David Ripley is recently retired from 30 years as a member of the Music Department of the University of New Hampshire where he taught Voice and directed the Opera Program and Vocal Arts Project. He is a graduate of Harvard and the New England Conservatory.  For over 40 years he was active as a vocal soloist appearing at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, Boston Symphony Hall, in 49 states and 23 countries. He is delighted to now be connected to the NCC where he now directs the Choir and can offer some of his own songs in worship and praise of God.