Festival Chorus

The acclaimed Bellingham Festival of Music chorus brings together some of the finest singers from Whatcom County. The chorus rehearses weekly from May to July with BFM Choirmistress, Wendy Bloom. Final rehearsals with Maestro Lehninger begin in the weeks prior to the July 17th performance of the Mozart Mass in C Minor.

Recent performances have included Brahms’s Requiem, Haydn’s Creation, Mozart’s Requiem as well as operas including Beethoven’s Fidelio and Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio. Festival audiences appreciate this dedicated group of highly skilled singers willing to donate their time and talent to present choral masterpieces.


Come sing with the Bellingham Festival of Music this summer!

Performing July 17th, 7:30 pm, WWU Performing Arts Center

Are you interested in joining this year’s chorus? To be considered, please fill out the form below and attach an audio file recording of the audition materials.

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    Soprano Alto Tenor Bass
    • Altos who want to sing soprano II should prepare the 3rd excerpt from the Credo.
    • We will be dividing in both the soprano and alto sections to create the second soprano section. Please indicate on your audition form if you are willing to sing soprano II.

    Rehearsal Information

    Rehearsals will take place on Mondays, starting May 6.
    We may add Thursday, June 13, and June 20 as sectionals, one for SA, one for TB.

    Marcelo Lehninger’s favorite interpreter of the Mass is John Eliot Gardiner. You may get a preview of the tempi that we will be singing from this recording.