York County Honors Choirs, Inc.
PO Box 827 - York, Pennsylvania 17405
717.417.4621   [email protected]
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An annual one-day festival of 5th and 6th grade choral students invited from every school district in York County including public, charter, private, cyber, and homeschools. Students are selected by and register through their school music teacher, church music director, or private instructor.

Teachers and student participants receive five pieces of music selected by the guest conductor approximately three months before the festival. Teachers practice and prepare the students for the festival and the day is spent perfecting the pieces and enjoying the company of other top-level singers from all over York County.

Junior Honors Choir, under the direction of Mrs. Donna Knott, eats lunch and sings with the young students to share their love of music together. The day ends with a concert for family and friends that has been praised as outstanding and exceptional, including a demonstration by the Junior Honors Choir on the male changing voice.

York County Honors Choirs is proud to sponsor this opportunity for teachers and students to meet together to share music education, creativity and a sense of community.

Previous Festival Conductors
​Mrs. Angela Machi Evans
Mr. Shawn Funk
Mr. Nick Holland-Garcia
Mrs. Lisa E. Jaworowski
Mrs. Rachel Batchelor Pollard​
Mr. Steven Schmidt
Ms. Judith A. Shepler

Previous District Hosts
​Central York School District
Dallastown Area School District
Dover Area School District
Eastern York School District
Northern York County School District
Red Lion Area School District
South Eastern School District
Spring Grove Area School District

Teachers may direct questions and requests for registration material to: 
Artistic Director, Mrs. Donna Knott at [email protected]
Artistic Director: Mrs. Donna Knott [email protected]t
2021 York County Elementary Choral Festival
March 27, 2021

After consideration of school district uncertainties, the Honors Choirs staff have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 York County Elementary Choral Festival at Dover Area High School. A tentative date for the 2022 Elementary Choral Festival will be decided around March 2021.

Registration material distributed to 5th and 6th grade music teachers and private instructors in December.