Bach’s Lunch

Asheville’s premiere quarterly organ concert series, featuring Tate Addis.

On Tuesday, September 7 at 12:05 pm join us in the Sanctuary. Tate Addis and Academy for the Arts will present a musical tour of Great Britain with works by Bowen, Faulkes, Vaughan Williams, and Walond. Filled with sounds as lush as the British countryside, Green and Pleasant Land is the perfect way to begin our sixth season of Bach’s Lunch. Bach’s Lunch is Asheville’s premiere organ concert series, featuring Tate Addis. Visit to view the complete 2021-22 season.

 Proudly sponsored by the Academy of the Arts at First Baptist Church of Asheville

Tate Addis joined the staff of First Baptist Church as Organist in August of 2015. In this position, he collaborates with the Minister of Music in a comprehensive music program, teaches organ and piano in the church’s Academy for the Arts, directs the Youth II Handbell Ensemble, accompanies the Asheville Youth Choir, and presents a monthly series of organ recitals entitled ‘Bach’s Lunch.’ He also serves as Assistant Director and Accompanist for the Asheville Symphony Chorus.
Prior to coming to Asheville, Tate served for two years as Wilson Family Sacred Music Intern at New York City’s Brick Presbyterian Church. He has also served as organist at the Yale Berkeley Divinity School in New Haven and Second Presbyterian Church in Kansas City.
Tate Addis holds the Bachelor of Music degree from Wichita State University; the Master of Music degree from Yale University; and the Artist Diploma from Oberlin College. His primary teachers were James David Christie, Lynne Davis, and Thomas Murray. Additional studies were with Marie-Louise Langlais and Roman Summereder.
Tate, his wife Laura, and their pet pig Virgil make their home in Asheville.

Previous Bach’s Lunch Programs

Holy Week – April 9, 2020
May 2020
June 2020
July 2020
September 2020
October 2020
December 2020
January 2021
February 2021