BMC’s collaboration with WWU's esteemed Department of Music has been forged over decades of shared commitment to our future musicians. One fruitful outcome, our annual WWU Student Competition in honor of Virginia Glover, has become one of the most anticipated musical events each season. Join us for our showcase concert on Wednesday, April 6, at… Continue reading On April 6: Catch the rising stars from WWU!
It is our pleasure to announce the winners of our 2022 BMC High School Competitions for Piano and Strings! In the Piano Competition in honor of Nancy Bussard, our first place winner is Annika Jonson, followed by Penelope Keep, Miriam Alexa Garcia Jimenez, and Eligh Nichols. First place winner of the String Competition in honor… Continue reading Winners Showcase Concert on March 2
Feeling some "déjà vu" in '22? We all are, so we trust you won’t be too surprised by recent BMC Board decisions meant to protect your health and safety. First off, we have canceled our February 2 morning program. We will miss seeing you at the concert, but hope to bring you a student Winners… Continue reading Matinee program cancelled on February 2nd, but BMC Student Awards march on!
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!
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
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 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!
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!
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… Continue reading BMC Night Beat series is back!!!
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.