Lawrence will be well represented this month by the Plymouth Ringers bell choir during a two-week tour that will include a performance at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
The free concert on the Millennium Stage in the Kennedy Center's lobby is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday and will be broadcast live on the center's Web site. The Kennedy Center concert is just one of 12 performances scheduled for the Ringers in several states.
Of course, Lawrence residents can hear the bell choir most of the year at the Plymouth Congregational Church, where it is the premiere bell choir. It's always a treat to hear the choir and witness the dedication of its 24 members - who range in age from 13 to 18 - to the exacting group art of ringing bells. The bell choir now is directed by Bill Kelly, whose mother, Barbara, founded the choir at Plymouth 32 years ago.
Congratulations to the Plymouth Ringers. Lawrence is proud to be represented by such an accomplished group of young musicians.