Follow the Star with Tennessee Backporch

Once again the Benedictine Sisters were treated to the Tennessee Backporch dress rehearsal for their upcoming holiday concert: Follow the Star. Tennessee Backporch, Erie’s “premier variety band,” welcomes additional musicians for this special production. The show, created by Chris and Julie Moore, founding members of the band, showcases a number of original songs, many by Chris himself, as well as creative arrangements of familiar Christmas songs.

“Chris and Julie said how pleased they were to be able to perform here for us but the pleasure was surely ours,” shared Sister Anne Wambach, prioress, who made a cameo appearance in the program playing her oboe as part of one of the songs. Sister Marilyn Schauble added, “It was simply amazing. This group is so talented and so willing to share their gifts. They work hard and well together and it was obvious that they enjoyed giving what we enjoyed receiving. This is one Christmas Program you don’t want to miss!"

Follow the Star will begin its Christmas tour on Sunday, December 6. Times, places and ticket information for the four performances can be viewed through the online schedule or see below. Tickets will be sold at the church offices ahead of time or at the door before the concerts. Ticket information is available by contacting the specific venue.

Friday, December 6
7:00 PM
South Harborcreek United Methodist Church
7829 McGill Road, Harborcreek, PA 16421

Sunday, December 8
4:00 PM
St. Gregory Church
48 South Pearl Street
North East, PA 16428

Friday, December 13
7:00 PM
St. Jude Church
2801 W. 6th Street
Erie, PA 16505

Thursday, December 19
7:00 PM
St. Francis Xavier
8880 Main Street
McKean, PA 16426