Paul Tate, Others To Perform Advent Concert
Published: November 27, 2003
ATLANTA—Musician Paul Tate will present an Advent concert on Friday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of Christ the King, 2699 Peachtree Road, NE.
The concert will kick off a mini-tour and will be sponsored by the company “Epiphany Publications” which Tate formed with Deanna Light in 2002. Several local musicians will be featured, including Ken and Elyn Macek, who along with Tate are World Library Publications recording artists.
The concert will feature music from Tate’s CD “Snow on Snow,” as well as Advent and Christmas standards. The tour will include Asheville, N.C., where he will perform at St. Eugene Church on Friday, Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Crossville, Tenn., where he will perform at St. Alphonsus Church on Friday, Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m. All concerts are free and open to the public.
Tate is a graduate of St. Pius X High School in Atlanta and serves at St. Brendan Church, Cumming, as director of music and liturgy. Working with the director’s committee at St. Pius High School, Tate became active in the music ministry his senior year, and still has material from school-wide Masses and retreats. At St. Pius he realized God might be calling him to music as a career. He wrote his first religious song called “I Need You” just as he went off to the University of Georgia.
Tate earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music composition at UGA. He credits his teachers with “pulling the best” out of him and helping him to appreciate the beauty in all kinds of music, “even classical.” He served as a part-time music minister at churches of various denominations while in college, and at this time discovered a calling to write liturgical music for Catholic worship.
In 1993 he attended a national conference of pastoral musicians where he heard the music of fellow Atlantan Ed Bolduc played and sung by thousands of musicians in a large auditorium. “I still remember getting goose-bumps and thinking to myself, ‘Wow, that guy is from Atlanta.’” His good friend Deanna Light then challenged him to write a number of psalm settings over the summer and to submit them for publication. He accepted the challenge and the rest is history.
He has over 50 publications distributed by J.S. Paluch/World Library Publications, and has recorded several CDs. He plans to record a new collection with WLP in the spring, which will feature some newly composed songs for worship, as well as a few well-known songs. Some of Tate’s most popular songs include “Gathered As One,” “In Remembrance of You” and “By the Waters of Babylon.”
For more information about Tate, his CD “Show on Snow” or other recordings with Epiphany Publications visit www.epiphanypublications.com. His CDs are available from J.S. Paluch/WLP at www.wlpmusic.com or at www.amazon.com. For information on the concert at the Cathedral of Christ the King call (404) 233-2145.