Paul R. Coate's first album!
PAUL R. COATE – GRAND KNOWING YOU
Paul R. Coate is a professional vocalist and actor in the Twin Cities, and he is recording his first full-length album of musical theatre and opera selections! Thanks in part to a Next Step grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council and the McKnight Foundation, Paul’s recording project will be completed this spring, followed by a summer release. However, as a stipulation of the grant, Paul needs to raise additional funds to complete the project. That’s where you and your generosity can help! Please consider a gift to support the completion of Paul's album.
"One of the songs on the album is my favorite musical theatre anthem 'The Impossible Dream' from MAN OF LA MANCHA. It has been a dream of mine to record some of my favorite songs for the stage, so I am very excited to share this project with you. I hope you'll be a partner in my quest!" - Paul Coate
Titled “Paul R. Coate: Grand Knowing You”, this album features eight vocal/piano tracks including songs from the musicals Chicago, She Loves Me, Evening Primrose, Man Of La Mancha, classical songs by Mozart, Lehar, and Caccini, and an original track with music by Jason Hansen and lyrics by Paul R. Coate. This album features James P. Barnett at the piano, and a special appearance by soprano Sara Ochs.
Paul R. Coate has been celebrated by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune for his “robust tenor” voice. He has performed as a vocalist with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Omaha Symphony, Opera Omaha, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Skylark Opera Theatre, and Angels & Demons Entertainment, and has appeared in productions at The Guthrie Theater, Children’s Theatre Company, Park Square Theatre, History Theatre, and Theater Latte Da, including the national tour of "All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914."
YOU'LL BE HELPING IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE: For every donation given to this project of $10 or more, Paul will be giving $5 to the food pantry he started to help young artists in need at St. Paul Conservatory For Performing Artists.
Just under a thousand dollars has been raised here so far for this endeavor, and I'm so very thankful! I am also happy to report that in addition to the portion of gifts from this page going to serve the Food Pantry at St. Paul Conservatory For Performing Artists, a portion of proceeds from the album upon release will go to SPCPA as well.
Thanks again, and stay tuned for the big album release!
To secure your advanced digital or hard copy of the album, please consider a gift to this campaign. I'm getting closer to my goal, and you can help!