“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!
We are bringing violinist Edwin Huizinga back to Bellingham! You surely remember his dazzling interpretation of Bach’s Chaconne a year ago, and may have heard him this fall with soprano Renée Fleming in a broadcast from the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. This time, we will hear Edwin’s collaboration with Grammy Award-winner, guitarist William Coulter,… Continue reading Virtuoso Violin meets Celtic Guitar
The BMC recently held auditions to award coveted annual prizes in two categories. Congratulations to: William Z., Charles S., Max S. and Ethan F., winners of the H. S. Piano Competition in honor of Nancy Bussard, and Aaron M., Carmen S., Sydney G. and Anya G., winners of the H. S. Vocal Competition in honor… Continue reading Winners of piano and voice competitions announced!
The BMC recently held auditions for high school competitions, and is pleased to announce the 2016 winners for: High School Voice Awards in honor of Jack & Ginny Frymire .....First Place: Lucy Evans .....Second Place: Tristan Wine .....Third Place: Katie Pringle .....Additional prizes go to Molly Holtorf and Kathryn Oettel High School Piano Awards in… Continue reading Winners of BMC voice and piano competitions in concert
The Bellingham Festival of Music is honoring the BMC Centennial Season with a scholarship to attend the Marrowstone Festival summer camp, July 24 - August 7, 2016. A wonderful example of three organizations working together for the betterment of the arts in our community! This full-ride scholarship is open to string players, who are entering… Continue reading Announcing a scholarship for Marrowstone
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
Percussionist extraordinaire Kay Reilly offers a program heavy on marimba that includes works by J. S. Bach and Steve Reich, as well as South American, Japanese, East Indian and African music. WSO percussionists Stephanie Straight, Jennifer Longstaff and Melanie Sehman, as well as Kenny Cobb, Austen Kahn, Nick Robinson, Spencer Thulin and Steve Sehman join Kay… Continue reading Percussionist Kay Reilly in recital TONIGHT!
We invite you to attend the Enid Carrick High School Piano Awards auditions this Friday, January 23, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church. Admission is absolutely free! Drop in and listen in as eleven Whatcom County pianists compete for awards. Winners will perform at the free Wednesday Morning Concert on February 4, along… Continue reading Enid Carrick H. S. Piano Awards
Starting at 4:30 pm, Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at Trinity Lutheran Church: fourteen high school students compete for the Jack and Ginny Frymire High School Vocal Awards. Admission is absolutely free. Come and enjoy the extraordinary music making of Whatcom County talented youth! Drop by and stay as little or as long as you wish.… Continue reading Auditions for Jack & Ginny Frymire H.S. Vocal Awards
The Bellingham Herald Nov. 26 article "After-school strings program strikes chord with Bellingham fifth-graders" features teacher Mark Schlichting, who also coordinates the BMC Ethel Crook H. S. String Awards. Click here to read it.