldn’t be Burlesque any other way. Step back to 1927, when a threadbare Burlesque troupe has come to Prohibition-era Bellingham for an engagement in a failing… Continue reading Step back to 1927 with BMC Encores!
Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all we have to be grateful for. BMC Board members wish you a safe holiday, and hope you find joyful ways to connect with your loved ones. And as always, we cherish your fellowship as we walk together toward better days. And, with that spirit, we offer our… Continue reading BMC CONNECTS! with William Zhang