Tribute from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra to perform at Tibbits


Experience the magic of the holidays in Trans-Siberian-Orchestra style as the Siberian solstice returns to Tibbits for a 7 p.m. Christmas musical concert on December 18.

Last seen on the Tibbits stage in December 2019, Siberian Solstice offers a Christmas show with music performed in the style of the nationally renowned Trans-Siberian Orchestra. With over 10 million albums sold, TSO has inspired generations of fans to rediscover the multidimensional art form of rock opera. Along the way, they became one of the best artists in the world, with Billboard magazine naming TSO one of the best touring artists of the past decade.

Enhanced by lighting and video, Siberian Solstice will feature traditional Christmas music and classical pieces presented with a rock feel using electronic keyboards, drums and guitars. Siberian Solstice has eight members on stage to faithfully reproduce the TSO style. The Ohio touring group includes founding member Dave Coonrod on bass, Dave Deal and Marie Moore on keyboard, Chuck Mauk on percussion, Jamie Blank as narrator, Mary Jackson and Jenn (Britsch) Shook on vocals, Garnet McGladdery on guitar and vocals and Kevin Peters on guitar. All are accomplished musicians with extensive recording and performance experience.

Tickets for the Siberian Solstice range from $ 10 to $ 25, with discounts available for Tibbits members. Generously sponsored by Longstreet Living, it will be held at the historic Tibbits Opera House, 14 S. Hanchett St in Coldwater, MI. The doors to the halls, art gallery and Ghost Light Bar will open at 6 p.m., with seating from 6.30 p.m.

Plans for the band’s homage to Tibbits 2022 entertainment series concerts, the comedy festival and more are being finalized. Since the theater opened in 1882, traveling artists have been offered to the community. Tibbits continues the tradition with a season of concerts, cultural events, films and other programs for all ages.

Additional information and tickets for the Siberian Solstice and all other events at Tibbits can be found on Tibbits.org, by visiting the Tibbits administrative offices at 93 W. Chicago St. in Coldwater, or by calling 517.278.6029 .


Corina C. Butler