A project of CULTURAL ALLIANCE OF YORK COUNTY
The York County Junior and Senior Honors Choirs appreciate your support as we share beautiful choral music with York County, PA!
Since the first concert in 1999 for the 250th Anniversary Celebration of the founding of York County, PA, the York County Honors Choirs have celebrated the county's rich diversity through the voices of its youth. The choir's great success during the supposed one-time performance inspired Director Randy Yoder and the Advisory Board to establish a permanent choir of students in 10th, 11th, and 12th grades from the many school districts of York County. Now known as the York County Senior Honors Choir, this group has received accolades for its fine performances to audiences in a variety of venues each year, including York County, Washington DC, New York City, and beyond. The Honors Alumni Choir has toured in England and performed in Canterbury Cathedral, Christ Church, Oxford and the York Minster.
In 2002, Director Donna Knott founded the Junior Honors Choir, for students in the 7th, 8th, and 9th grades from throughout York County. This Choir, 100+ singers strong, has received high praise for its singing, and they were selected to perform at the Navy Academy Chapel, the 2010 ACDA Eastern Division Conference in Philadelphia, and invited to sing for the Music Education Department of Penn State University.
Today, both of these Choirs plus two smaller performance ensembles (Concorde and Synergy) serve as choral ambassadors of York County, presenting up to 20 concerts annually.