UPCOMING CONCERTS!

SUNDAY MAY 4, 4:00 PM
ST. GEORGE'S ANGLICAN CHURCH
3909 ST. GEORGE'S LANE, SAANICH
ADMISSION BY DONATION. DONATIONS IN SUPPORT OF YOUTH LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, THE SORRENTO CENTRE.

SUNDAY, MAY 25, 7:30 PM
UNITARIAN CHURCH OF VANCOUVER
49TH & OAK, VANCOUVER
$20 AT THE DOOR, OR AT BRIANTATE.BROWNPAPERTICKETS.COM (TICKETS GO ON SALE AT 8 AM ON APRIL 25TH)
A BENEFIT IN SUPPORT OF THE WORK OF THE REFUGEE COMMITTEE OF THE UNITARIAN CHURCH OF VANCOUVER.
RECEPTION TO FOLLOW.



WELCOME

Thanks for visiting Brian Tate Music. Brian is a Vancouver-based vocalist, composer/arranger, pianist, percussionist, choir director, and educator. This site contains information about his current performance projects, workshop offerings, and the choirs he is directing. On the Music page, you will find a list and description of some of Brian's choral compositions and arrangements.

Having experienced Brian Tate's musical leadership and musicianship on a number of occasions, I can testify that he brings exceptional energy and passion to the task. Brian doesn't just provide musical leadership. He becomes the music, embodying the message of peace, justice, and love in a way that is positively contagious. This is a man of deep integrity, whose music is driven by a deep purpose of personal and social transformation.
--Bruce Sanguin, Author


HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING? began with the idea of giving a performance as a way of marking the occasion of my upcoming 60th birthday. I was drawn to the idea of doing a concert of songs that I love, and that have had special meaning for me throughout my life and career. In addition to including songs that I had performed many times, I also wanted to challenge myself with new material that I have always wanted to perform. The two musical styles that have had the greatest influence on me are classical and jazz, and since they are rarely heard together, I thought this would make for an eclectic and unusual program. Part of the joy of this process has been in selecting and exploring the music; the other has been collaborating with my brilliant and versatile long-time colleague, pianist Michael Creber. Rehearsing these songs together and bringing them to life has been such a rich and joyous experience, and I am very grateful to Michael for joining me on this amazing journey. We hope you enjoy the music as much as we do!