Penobscot Bay Ringers’ Autumn Ring

Oct 12, 2018
Penobscot Bay Ringers will bring its 122 instruments to Belfast Free Library.

Belfast — Penobscot Bay Ringers, the Midcoast's community handbell choir, will present an Autumn Ring handbell concert Sunday, Oct. 21, from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Belfast Free Library, 106 High St.

The concert, which is open to the public, will feature a variety of familiar hymns, popular songs, as well as some pieces composed specifically for handbells. In addition to music presented by the full, five-octave choir, there will be several solo and ensemble performances by members of Penobscot Bay Ringers.

The concert, an hour in length with no intermission, is presented free of charge by the Friends of the Belfast Free Library; donations will be cheerfully accepted. For more information about the concert venue, call the library at 338-3884.

Penobscot Bay Ringers performs with five octaves each of Malmark handbells and Choirchimes, which equates to 122 different instruments, each representing a pitch on the musical scale. Individual choir members are typically responsible for ringing between four and eight bells and/or Choirchimes, depending on the complexity of the musical score. The group rehearses on Thursday evenings at the First Congregational Church in Camden. For more information about Penobscot Bay Ringers, call Amy Rollins, artistic director, at 592-6619 or email penobscotbayringers@gmail.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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