Local Christian Band Gears Up For Annual Good Friday Concert

FULTON – One of CNY’s most active and popular Christian bands, The Sent Forth, have been in rehearsals for this years production of “Tenebrae.”

The annual concept concert started 6 years ago, when Michael Bolio, lead vocalist and bass guitar player for the band, attended local Maundy Thursday services.

“Having growing up in the church,” said Bolio, “I had attended many a Tenebrae service over the years and found them to all be very similar. All the same songs, all the same scriptures. I kept thinking there had to be a more contemporary way to tell the story.”

Inspired by the popularity of “Jesus Christ: Superstar” and “The Passion of the Christ,” he set out to compose and script a new retelling of the Passion story. The concert will contain 4 new songs and additional narration.

“We are so pleased that our cast is returning this year. Each and every one of them is a blessing to this effort!” said Bolio when asked about the cast.

Returning this year will be Brian Pringle, narrator and “The Voice of Tenebrae” as well as female soloists/back up vocalists Molly Marie Brown and Marguerite Beebe.

The concert will be on Good Friday April 14 at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Fulton, 1408 State Route 176, across from the junior high school.

Everyone is invited and there is no charge to attend.

A non-perishable food donation is requested for the church food pantry.

For further information, feel free to contact The Sent Forth at [email protected] or the church website at http://www.fultonfirst.org/