The Bellingham Chamber Chorale was founded in 2003 by artistic director Tim Fitzpatrick to bring a unique and inspiring musical experience to singers and audiences in beautiful Bellingham, Washington.
Now led by talented conductor and composer Dr. Frederick B. Mabalot, Bellingham Chamber Chorale is a group of the area's finest musicians who have created a community of our own of collaboration and excellence over the years.
We sing music of every period and are passionate about tailoring each concert with innovative compositional and conceptual themes. We also partner with local musicians to continue to bring you new and unique experiences.
The Bellingham Chamber Chorale offers singers with a high level of vocal technique and musicianship the opportunity to explore challenging chorale repertoire, from the Renaissance period through contemporary, including works with orchestra.
We are committed to encouraging youth to develop their creative sides in the arts. To this end, we accept sponsorships that allow local youth to attend our concerts free of charge and obtain materials from us related to the subject matter and inspiration behind the music we perform. If you are interested in helping this non-profit in its goals or are considering sponsorship, please click here.
The Bellingham Chamber Chorale is always looking forward to making new friends and positively impacting our local community. We hope you can make it to a concert soon!
The Bellingham Chamber Chorale presents diverse, challenging and eclectic choral concerts to entertain and inspire our audiences. Our passion is to bring world-class musical experiences to our Pacific Northwest community.
We provide performance and mentorship opportunities for young musicians and strive to be part of a firm foundation for local performing and developing artists. To this end, the Bellingham Chamber Chorale also frequently collaborates with other local artistic ensembles and with local composers to debut new works.
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.
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 strive for responsible and sustainable use of the resources invested in our work.
We strive to nurture beneficial relationships with the community and increase access to the choral arts to develop and expand appreciation of choral music.
Our performances enrich the lives of our audiences while providing gratifying experiences for our members.