David Lipscomb High School Chorus
The Choral Program at Lipscomb consists of students in grades 9-12, and represents a cross section of the student body. The Concert Chorus is an auditioned group of 10th-12th grades that have appeared on the American Choral Directors Association State Choral Festival every year since its inception in 1989. They were selected to sing at the TMEA convention in 2009, which was their 5th appearance at this gathering. The Concert Chorus was also chosen by audition to perform at the American Choral Directors Association Southern Division Conference in the spring of 2003. There is also a Freshmen Chorus. These students get an opportunity to try chorus without an audition.
The chorus has several Compact Disc recordings, including Sing Me to Heaven, Songs of Triumph!”, Gloria!, How Can I Keep from Singing?, Sing to the Lord, and a live recording of the 2008 Final Concert and the 2009 performance at the TMEA Conference. They are available at concerts and from the music department. The choruses perform regularly at area churches in addition to special events on campus and annual choral festivals.
Robert King has been director of choruses at Lipscomb High School since 1984, and is the K-12 Fine Arts Director for Lipscomb’s Campus School. A Past President of the Tennessee chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (TNACDA) and the Middle Tennessee Vocal Association (MTVA), he currently serves as the Repertoire & Standards Chair for TNACDA. Robert is a music minister at Harpeth Hills Church of Christ. He is also director of two community choruses, the Lipscomb University Community Chorus, a non-audition adult chorus open to any interested singers, and the Nashville Youth Choir at Belmont University for High School age singers.