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The Fan Fare Newsletter is published regularly as a benefit to Bellingham Music Club members and donors. Click on any of the months below to access the archived newsletters in PDF format. Concert programs are included (unless otherwise noted, or if program was announced from the stage).

October 2021 – Our 2021-2022 season continues as we mark the return of Night Beat!!!

September 2021 – A Celtic celebration of our return to live music!

June 2020 – A look back at the 2019-2020 season and the wonderful musicians who performed for BMC audiences this year!

May 2020 – President Charli Daniels shares a moment of gratitude and reflection.

April 2020 – Inspiring Music Teaching for our times!

March 2020 – A performance by winners of BMC H. S. Competitions for Strings and Piano

February 2020 – BMC celebrates Beethoven 250 with Cello and Piano extravaganza! Click here for Feb. 5 program that featured winners of BMC H. S. Winds and Voice Competitions.

December 2019 – Cellist Nathan Chan and SSO musicians delight a packed house!

November 2019 – A toe-tapping selection of tunes and rhythms from Cuba to Germany with Trinsic Brass!

October 2019 – Organist Wade Dingman delights the audience with transcriptions of orchestra and opera favorites!

September 2019 – The start of a new season On the Town by Day or Night! Jared and Ruth Marie Ballance play exquisite music for cello and violin.

June 2019 – An extraordinary collaboration with the Salish Sea Early Music Festival brings virtuoso musicians and period instruments to BMC’s stage. Have a look at BMC Night Beat program for complete selections.

May 2019 – Cellist John Friesen with pianist Rebecca Manalac. BMC Night Beat program also includes composer and musician Ben Mink.

April 2019 – The best of the best from WWU Competition perform for BMC!

March 2019 – BMC showcases winners of H. S. Piano and String Competitions!

February 2019 – BMC presents winners from H. S. Voice and Instrumental Competitions!

January 2019 – Not a newsletter, but the program for Night Beat with Fire and Grace. An evening of exhilarating music!

December 2018 – BMC is proud to join the celebration of cultural giant, Leonard Bernstein, with the Bergmann Piano Duo.

November 2018 – BMC goes Hollywood with flute legend Sheridon Stokes and pianist Wade Dingman!

October 2018 – BMC’s Broadway cabal is back for a fifth production directed by Scott Henderson, Hark! The Herald Headlines SING!

September 2018 – Soprano Sherrie Kahn and Women of the Whatcom Chorale present a “Musical Grand Tour of Europe” travelogue in songs and vignettes.

June 2018 – Soprano Theresa Bickham and pianist Rachel Roulet perform “Keep Calm and Carry On; Try Me, Good King!”  Read BMC’s annual nonprofit report included in FanFare.

May 2018 – Virtuoso pianist Michael Refvem plays Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Debussy on BMC Night Beat on Thursday May 3. Click here to see program. Wednesday May 2 morning preview is free and open to the public.

April 2018 – Winners of the WWU Competition in honor of Virginia Glover

March 2018 – Winners of High School Competitions present a program for strings and winds. Slate of candidates for 2018-2020 term announced.

February 2018 – Winners of High School Piano and Voice Competitions.

December 2017 – “Sweet and Low” Tuba Christmas.

November 2017 – Recital by Edwin Huizinga on Baroque violin.

October 2017 – French Renaissance Music on Wednesday morning. Click here to see program for BMC Night Beat’s “Bellingham Burlesque of 1927.”

September 2017 – Henry From becomes the youngest artist ever presented by BMC!

June 2017  – Click here for a video of Heather and Ryan Dudenbostel (soprano, clarinet) and Jay Rozendaal (piano) performing Ricky Ian Gordon’s Orpheus.

May 2017  – Click here to watch Laura and Gustavo Camacho (violin, horn) with Milica Jovanovic (piano) play “Autumn” from Piazzolla’s Four Season of Buenos Aires.

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September 2016  101st Season is launched!

June 2016 – Centennial Season review and message from BMC president Kay Carr.

May 2016  – Mayor’s Arts Award edition!

April 2016Click here to preview and order “Bellingham Music Club: 100 Years of Music” memory book.

March 2016 – “Centennial Tea” issue

February 2016 

December 2015        Special features: Click NW Focus Live with Sean MacLean to listen to Nov. 27 broadcast on Classical King-FM 98.1 . Hear and see Jeremy Berry, viola, and Michael Refvem, piano, play Rebecca Clarke’s Morpheus on YouTube.

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