A Hanover music minister is the York Symphony Orchestra's pick for interim conductor of the York Symphony Chorus this season.

Randy Day, who conducts choral and instrumental ensembles at Trinity United Church of Christ in Hanover, will guide the vocal group through the 2013-14 program.

Day has played violin with the orchestra since 2001 and accompanied the chorus for four years, according to a press release from orchestra officials. He has 38 years of choral experience as an accompanist, singer and conductor. He teaches private lessons in piano, violin and voice.

The orchestra also named an interim accompanist for the chorus and York Symphony Chamber Singers group. Jami Paules has been the chamber group's accompanist.

Auditions for the chorus will be in mid-September at Heidelberg United Church of Christ, 47 W. Philadelphia St., York. For an application and instructions, call Donna Snyder at (717) 428-1558.

Concerts: The concert season for the chorus will open with "A Singing Christmas Card" of carols through the centuries and John Rutter's "Gloria" as part of a recurring motif on that song. The concert will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at First Presbyterian Church of York.

The spring concert for the chorus will be titled "Joie de Vivre" and focus on comedy and satire with selections from Gilbert and Sullivan musicals, comic opera, madrigals and more. The concert will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 2014, at Union Lutheran Church in York.


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For more information or tickets, call (717) 846-1111 or visit www.yorksymphony.org.