Vision, Mission, Core Values
The Bellingham Chamber Chorale presents professional choral concerts that develop, entertain and inspire our audiences and members. We provide performance and mentorship opportunities for young musicians and develop the skills of our singers and volunteers. We will cement our regional and national reputation by performing a diverse, challenging and eclectic repertoire, collaborating with other excellent performance groups, and commissioning new choral literature.
The Bellingham Chamber Chorale touches lives through memorable, life-changing experiences and has an enduring impact on our members, audiences and communities across western Washington and the nation.
Excellence – Through meticulous and disciplined musical preparation and annual evaluations, we strive to give performances of high-artistic quality and maintain the highest standards of the choral art.
Education and Learning – Performance training and basic arts management is a vital component of our members’ and the emerging musicians’ development. We are committed to expanding and providing mentorship opportunities for our members and young musicians.
Innovation – We perform a diverse and eclectic repertoire of music that challenges our singers’ abilities. We collaborate with other performance groups to reach a broader audience. We commission new works to expand the choral literature. We release high quality recordings that will develop and enhance our regional and national reputation.
Stewardship – We strive for responsible and sustainable use of the resources invested in our work.
Collaboration/Community Building – We strive to nurture beneficial relationships with the community and increase access to the choral arts to develop and expand appreciation of choral music.
Enjoyment/Enrichment – Our performances enrich the lives of our audiences while providing gratifying experiences for our members.