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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 31 years. In the past, Michal designed and taught summer music camps for the LIU #12 for 10 years. She is the Chancel Choir director at Yorkshire United Methodist Church in York, PA and has directed other adult and children’s choirs in the York area. Michal is the Assistant Director and Accompanist of the York County Senior Honors Choir.
York County Senior Honors Choir, comprised of 105 students in 10th, 11th, and 12th grades from the many school districts of York County, PA, 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 40 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 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 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 reach out and share their talents with others who have the same love of music and level of dedication in a non-competitive environment. As the students return to their home schools and neighborhoods, they serve as leaders and positive role models, and they develop an appreciation for community involvement that extends far 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.
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Amelia Asaro, Dallastown *
Garth Barclay, York Suburban
Benjamin Beck, Central
Ellen Beechey, Dallastown *
Caroline Blalock, Central
Brian Bogovic, Dallastown
Danica Brickley, Dover
Georgia Brown, Dover *
Galen Brubaker, Red Lion *
Michaela Carey, Red Lion *
Ryan Carpenter, Dover *
Rachel Conklin, Homeschool
Daniel Curry, Northern
Ioannis Dalaperas, Eastern
Tyler Deardorff, Dover 
Noah Dekker, Northeastern *
Kaitlyn DeStefano, Dallastown
Joshua Dietrich, York Catholic
Hunter Eshbach, Spring Grove
Anna Feild, Southern
Koby Fink, Central *
Teressa Fink, Spring Grove
Bevan Fogdall, York Suburban
Katie Fonda, Central *
Anna Fraser, York Catholic
Emily Gettman, Spring Grove
Paige Gordon, York Catholic *
Matthew Guadagnino, Central
Kelsey Hartman, Central
​Sarah Hartman, Central *
Denver Heim, Dover *
Rachel Helt, Red Lion
Jeremiah Hicks, Spring Grove
Brandi Himes, Eastern
Robert Hirko, York Country Day
Marina Hopkins, York City
Madison Horner, Central
Emily Hoster, South Western
Leah Jameson, West York
Isabella Jensen, Eastern *
Catherine Johnson, Eastern
Hannah Katz, Homeschool
Rebekah Kelley, York Suburban
Natalie Kerchner, York Catholic
Grace Kominsky, Northeastern
Jared Korb, Eastern *
Abigail Lamison, Central
Sophia Lange, Central
Olivia Leiphart, Dallastown
Hannah Lewis, Eastern
Elva Li, Central
Hunter Logan, Red Lion
Ann-Marie Long, Dover *
Megan Lutz, Central
Brynn MacDonald, Northeastern
Eamonn Mailey, Dover *
Margaret Mailey, Dover
Augustine Mariche, York City *
Lily Miller, Dallastown
Juhi Modi, Dallastown
​Grace Montgomery, Central
Myles Naylor, Central *
Sophia Nicholson, York Suburban
Kendall O'Keefe, Northeastern
Maura O'Mahony, Central
John Patterson, Homeschool *
Sydney Phillips, Dallastown *
Chloe Reeser, Central
Adam Rilatt, Central
Morgan Rinehart, Spring Grove
Rachel Ritchey, West York *
Connor Rodriguez, Central
Margot Schaumann, York Suburban *
Julia Schroeder, Central
Grace Shelton, Christian School of York
Seth Shields, Spring Grove *
Colin Shreve, Dover *
Quinten Slyder, Dallastown 
Lauren Smith, Dallastown *
Julia Sowers, Spring Grove *
Hannah Stein, The Janus School *
Emma Stoolmaker, Dallastown *
Sara Stoolmaker, Dallastown
Zephaniah Stubbs, York Tech
Rachel Toomey, West York
Trevor Trout, Dallastown *
Timothy Vega, Homeschool
Charlotte Weinstein, Dallastown
Megan White, Dallastown *
Jordan Widdowson, Dallastown
Evan Wiley, York Country Day
Mikella Wisler, Central *
Jadyn Wojciechowski, Central


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