Bio

Tate Pumfrey, from Thamesville, Ontario, is a composer with a strong interest in Catholic sacred music, organ music, chamber works, as well as Gregorian chant and Celtic music. He currently studies in a Master's of Composition at York University in Toronto, Ontario, under the supervision of composer Stephanie Martin. Before that, he completed a Bachelor of Arts at Western University in London, Ontario. Organist-composers Gilles Maurice Leclerc and Rachel Laurin have been mentors over the years, and Tate also studies the pipe organ. He has completed the first of three planned hymnals in collaboration with Australian lyricist-organist Christian Catsanos. In addition to composition, Tate enjoys writing, and he contributes to a music column for Catholic Insight, an online Canadian Catholic magazine. Ultimately, Tate seeks to glorify God and bring people closer to Him through his compositions and looks forward to the musical adventures that God has planned.