Miriam Davidson Conducting

Meet ANNA’s Artistic Director & Staff

Miriam Davidson conducting ANNA Crusis
Photo credit Lori Waselchuk

Miriam Davidson has been Artistic Director of ANNA Crusis Women’s Choir since 2012. She is proud of this thoughtful and passionate choir more than she can say. A multi-instrumentalist/ vocalist, singer-songwriter, author, recording artist as well as choral director, she joined synagogue choir rehearsals with mom and dad at age five. She attended Tyler School of Art at Temple University and Petrie School of Music. As a performer she has toured extensively throughout the US, garnered many awards from both the Folk and LGBTQ communities and has recorded and coproduced eight CDs, several of which have won national awards. She overcame her own performance angst by learning accordion and banjo and playing them both in public.

For the past eight summers, she has led a pick-up choir of seventy people at a Unitarian Universalist summer institute, who, after four short rehearsals, sing their hearts out to a standing ovation crowd. She has directed the Festival Choir at the National Women’s Music Festival, is Music Director at the Unitarian Congregation of West Chester, and Makhelat Micha’el Community Choir at Mishkan Shalom.

She is married to Kim Singleton (their ceremony was on the rooftop of the Atlantic Sands Hotel in Rehoboth, DE during the Sea Witch Festival) and together, they homestead in the Germantown section of Philadelphia.

Photo of ANNAs accompanist Michelle Enos
Photo credit Natalie Clesi

Michelle Enos received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire in 2011 and a Master’s degree from Temple University in 2014, both in piano performance. Their teachers have included Paul Dykstra, Arlene Kies, and Charles Abramovic. Michelle has accompanied and taught at various arts programs in New England and Philadelphia, and was also selected to participate in the Atlantic Music Festival in July 2013. They developed a love for choir music while singing in their undergraduate college choir and chamber singers’ groups, and since then has enjoyed working with choirs both as a singer and as an accompanist. Michelle is a piano teacher to students of all ages and is involved in both collaborative and solo performance in Philadelphia. When not playing or teaching piano, Michelle might be rock climbing, hiking or camping, studying bluegrass fiddle, or organizing house concerts at their home in West Philadelphia.