Bach’s Lunch

Asheville’s premiere monthly organ concert series, featuring Tate Addis,

held every first Tuesday of the month at 12:05 p.m.

For many, the music of the church and the pipe organ are inseparable. We hope you will join us for a Bach’s Lunch concert showcasing how both have inspired composers across the ages with music based on Great Hymns of Faith. Bach’s Lunch is Asheville’s monthly organ concert series, featuring Tate Addis, held every first Tuesday of the month at First Baptist Church of Asheville. Proudly sponsored by Academy for the Arts. The full 2020-21 Season of Bach’s Lunch is available at​.

“Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” by Craig Phillips
“Prelude on LAND OF REST” by Bernard W. Sanders
“Amazing Grace! How Sweet the Sound” by George Shearing
“Three Southern Harmony Preludes” by Alec Wyton
“Three Hymn Improvisations” by Albert L. Travis
“Nearer, My God, to Thee” by Richard Elliott
“The Joy of the Redeemed” by Clarence Dickinson
Click here for the printable program:​

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

The turning of the calendar is always a time for renewal and joy, perhaps never more than the transition from 2020 to 2021. This Bach’s Lunch concert is a celebration of hope for the year ahead. Featuring works by Baker, Barié, Bossi, and Wiedermann. Join Tate Addis on Tuesday, March 2 at 12:05 pm for a Facebook live stream available on the Bach’s Lunch Facebook page – here. A printable version of this month’s program can be found here. This concert series is proudly sponsored by Academy for the Arts. Recording will be posted on the AFTA website and this page later in the week.

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