Whatcom Chorale, led by Deborah L. Brown, Artistic Director and Conductor, offers “Bach and Forward” — works by two very different Bachs — at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 3, at First Congregational Church of Bellingham (2401 Cornwall Ave.). Refresh your spirit with the reverent beauty of J. S. Bach’s “Jesu, meine Freude” (Jesus, my joy) and “Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf” (The Spirit gives aid to our weakness) — and then laugh out loud at P.D.Q. Bach’s “Liebeslieder Polkas,” a satirical homage to the romantic Brahms by the elder Bach’s “only forgotten son.”
Tickets available: (1) online at Brown Paper Tickets; (2) beginning three weeks before the concert, at both locations of the Community Food Co-op and Village Books; and (3) at the door. Adults $20, Students/Seniors (65+) $15, Children (under 18) $5. Information: 360.747.7852 or whatcomchorale.org.