Upbeat, nightclub-style revue features beloved Broadway and stage songs from the last 100 years, from Gilbert & Sullivan to Wicked. Ballads, comedy numbers, and show-stoppers from favorites like HMS Pinafore, Mikado, South Pacific, Annie, Guys and Dolls, Oklahoma, A Chorus Line, and Kiss Me Kate. The four lead performers, veterans of many local and regional productions, were all featured in the recent Musical Birthday Bash Revue at the Bellingham Theatre Guild: Martin Bray, Paul Henderson, Megann Schmidt, and Akilah Williams, with special guest appearances (for Night Beat) by Iris Likkel and Edward Davidson. The revue is produced by Martha Benedict and Kathy Murray; musical director is Scott Henderson.
Your choice of one-hour, free, daytime program
cccccFree Wednesday Morning Concert
cccccOctober 1, 10:30 am – Trinity Lutheran, 119 Texas Street.
cccccPublic welcome – Donations accepted to help fund our student awards
or full-length, ticketed, evening event
cccccBMC presents Night Beat
cccccOctober 2, Thursday, 7:30 pm – Firehouse PAC, 1314 Harris Avenue
ccccc$15 Tickets on sale at Village Books, Piper Music and online.
cccccSeating will be limited. Get your tickets early!
Photo courtesy Scott Henderson
The BMC 99th season opens on Wednesday, September 3, with two concerts celebrating the Donnellan dynasty! In the morning, enjoy a free recital of music for the violin – solos and duets with Grant and Glenn Donnellan. Later that evening, Night Beat offers a full-length program that reprises part of the matinee recital and includes special treats: Joanne Donnellan joining her sons on the stage and playing the Hardanger (Norwegian traditional fiddle) PLUS Glenn playing on his custom “Electric Slugger” bat-violin! Plan on being there!
In case you missed violinist Glenn Donnellan featured on KING-FM Musical Chairs on August 22, you can listen to the interview online by clicking here
Margaret Bikman’s article, Bellingham Music Club plans busy schedule for 99th year, highlights the club’s history, purpose and upcoming 2014-2015 season, including the September 3 concerts starring the Donnellans. Click here to read full article.
The BMC is not your ordinary “club” – it’s all about making music accessible to our community and encouraging young musicians! The BMC is set to foster music appreciation and development in the community for a 99th year. Be part of it! Click here to learn how you can support the BMC concerts and student awards.
The BMC 99th season opens on Wednesday, September 3, with two concerts celebrating the Donnellan dynasty! Click here to view full details with dates and venues.
The BMC 99th season opens on Wednesday, September 3, with two concerts celebrating the Donnellan dynasty! In the morning, enjoy music for the violin – solos and duets with Grant and Glenn Donnellan – FOR FREE! Later that evening, Night Beat reprises part of the matinee program and includes special treats: Joanne Donnellan playing the Hardanger (Norwegian traditional fiddle) and Glenn playing on his custom “Electric Slugger” bat-violin! Guaranteed delights!
In all, the 2014-2015 season will offer 9 free Wednesday morning concerts plus 6 Night Beat concerts on select Thursdays, and sponsor 5 competitions for music students, and a benefit concert: the “Young Musicians of Whatcom County” showcase. This year, Night Beat will be aligned with the Wednesday morning concerts as much as possible, giving you a choice of one-hour, free, daytime programs or full-length, ticketed, evening events. Click here to view the line-up with dates and venues.
Additionally, on June 21, 2015, the BMC will inaugurate its Centennial with an all star-gala concert featuring over a dozen award winners. Plan on joining us!
The BMC thanks you for attending and supporting our concert series and competitions. Our 2014-2015 season will be announced shortly. In the meanwhile, we will post summer musical offerings, many featuring our own BMC student award winners. Come back soon for more news!
First Wednesday Morning Concert features Millie and the Mentshn
June 4, 10:30 am at Trinity Lutheran Church. Free admission
A reception will follow the concert. Guests welcome!
Donations accepted to fund our student awards
Join us for exciting music, history, and heartwarming stories in conjunction with a one-of-a-kind slide show. “Heavy Mettle: From Shtetl to Tin Pan Alley” follows the history of Klezmer musicians from the late 1800s through the 1900s as they assimilate into the New World. This BMC concert features highlights of the show Millie will take on tour during the summer. Come and enjoy!!!
First Wednesday Morning Concert
May 7, 10:30 am at Trinity Lutheran Church
Loud Red Bees play Handel, Mozart, Verdi, Brahms and more. Several Double Reed players join oboist Jennifer Weeks and bassoonist Pat Nelson
Guests welcome! Free admission
Donations accepted to fund our student awards