A handsome iron hand rail now graces the front entrance to historic Harrington House, 45 Main Street. Pictured are father and son, Brent and Braden Kingsbury, Titan Welding. We would like to give a special thanks to Edward Bonney and the Freeport Rotary and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit # 83 for their donation towards the new railing.
A most special seasonal concert, sponsored by Freeport Historical Society, will take place at First Parish Congregational Church at 40 Main Street, Freeport, at 2pm on Sunday, December 13th. The Pine Tree Academy Bell Ringers from Freeport, Maine, play five octaves (61 bells) of English handbells and five octaves (61 chimes) of choir chimes. This group of 11 young musicians are students at Pine Tree Academy representing grades 7 through 12.
In past years the Bell Ringers have performed throughout the United States, Canada, Bermuda, and Iceland, as well as many countries in South America and Europe. The group has played in a variety of venues such as the Maine State Capitol and Governor’s Mansion, the steps of the United States Capitol and the rotunda of the U.S. Senate, Radio City Music Hall, television, radio, shopping malls, schools, churches, service clubs, prisons, nursing homes, and hospitals. The group has also performed for the President of Paraguay, members of the government, cabinet, and their families on the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the founding of the capitol city of Asuncion.
In addition to producing two full-length recordings, the Pine Tree Academy Bell Ringers was one of 10 Maine artists featured on the WCSH TV (Channel 6) first Christmas in Maine album. Their latest recording can be obtained through Pine Tree Academy (865-4747). CD’s will be available for sale at the concert.
Enjoy the seasonal and magical sounds of this talented group as they perform Christmas music, including traditional carols, sacred, classical and original handbell music in a concert of about 1 hour 15 minutes. After the concert, seasonal warm beverages will be available and the audience is invited to try their hand at bell ringing!
A $5.00 suggested donation will support Freeport Historical Society, The Pine Tree Academy Bell Ringers, and the First Parish Congregational Church.
FMI: Freeport Historical Society 865-3170