Penobscot Bay Ringers, Midcoast Maine's community handbell choir, will present an Autumn Ring concert Sunday, Nov. 6, from 3 to 4 p.m., at the Peoples United Methodist Church, 31 Depot St./Route 235.

The concert, which is open to the public and free of charge, will feature a variety of familiar hymns, songs from Broadway musicals and classic movies, as well as some pieces composed specifically for handbells. For more information about the concert venue, call the church at 785-4114.

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 Thursday evenings at the First Congregational Church of Camden. For more information about Penobscot Bay Ringers, call Amy Rollins, artistic director, at 592-6619 or email

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