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The New York Treble Singers (NYTS), founded by Dr. Virginia Davidson in 1985, is a professional ensemble of twelve women who specialize in original music, particularly American 20th century, written for treble voices. The past nearly twenty-five years have brought many concerts, educational workshops and performances, and recordings - two CDs and a film soundtrack. Through its performances, the ensemble exploits the crystalline beauty and tensile strength of professionally-trained women's voices.

Look for a grand celebration in May 2010 of the 25th Anniversary of New York Treble Singers and Davidson Singers. If you have participated in any way with NYTS or Davidson Singers in the 25 years, please contact the NYTS office.

Dr. Virginia Davidson avidly promotes the performance of new music. New York Treble Singers' concert programs reflect her goal to premiere as many new works as possible and to honor women composers and writers. The ensemble has presented dozens of world premieres which include works by Linda Dowdell, Elaine Erickson, William Hawley, Mary Jane Leach, Annea Lockwood, Brian Schober, Gregg Smith, Louise Talma and Nancy Wertsch.

New York Treble Singers is currently in residence at New York's Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church. In addition to their regular series of concerts, the ensemble participates in larger community in-school concerts, workshops, master classes and Women's Choir Festivals.

Dr. Davidson has conducted master classes, workshops, and artist residencies. Dr. Davidson is conductor of the Great Neck Choral Society since September 1998 and holds a Doctorate of Music in Vocal Performance from Florida State University. She is also founder and conductor of the Davidson Singers, a touring choir which has visited Austria, Russia, the Slovak countries and the British Isles.

Dr. Davidsonís singing debut in Carnegie Recital Hall has been followed by hundreds of recitals and concerts with prestigious professional groups, including the Gregg Smith Singers and Musica Sacra, in the U.S. and Eastern Europe.

As a conductor, Dr. Davidson developed orchestras in central Florida and presented concerts, festivals and tours in Eastern Europe. Her work in schools includes artist residencies, master classes, workshops and performances. Dr. Davidson is an active composer and has a studio of professional and developing singers.

Dr. Davidson was featured in the seventh edition of International Whoís Who in Music and Musiciansí Directory, published May 2000.

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