Asheville’s premiere monthly organ concert series, featuring Tate Addis,
held every first Tuesday of the month at 12:05 p.m.
Proudly sponsored by the Academy of the Arts at First Baptist Church of Asheville
Around the world, especially this year, the longing for hope and peace in this season will be ablaze in every home and heart. Music will once again express those deep longings, perhaps nowhere more beautifully than in the homes, churches, and concert halls of Germany. This Bach’s Lunch concert will celebrate the unique traditions of this country which has given the world so many of its cherished holiday sights and sounds. Join Tate Addis on Tuesday, December 1 at 12:05 pm for a virtual livestream available on this webpage or our YouTube channel. Recording will be posted on the AFTA website 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.