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Framingham: The Back Bay Ringers, one of New England’s leading handbell ensembles, will present its holiday concert featuring traditional favorites, including “Carol of the Bells” and “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” as well as original compositions Sunday, 2 p.m., at Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis St. $15, $14 seniors and students, $8 children under 12. 508-405-2787,

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Waltham: Waltham Symphony Orchestra presents its holiday pops concert, led by conductor Patrick Botti and featuring clarinet soloist Chester Brezniak, the Arlington Elementary Treble Chorus and Chamber Orchestra, and Our Lady’s Academy Children’s Choir in a program featuring Herbert’s “March of the Toys,” Houston’s “Fantasia on Two Hanukkah Themes,” Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, and Anderson’s “Christmas Festival,” Sunday, 3 p.m., at Kennedy Middle School, 655 Lexington St. Free; donations welcome. 781-314-5560, www.walthamsym­

Watertown: One of Boston’s premiere ensembles, Chorus pro Musica, returns to perform its 26th annual holiday concert at the Perkins School for the Blind, where it will be joined by the Perkins Secondary Chorus singing joyous, seasonal classics Monday, 7 p.m., at 175 North Beacon St. Free. 617-924-3434,

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