York County Honors Choir product of proud moment – 17/31 iconic images


The York County Honors Choir performs as part of festivities in conjunction with the 250th anniversary of York County in 1999. Background posts: The Cassimatises: ‘Builders and Heroes,’ Part I; Research offers insights about York County’s trolleys and ‘We would ‘hex’ them if they ignored us’.

Continuing the series of telling York County, Pa.’s, history through images: … .

In clear view: The York County Honors Choir sings in a performance soon after its creation in 1999. The choir is made of up students from high schools throughout York County.
Behind the scene: The honors choir continues to perform today, the most visible legacy of the massive 250th anniversary of York County. The county was founded in 1749, the fifth formed in Pennsylvania and the first west of the Susquehanna. That goes back a bit and bears a mother lode of history to celebrate. So the sesquicentennial committee went all out in sponsoring the birthday party. The honors choir performs concerts of its own and is increasingly teamed with other youth arts organizations for concerts.

Further details
: Another legacy of the anniversary is the three-volume “250th Chronicles,” a compilation of York Daily Record, York Sunday News and York Dispatch articles on achievers in York County’s first 250 years. The volumes are available via the York County Library System.
Posts in this series:
400 years ago, John Smith explored Chesapeake Bay – 1/31 iconic images
Declaration signer James Smith tops York County patriot list – 2/31 iconic images
Going to market a longtime York County pastime – 3/31 iconic images
William C. Goodridge: From slavery to success story – 4/31 iconic images

Rebs’ short York visit creates long memories – 5/31 iconic images
Artist Horace Bonham captured everyday life – 6/31 iconic images
York County farm vs. factory tension relieved in overnight raid – 7/31 iconic images
York County stood firmly behind Allies on all fronts in WW II – 8/31 iconic images
Downtown thrived in post-WW II York – 9/31 iconic images
After WWII success, Farquhar sells assets to out-of-town outfit – 10/31 iconic images.
Sears, York County Shopping Center in the middle of things – 11/31 iconic images
Three Mile Island emergency indelibly written into memories – 12/2 iconic images.
People of varying religious groups founded York County – 13/31 iconic images
President Reagan: ‘Harley is back and standing tall’ – 14/31 iconic images
York’s mayor: ‘We are no longer unprotected’ – 15/31 iconic images
Grange Hall represented past way of York County life – 16/31 iconic images.
York County Honors Choir product of proud moment – 17/31 iconic images.
Meeting of riot victims brought hope for racial accord – 18/31 iconic images.
Property rights foundational factor in Lauxmont dispute – 19/31 iconic images.
New baseball diamond serves as York cornerstone – 20/31 iconic images
Season 2 of York’s campaign to come back – 21-23 of 31 iconic images
York on knees as its men storm Normandy beaches – 24-25 of 31 iconic images
One image illustrates two long-neglected subjects in York area – 26-27 of 31 iconic images
Images explain changes in York County factories, farms – 28-29 of 31 iconic images
York County still home to unvarnished beauty – 30/31 iconic images
Latinos most recent migrant group to call York County home – 31/31 iconic images
For additional iconic photos of York County, see this blog’s iconic photo category.
To see the full series of iconic photos in a special York Daily Record/Sunday News publication, click here.

About Jim McClure

Editor of the York Daily Record/Sunday News, ydr.com and its many digital products. Journalism/history blogger: yorktownsquare.com. Author or co-author of seven York County, Pa., history books.
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