The sanctuary choir of First Baptist Church, 6501 S. Hazel St., will host a Good Friday presentation entitled “Behold the Darkness” by Benjamin Harlan at 7 p.m. Friday, April 19.


“Tenebrae (pronounced tén-eh-bray), the Latin translation for ‘shadows,’ is a service of darkness that commemorates the suffering and death of Christ, and is based on an ancient service, dating from the eighth century,” according to a news release. “This unique, narrated musical service represents the darkness that fell over the earth as the Son of God was crucified.”


“This service of worship will be solemn. We request that you enter the sanctuary in silent meditation. This is the night on which Christ died to save us from our sins. Let us show reverence and awe in the face of such sacrifice. As the service closes, we also ask that you leave the church in silent reflection,” according to the release.


The program is free and the public is invited to attend. Details: 870-534-4741.