Pine Tree Academy Bell Ringers to perform seasonal concert


At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, join the Maine Historical Society and The Pine Tree Academy Bell Ringers for an amazingly spirited seasonal concert, including arrangements set to the words of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, “Christmas Bells (I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day).” The show will be at the First Parish Church, 425 Congress St. in Portland. The Pine Tree Academy Bell Ringers play five octaves (61 bells) of English handbells and five octaves of choir chimes. The group consists of gifted young musicians in grades nine through 12, and has toured New England, Europe and South America. Tickets are $10 for society members and $15 for general admission. To purchase call 207-774-1822, buy online at or at the door. To learn more about the Pine Tree Academy Bell Ringers, visit