BMC · Student Competitions

BMC forges ahead with Student Awards!

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!

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A Season of Music, Celebration and Gratitude!

“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!

BMC · Concerts

Lo, How a Rose: Celebrating 400 years of Praetorius and his contemporaries

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

BMC · Concerts · Night Beat

Violinist Grant Donnellan takes us to England!

Join us as Grant Donnellan, violin, and Judith Widrig, piano, launch their "Trip to Europe" program series! The first installment takes us to Great Britain, with works by Edward Elgar, Rebecca Clarke, Ethel Barns, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and Ralph Vaughan Williams. BMC Night Beat is on Friday, November 5 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20; purchase yours… Continue reading Violinist Grant Donnellan takes us to England!

BMC · Concerts · Night Beat

“From Brahms till Beatles”: World-famous Rastrelli Cello Quartet on October 30!

BMC has nabbed the internationally-acclaimed Rastrelli Cello Quartet for their exclusive West Coast engagement! With their program “From Brahms till Beatles,” these Russian-born virtuoso musicians cover a wide and exciting repertoire ranging from Russian folk tunes to the Beatles song book. This is a unique opportunity to hear favorite works by Grieg, Brahms, and Piazzolla,… Continue reading “From Brahms till Beatles”: World-famous Rastrelli Cello Quartet on October 30!

BMC · Concerts · Night Beat

Oboist Bhavani Kotha on Friday, October 8!

Oboist Bhavani Kotha and pianist Rebecca Mañalac present works by Vivaldi, Schubert, Schumann, Ravel, Saint-Saëns, and William Grant Still in two programs this week. BMC Night Beat is on Friday, October 8, 7:30pm at Trinity Lutheran, 119 Texas St. in Bellingham. Tickets are $20 online and at the door. Take-a-teen-for-free. BMC offers a free preview… Continue reading Oboist Bhavani Kotha on Friday, October 8!

BMC · Concerts

Celtic Celebration marks return to live music! Covid-19 protocol in place to keep us all safe.

Join us for an exciting program in the Celtic tradition AFTER LABOR DAY on September 8, 10:30am at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St., Bellingham. Violinist Cayley Schmid and cellist Clea Johnson, two members of "The Giant's Causeway" group, lead us in a joyful celebration of our return to live music! Covid protocol in place:… Continue reading Celtic Celebration marks return to live music! Covid-19 protocol in place to keep us all safe.

BMC · Concerts · Night Beat · Student Awards

BMC announces 2021-2022 season!

Our 2021-2022 season – “Play On!” – will bring live music back into our lives, with free daytime performances by acclaimed musicians, September through June! After a long absence, we are proud to again present musical events for you! For everyone’s safety, we are requiring audience members to be vaccinated (bring your card), as well… Continue reading BMC announces 2021-2022 season!

BMC · Concerts · Student Awards

Annual Funding Campaign in Full Swing!

There is great anticipation, and excitement, in our return to “live and in-person” events and fellowship. “Play On!” is our theme for 2021-2022, and you are among our most valued performers!  We invite you to join the bandwagon again and renew your support for BMC!! We are relying on your renewed generosity this year, to… Continue reading Annual Funding Campaign in Full Swing!