NORTH HIGH ALUMNI CHOIR
November 5, 2009
The North High Alumni Choir was formed in 1993 by alumni of Carl Lipke's North High choirs dating from 1954 until his retirement. The Choir rehearses once per week and presents concerts in the spring and during the Holiday season. Their main purpose is to spread the joy of choral music and the gift of song to the North Suburban community.
Carl Lipke has had a widely acclaimed career as a vocal music educator. Carl taught for 40 years, 39 at North St. Paul High School, until his retirement in 1993. Carl was also the director of the 3M Music Makers. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from Mankato State University and his Master of Arts in Music degree from the University of Minnesota. Carl received the 1991 Outstanding Music Educator Award from the National Federation Interscholastic Music Association and in 1995 was elected to the Minnesota Music Educators Association Hall of Fame. In 1998 the National Federation Interscholastic Music Association honored him again with the Citation Award as the National Outstanding Music Educator of the Year and on May 17, 2009 Carl was inducted into the Minnesota State High School League's Hall of Fame.
The Choir is comprised of North High alumni, family and friends.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
the number of people that return year-after-year to hear the Choir perform. The annual Christmas Concert begins the celebration of their holiday season.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
Within a circle of friends, learning to perform fun but challenging music.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
Fun. Talented. Committed.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
Buy great music, pay for storage of that music, pay the director, and print quality concert programs. It could perform throughout the community; touching many through song.
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & The Choir provides me with an opportunity to learn music and share that excitement with others.