April brings the second daytime showcase featuring exceptional local music students! Winners of BMC’s High School Piano Competition in honor of Nancy Bussard and BMC’s High School Vocal Competition in honor of Jack and Ginny Frymire perform on Wednesday, April 5, at 10:30am, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St. in Bellingham. Free and open… Continue reading Spring brings winners showcases!
Old World, New World
Eli Schille-Hudson brings out the extreme stylistic versatility of the classical guitar in two exciting programs in early February, encompassing everything from the high baroque to stylized flamenco and new music! Schille-Hudson juxtaposes war horses of the European classical canon (Bach Cello Suite #1, and Manuel de Falla’s Suite Popular Española with Grant Donnellan, violin)… Continue reading Old World, New World
Gratitude for the Musical Gifts We’ve Enjoyed!
What a wonderful smorgasbord of music we have enjoyed this fall with our Concerts à la Carte! Piano, voice, violin, cello, flute and horn: All Just Amazing! Thank you to all the talented performers! They are wonderful! Thank you to our incredible Board members and to all the volunteers who help keep BMC going. You… Continue reading Gratitude for the Musical Gifts We’ve Enjoyed!
Joyous Conclusion to 2022!
The cold weather brings us closer to our December concert, when our community of music lovers will again rejoice in an outstanding program featuring a trio of accomplished musicians from WWU. Lisa McCarthy, flute, presents a program of explorations and adventures with Gustavo Camacho, horn, and Rachel Roulet, piano. From the charming Suite Champêtre by… Continue reading Joyous Conclusion to 2022!
Elegies, Melodies and Lullabies – A Musical Journey From the Baltic to the Black Sea
As we continue our Concerts à la Carte season, violinist Grant Donnellan and pianist Judith Widrig offer a tribute to Ukraine in another installment of their European musical travelogue. Their program features works by Mykola Lysenko, a 19th century Ukrainian composer, pianist and conductor, and Valentyn Silvestrov, an immensely popular and prolific composer who is… Continue reading Elegies, Melodies and Lullabies – A Musical Journey From the Baltic to the Black Sea
October’s Tempting Menu Selections!
Following delicious French fare for piano four hands in September, Concerts à la Carte continue with BMC's trademark eclectic offerings! Did you notice? Our fall programs with professional musicians mirror our High School Student Competitions: Piano, Voice, Strings, and Winds! Check out the full menu here! In October, we welcome soprano Ibidunni Ojikutu, a BMC… Continue reading October’s Tempting Menu Selections!
Mañalac Duo opens 2022-2023 season!
The Bellingham Music Club opens its 107th year under the theme Concerts à la Carte! This 2022-2023 season offers eclectic and delicious tastings starting with French fare for piano four hands. Gabriel and Rebecca Mañalac present a unique selection of music originally conceived for the stage. Written in the brief period between 1914-1920 by French… Continue reading Mañalac Duo opens 2022-2023 season!
Annual fundraising drive is on!
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!
Taking on the ‘Sonic Ghosts’ project!
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!