Ann’s Biography – Book Published by Wirrapang

Fandango (Book) – Ann Carr-Boyd – Australian Composers

Ann is a meticulous diarist and a writer of comprehensive lists. Rigorous discipline, then, as well as aptitude, hard work, application, as well as being gifted with talent makes this book compelling reading.

Being blessed with, and in possession of, a creative and independent spirit, Ann would have found it difficult not to ‘work’, paid or otherwise. After all, she has composed over 280 pieces of music, and painted over 80 works of art . Her love and talent for music began at an early age – at the metaphorical knees of her gifted father and uncle. Her love for, and appreciation of, art commenced commensurately – at the knee of her mother, a clever artist.’ Kerry Anderson

“… a particular strength of Kerry’s biography lies in its generous inclusion of anecdotes and commentary from Ann’s colleagues, family members, and friends. This approach guarantees a warmth and liveliness that springs off the page, revealing Ann not simply as an outstanding musical figure but also as a person who relishes interaction, liking few things better than catching up with friends or making new acquaintances.”  Adrian Wintle

Scattered throughout the book are QR codes of tracks from Ann’s CDs which, when using a smart phone, can be listened to and enjoyed.

‘ DOG TALES ‘ Now Showing in the Dougherty Community Centre in Chatswood on April 1st, 2023 and in the Berrima Village Hall on April 15th, 2023.’

‘ DOG TALES ‘ is a show for children set around the piano duets of Ann Carr-Boyd, all about the adventures of a small black poodle who loves to travel and have lots of fun ‘

Percy is appearing in person at his very own show in the Dougherty Community Centre in Chatswood on April 1st, 2023 and in the Berrima Village Hall on April 15th, 2023.’

A kid’s show where you can make friends with the cutest little dog ever as he learns about life in the big wide world

Live in the moment with Percy the little black dog as he explores his environment, tests the unknown and meets some friendly, and not so friendly, folks along the way. He’s not so different from little humans. He learns that the world is a confusing place – sometimes to be brave is to confront your own fear, other times caution is the better way, that it’s nice to help people, and much else. And of course, he loves playing with his toys, running around and just being Percy. Join in with Percy and share the joy.

 

Show runs for 35 minutes. Suitable for ages 2 – 6

April 15 at 1 pm and 3 pm.

Berrima Village Hall, Argyle Street, Berrima

Bookings for Berrima: E. lyndall1906@bigpond.com

Enquiries: 0411 375 821

 

‘ Ann’s music at St Stephen’s Uniting Church, Macquarie Street, Sydney.Friday March 24, 2023 ‘

‘ Ann’s music at St Stephen’s Uniting Church, Macquarie Street, Sydney.

Friday March 24, 2023 ‘

Updated program

Diane Berger (flute) & Sumiko Yamamura (pianoforte)

Mark Quarmby (organ)

[replacing Adelaide Channon (trumpet) at short notice]

American Dream for flute and piano – Ann Carr-Boyd (b.1938)

O Mensch bewein’ dein’ Sünde groß BWV 622 (organ) – J. S. Bach (1685 – 1750)

Elegy (organ) – Paul Fey (b.1998)

Summer Bird for solo flute – Alan Holley (b.1954)

Duo for flute and piano – Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

I. Flowing
II. Poetic, somewhat mournful
III. Lively, with bounce