FULTON – One of Central NY’s most active Christian Rock bands is gearing up for a new season of its popular passion concert “Tenebrae.”
Telling of the battle between light and darkness, during Christ’s arrival in Jerusalem first appeared at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fulton in 2013.
Since then the presentation has traveled about Central NY adding shows at First United Methodist in Fulton, and Christ Community, Clyde NY, just to name a few.
This year’s show will travel to First Baptist church of Carthage on March 28 and finish at Clyde Baptist Church on March 30.
Both of these are new venues and the band is excited to be taking the show to new audiences.
“Every year we look to new places to bring the show.” said Michael Bolio, bass player and lead vocalist of The Sent Forth. “We never want to leave behind the churches that have welcomed us in the past, but we always hope for new ears to hear the message this show contains. Sandwiched in between those tow shows will be a stop at First United Methodist in Fulton. They have been hosting the show annually since 2014, we always hope they’ll ask us back.”
When he first came up with the concept for “Tenebrae” it was after years of attending Maundy Thursday services at churches throughout Central NY.
“It seemed no matter what church I went to, no matter what the denomination, the services were relatively the same. All of them used the same scriptures and hymns.” Bolio said, “So I thought to myself there has to be a more modern way to tell the story.”
That version of the story premiered on Good Friday 2013, and has been presented every year since.
Utilizing notes from church history classes, books like “Historical Jesus” and “The Chronological Life of Jesus” served as source material as Bolio began to craft the songs and narration that would become “Tenebrae.”
Making up the band for this years run will be The Sent Forth, consisting of Al Weaver on lead guitar and Vocals, Bolio on bass guitar and lead vocals.
Joining them will be Michael R. Smith on drums, Marguerite Beebe and Renee Newton on backing and lead vocals.
Show will be March 28 at First Baptist Church of Carthage, March 29 at First United Methodist Church of Fulton and March 30 at Clyde Baptist Church in Clyde.
All shows are at 7 p.m. and admission is free.
A free love offering for the band may be taken.
Please mark your calendars and join us for “Tenebrae.”