Bellingham Chamber Chorale in concert June 7


The Bellingham Chamber Chorale, with artistic director Ryan Smit, presents "Northwest Passages," at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at the First Congregational Church of Bellingham, United Church of Christ, Bellingham, 2401 Cornwall Ave.

The concert features the sacred and secular works of living Pacific Northwest composers Stephen Chatman, Joan Szymko, Karen Thomas and Morten Lauridsen and the world premiere of "Elixir of the Solar Spectrum," the BCC's latest choral commission composed by Reginald Unterseher from a poem about honey by Bellingham's Carla Shafer.

Reception follows with samples of honey and visits with BCC singers, Unterseher and Shafer.

Long-time BCC member Betsy Senff has made a quilt featuring the colors evoked by Unterseher's composition and the words to the poem by Shafer. Raffle tickets are available through ticket purchases on Brown Paper Tickets.

Admission is $5 ages 17 and younger, $15 students and seniors, $20 general, through Brown Paper Tickets or call 206-238-3927.

For more information, go to

Bellingham Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service