Under the Direction of David Lipps

Come and enjoy music from the woeful sounds of “Song for the Unsung Hero” to fun songs like “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” and “I Love a Piano.” Additional selections include music from that era, as well as other choral pieces and will be shared by the chorale, soloists or small group ensemble.

Our veterans will be honored as well as the commemoration (to the day) of the signing of the armistice on November 11, 1918 that marked the official end of World War I.

Come and enjoy an afternoon of patriotic song as well as some razza ma tazz!


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.