Union City Community Chorale
under the direction of David Lipps

“Shamrocks, Shillelaghs, Shenanigans”

Sunday, March 17th, 3:00pm
First Congregational Church in Union City

With Special Guest Musicians
Crescendo Fiddlers
Adults - $8, Seniors & Students - $6, Family Ticket - $20.

Joining the Chorale will be guest musicians “Crescendo Fiddlers” to add to the “All Things Irish” theme. The group includes not just violins, but violas, guitar and bass. The fiddlers, under the direction of Joanna Steinhauser, come from the Crescendo Academy of Music of Kalamazoo.They will share their Celtic fiddling styles, but have music from other cultures also in their repertoire. Its membership spans multiple generations with ages currently ranging from seven to seventy. They enjoy sharing their folk fiddle music of varied styles in varied venues. The Chorale will share traditional Irish Folk Songs as well as songs that enhance its St. Patrick’s Day concert. The Chorale consists of vocalists from Union City and surrounding areas. Tickets for Sunday’s concert may be purchased at the door.


Since its beginning in 1999, the Chorale has presented numerous concerts throughout the community. The chorus has collaborated with a variety of organizations, including the Battle Creek Community Chorus, the Hastings Community Band and the Concentus Vocal Ensemble of Kellogg Community College. Their purpose is to harmonize and have fun, learn good vocal techniques and share their efforts with the community.

The chorale meets twice a year for a minimum of eight rehearsals, at which time they prepare several selections to be performed at their Annual Spring and Fall show.  Singers of all ages are invited to just show up and try us out.  Reading music is helpful but is not a requirement.  All voices are needed.

Dues are $50 per season.  They are used to purchase music and pay for our director and accompanist.  Rehearsals are held on Sunday evenings at Union City First Congregational Church (410 N.Broadway, Union City) 400 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Be sure to watch this web page or Facebook for details on upcoming seasons.  We're looking forward to seeing you soon and don't forget to bring a friend. 


David was born and grew up in Niles, Michigan. After graduating from Niles High School, he went to Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. His major was Church Music with pipe organ as principal instrument. Following graduation, David embarked on a full-time career in church music, including directing graded vocal choir programs, handbell choirs, recorder ensembles, and staging many children’s and youth musicals.

David was Organist/Director at First United Methodist Church in Battle Creek for 21 years. He taught music at Battle Creek Christian School and a Montessori school near Ann Arbor. He has been on the faculty at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp during the Suzuki Piano Sessions for 29 consecutive years and has taught private piano and organ lessons throughout the years. He has served as Director of Music and Organist at Trinity Lutheran Church in Battle Creek for the last 11 years.