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Senior Honors Choir
Randy Yoder is a graduate of Susquehanna University with a Bachelor of Science degree in music education, where he studied piano with Galen Deibler. At Westminster Choir College, he earned a Master of Music Degree in choral conducting, studying with Joseph Flummerfelt, and sang under the direction of Leonard Bernstein, James Levine and Pierre Boulez. At Berklee College of Music in Boston he did additional studies in jazz. Following 35 years as the choral director at Northeastern and William Penn High Schools and teacher of piano and music theory, Randy is currently the Director of Music at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in York, Director of the York County Senior Honors Choir and Concorde Vocal Ensemble, and adjunct professor of piano at York College of PA. He has led choruses in ten concert tours of Europe and Great Britain, and his choirs have performed in Notre Dame in Paris, St. Mark's in Venice, Canterbury Cathedral and the York Minster in England, the National Cathedral in Washington and Carnegie Hall in New York. Randy is a guest conductor for choral festivals, accompanist for numerous vocal recitals and has been awarded an Emmy for Outstanding Music Composition for public television WITF-TV's production of "Historic Pennsylvania." Randy is the Past President of the Pennsylvania American Choral Directors Association.

Michal Buchanan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education with an emphasis on piano from Asbury College in Wilmore, KY studying under the direction of Margaret Therkelsen. At Millersville University she earned a Master of Education degree. Presently she is the Director of Choirs in grades 4 – 12 for the School District of the City of York. Along with being the Resource Specialist for Music, Art and Phys. Ed. for the school district, she has taught general music, public and private piano lessons and directed public school choirs for 32 years. In the past, Michal designed and taught summer music camps for the LIU #12 for 10 years. She has also directed adult and children’s choirs in area local churches. Michal is the Assistant Director and Accompanist of the York County Senior Honors Choir.
York County Senior Honors Choir, now in its 21st year, is an advanced, auditioned community youth choir, comprised of 100 singers in grades 10-12, selected from 20 public and private school districts, homeschools, churches, or voice studios of York County, PA. The choir has received accolades for its fine performances to audiences in a variety of venues each year, including the United Nations, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, St. Patrick's Cathedral, St. Paul’s Chapel, and Carnegie Hall in New York, Canterbury Cathedral and the York Minster in England, Washington National Cathedral, and at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore. Since their first concert in 1999 for the 250th Anniversary Celebration of the founding of York County, the choir has celebrated the county's rich diversity through the voices of its youth.

Concorde Vocal Ensemble is comprised of 25 members chosen by audition from York County Senior Honors Choir. Concorde was chosen from a nationwide competition as one of two high school choirs to perform in the National High School Choral Festival at Carnegie Hall in 2011 and was one of only twenty choirs chosen from ten Northeastern states to sing for the American Choral Directors Association Eastern Division Conference in Providence, RI in 2012. In 2013, the Ensemble joined with Deer Creek Chorale to perform Lauridsen’s “Lux Aeterna” and again in 2015 performing “The World Beloved, A Bluegrass Mass.” The members of Concorde represent their schools as some of the best young musicians in York County, PA.

More than just a choir, this unique collaboration with choral directors, private music instructors, and families from all over York County, gives students the opportunity to share their talents with others who have the same love of music, higher level of dedication, and desire for excellence. As the students return to their home schools and neighborhoods, they serve as leaders and positive role models, and develop an appreciation for community involvement that extends beyond their school years.

York County Honors Choirs is organized and maintained by a volunteer Board of Directors that is responsible for managing the choirs’ operations, fundraising, and marketing efforts. York County businesses, grants, sponsors, and private patrons support the group financially. Please visit our website “Support Us” page to make a valuable donation to the future of our choirs.
York County Honors Choirs YouTube Channel
York County Senior Honors Choir 2018-19
 Senior Choir Directors
Choral Workshop with Dr. James Jordan, professor and senior conductor at Westminster Choir College
All Concert CDs 
See Student Center Page for Registration and Audition Process 
and to register for Senior Honors Choir
Choral Adjudication at Queens College, New York 
Hope Allen, West York *
Amelia Asaro, Dallastown
Garth Barclay, York Suburban
Laura Biscoe, Lancaster Country Day
Caroline Blalock, Central
Danica Brickley, Dover
Galen Brubaker, Red Lion *
Ainsley Buia, Central *
Cameron Cassese, Eastern
Rachel Conklin, Homeschool *
Peter Coté, York Suburban
Alyssa Crane, Central
Daniel Curry, Northern *
Dana Cutti, Red Lion
Owen Davis, Dover
Tyler Deardorff, Dover
Joshua Dietrich, York Catholic
Lydia Eifert, Dover
Anna Feild, Southern
Teressa Fink, Spring Grove
Koby Fink, Central
Sarah Foess, Red Lion
Bevan Fogdall, York Suburban *
Katie Fonda, Central
Aidan Fraser, Central *
Anna Fraser, York Catholic
Emily Gettman, Spring Grove
Oliver Givens, York Suburban
Paige Gordon, York Catholic
Matthew Guadagnino, Central *
Kelsey Hartman, Central
Denver Heim, Dover *
Rachel Helt, Red Lion
James Herman, Northeastern
Brandi Himes, Eastern
Holly Hinchcliff, Central *
Robert Hirko, York Country Day
Marina Hopkins, York City
Madison Horner, Central *
Holly Jacobs, West York *
Isabella Jensen, Eastern
James Johnson, Eastern
Anna Jowanowitch, Eastern
Hannah Katz, Homeschool
Rebekah Kelley, York Suburban
Natalie Kerchner, York Catholic
Corinthia Kessler, Central
Abigail Lamison, Central
Sophia Lange, Central
Elva Li, Central
Hunter Logan, Red Lion
Ann-Marie Long, Dover *
Megan Lutz, Central
Brynn MacDonald, Northeastern
Margaret Mailey, Dover
Juhi Modi, Dallastown
Grace Montgomery, Central
James Moyer, Central *
Myles Naylor, Central *
Kendall O'Keefe, Northeastern
Rebecca Olderich, York Suburban
Jared Olewiler, York Tech
Maura O'Mahony, Central
Corinne Oswald, York Catholic
John Patterson, Homeschool *
Joseph Patterson, Homeschool *
Isabella Perez, Christian School of York
Chloe Reeser, Central
Brenna Richard, Central *
Adam Rilatt, Central *
Rachel Ritchey, West York *
Joseph Rizzuto, York Catholic
Connor Rodriguez, Central
Rachel Rohrbaugh, Homeschool
Addison Sands, Dallastown
Jacob Schmitt, West York *
Nikolaus Schneider, Dallastown
Julia Schroeder, Central
Molly Schroeder, Central
Eric Shelton, Christian School of York
Grace Shelton, Christian School of York
Lauren Smith, Dallastown *
Carson Snelbaker, Dover
Collin Snyder, Dallastown
Julia Sowers, Spring Grove
Aaron Stetter, South Western
Sara Stoolmaker, Dallastown
Nehemiah Stubbs, York Tech
Rachel Toomey, West York
Abigail Trembly, Dallastown *
Julia Warner, Central
Charlotte Weinstein, Dallastown
Sarah Weller, Red Lion
Mikella Wisler, Central *
Jadyn Wojciechowski, Central
Abigail Wood, Eastern
Helen Zardus, Dallastown

* Concorde Vocal Ensemble