COLDWATER – Last seen on the Tibbits stage in spring 2011, the pop vocal group Three Men and a Tenor will make a return trip to the historic Opera House Friday, April 22 with a special school performance in the afternoon and a public performance in the evening.
Great pop vocal music, quick-witted humor, and overall likeability make The Three Men and a Tenor show a unique, unmatched musical experience for audiences. The group has a national touring schedule and has opened shows for entertainment legends like Jay Leno and The Beach Boys. They’ve performed the national anthem to start the NASCAR FireKeepers 400, and had a national PBS-TV special that was shown from Los Angeles to Nashville.
Three Men and a Tenor was formed by Paul Felch, Chuck Colby, Mark Stiles, and Glenn Williams in 1992 when the foursome were all members of the MSU Men’s Choir. Born and raised in different cities in Michigan, the group formed expecting to only sing one song together as added entertainment for a concert for the MSU Choir and Jazz Band concert in Grayling. Now, after 30-years together, they’ve won “The Best Entertainment in Michigan” four times, and presented nearly 4,000 performances, including two performance tours of our US Military Bases and Landstuhl Hospital in Germany, for our troops and their families.
For their appearance at Tibbits, the group will hold a special performance at Tibbits in the afternoon for music students at Coldwater High School, Legg Middle School and Lakeland Fifth grade band. Coldwater Community Schools Superintendent, Terry Whelan says, “I’m excited to work with Tibbits to bring in this amazing group. We really wanted to say thank you to all of our students in the music program, both band and choir, for all of their dedication and perseverance through the last couple of years. They had a lot of additional restrictions during Covid and yet they stuck with it. In honor of their hard work and flexibility, we dedicate this concert to them!”
Three Men and a Tenor have regularly sold-out shows at performing arts centers, theatres, and festivals and fairs including a long history working with schools sharing their love of music and their signature blend of powerful vocal harmonies and feel-good music for all ages.
The group’s most recent recording THREE MEN and a TENOR 25 includes several new songs including a stirring tribute to veterans, A Hero’s Prayer. In every performance, the group performs this song and honors our nation’s veterans. This is a show that will be enjoyed by all ages and people will leaving feeling better than when they walked in and begging for more.
The concert begins at 7pm with doors to the theatre, Ghost Light Bar, and Art Gallery open at 6pm and seating beginning at 6:30pm. Tickets range from $10-15 including fees with a $4 discount for students. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Tibbits.org, stop at Tibbits business offices at 93 W. Chicago St. in Coldwater, or call 517.278.6029. The performance will be held at Tibbits Opera House, located at 14 S. Hanchett St. in Coldwater, MI.