Soprano Kathryn Copland, her father, cellist Mike Copland, and pianist Abdiel Vázquez, delivered two outstanding concerts to large, appreciative audiences: 150 people attended June 1 Free Wednesday Concert, and 130 came to Night Beat on June 2. What a glorious way to end the BMC Centennial Season! Starting with a class reunion at the Gala… Continue reading BMC Centennial Season ends on high note
Opera Arias and Songs with Soprano Katherine Copland
Be sure to save Wednesday morning June 1 and Thursday evening June 2, when New York-based soprano Katherine Copland brings BMC’s Centennial Season to a close with a pair of springtime recitals presented by Schlichting Wixson CPAs. Recital details: Free Wednesday Morning Concert, June 1, 10:30 am, Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St., Bellingham. Free… Continue reading Opera Arias and Songs with Soprano Katherine Copland
A May Day Celebration
Our May 4th Wednesday morning program threatened to become a Centennial Waterloo when the scheduled soloist was taken ill at the last minute. An SOS went out to WWU Professor Jeffrey Gilliam. Ninety minutes later, a replacement – WWU Senior Daniel Chong – sat down before 160 listeners to deliver one of the most brilliant piano recitals… Continue reading A May Day Celebration
BMC receives Mayor’s Arts Award
The Bellingham Music Club's role in supporting music in the community and enhancing cultural life in the Northwest will be recognized at the annual Mayor's Arts Awards ceremony this month. Founded 100 years ago, the BMC presents local favorites and accomplished musicians in two concert series. Additionally, the BMC values high school and university-level students… Continue reading BMC receives Mayor’s Arts Award
April brings award winning students from Western Washington University to the BMC stage! Winners from the BMC competition for WWU students in honor of Virginia Glover come together in concert for a Night Beat filled with emotion and artistry, Thursday, April 7, 7:30 pm at First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave. in Bellingham. Tickets for… Continue reading Western Treasures
100th Birthday Celebration
The BMC hosted a Tea and Concert at Lairmont Manor on February 21, 2016, just one day shy of its 100th birthday. Getting ready to sing "Happy Birthday, dear Music Club" are (from left): party organizer Gail Haines, emcee Martha Benedict, vocalists Ben Buchanan and Lucy Evans, Kid'Sax (saxophone quintet) musicians Nikole Zieche, Mary Clement,… Continue reading 100th Birthday Celebration
BMC celebrates Centennial this month
Thank you for supporting music in the community for 100 years!
The BMC wishes you Peace, Joy and Hope – along with Music! – for this Holiday Season and the New Year! Free Wednesday Morning Concerts return on February 3, 2016, when we hear the winners of the BMC piano and voice competitions. In the meanwhile, pianist Cole Anderson, a multiple-time BMC piano competition winner, is… Continue reading Season’s Greetings
Mark the dates!
UPDATE: Hear and see Jeremy and Michael play Rebecca Clarke's Morpheus on YouTube. This was taped in King-FM studios just a few days before our Night Beat. Absolutely stunning collaboration between top notch musicians! Berry and Refvem were the guests on Classical King-FM 98.1 NW Focus Live with Sean MacLean, Friday Nov 27. Click here… Continue reading Mark the dates!
BMC now accepting applications
Greetings on behalf of the BMC high school competitions coordinators: Joan Rae (piano), Gail Haines (voice), Mark Schlichting (strings), and Sherrie Kahn (other instruments). Please click on "Student Competitions" tab for general information and audition dates, and "Audition Material" for guidelines and application forms. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the… Continue reading BMC now accepting applications