‘ 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.

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

St Judes Musical Association 30-09-2022 to 30-10-2022

Today at 1.15pm
Midweek Lunctime Recital
Romantic Cello
Alyson Broadfoot ( cello ) and Debbie Angus and Ann Carr-Boyd ( piano )
present a program of romantic and tuneful music for cello and piano.

Alyson, Debbie and Ann are three musicians living in the Southern Highlands.  They enjoy the sheer pleasure of getting together to play music.


Dreaming . . . Ann Carr-Boyd
Sicilienne . . .  Mari Theresia von Paradis
Variations on a Rococo Theme . . . Tschaikowsky
Very slow Jazz . . . Ann Carr-Boyd
Lullaby . . . Ann Carr-Boyd
Andante Cantabile Op11 . . . Tschaikowsky
Languido . . . Helen Morris
( Piano duet and cello )

National Braille Music Camp Concert
Friday 30 September 7.30pm
Clubbe Hall Frensham

Sunday 2 October at 3.30pm

Wednesday 5 October at 1.15pm
Emerging Artists Concert

Wednesday 5 October at 1.15pm

Sunday 9 October at 4.00pm
Choral Communion

St Jude’s Chamber Choir
Service Setting: Darke in F
Communion Motet: A Clare Benediction . . . John Rutter

Wednesday 19 October at 1.15pm
Midweek Lunchtime Concert

Brett McKern (Organ)

Sunday 23October at 3.30pm
Pre-Service Recital

John Corley (trumpet)

Sunday 30 October at 4.00pm
Excerpts from “Messiah” (Handel)

St Jude’s Singers and Friends and
The Highlands Sinfonia

Thoroughbass 01/10/2022

A reminder to all about our concert in Sydney coming up very soon. We are revelling in this music which is fresh and very Australian and hope you can join us in a musical tour of iconic places


Remote Places

Come on a musical tour with us to some remote places. We visit magical Lake Argyle in the Kimberleys of Western Australia in ‘Moonrise over Lake Argyle’, dance a solitary tango in the Outback town of Broken Hill in ‘The Royal Exchange’, holiday in the Mediterranean in ‘Six Greek Dances’ and much else in music that soars with melody.
Hear Remote Places through the eyes, ears and imagination of some of our most revered composers – Ross Edwards, Andrew Ford, Diana Blom, Ann Carr-Boyd and Philip Bolliger.
Lucy Cormack (cello), Angus Ryan (cello), Mary Sambell (piano), Diana Weston (harpsichord, piano)
Hester Wilson (voice)

Mosman Art Gallery, Art Gallery Way, Mosman
October 1 at 3 pm
Tickets $35/$30 at the door, cards accepted
0411 375 821

Carmel Vowles – Feedback from the conceert

Thankyou for the opportunity to be a part of this beautiful concert … and to have the composer in our midst was lovely gift.

It was wonderful to see so many people attending and such an enthusiastic response to the beautiful compositions and artists performing. … really wonderful.

Having this gift also offered the opportunity to offer a ticket to a person whose husband has died recently and since has moved into this area.  To  BE in a beautiful space and her now enthusiasm and keenness to attend more concerts has planted a germinating ‘seed’.

Thankyou for benefiting the community through your publications for soulful and uplifting opportunities and experiences and especially for this gift today.

In gratitude,


March 25-28 2021 : Bowral Autumn Music Festival

It is with immense sadness we mourn the passing of the superb Australian soprano, Taryn Fiebig

Those of us who were lucky enough to hear Taryn perform with Acacia Quartet at the June 2019 Bowral Autumn Music Festival Fundraiser were enthralled by her sensational talent, her beautiful nature and her incredible ability to engage the audience with the music.

Taryn’s amazing skill as a music educator was an absolute joy to behold as she encouraged, extended and inspired the local students who were so very fortunate to be able to participate in the BAMF 2020 Voice Masterclass.

Taryn’s generous spirit made an indelible imprint upon all who were part of her extraordinary journey. We send our sincere condolences to Jud Arthur and family as we grieve this immeasurable loss.

Artistic Director, Myee Clohessy and the Bowral Autumn Music Festival Committee.

Please be advised that Concerts 3 and 6 below will feature the splendid lyric soprano Amy Moore together with Acacia Quartet.

Amy Moore sings Five Songs by Peggy Glanville-Hicks arranged for the Acacia Quartet by Ann Carr-Boyd.

March 15 2021 : Portrait of John Martin launch

John Martin 2021

Comments re portrait of John Martin launch at 55 Merrigang Street, 15th March 2021:

From Alyson Broadfoot :
Had a sleep in today. And woke to photos.  All very festive. But the best is your likeness of John. Would love to have seen the texture of the real thing. I think you have beautifully and cleverly captured his active personality and energy. Well done!!! A portrait is such a brave medium. Into the Archibald??
X Alyson

From Amanda Pile :
Hi Ann, I just wanted to thank you and Peter for last night – it was indeed an occasion to celebrate !  I think the painting is wonderful  –  you have captured John’s unique humour, quirkiness, creativity and intelligence.  Again so much generosity on your behalf, so thank you.

From Adrian Wintle ( Wagga ) :
Oh wow! Don’t know how you do it! I mean, capturing John’s quirkish sense of humour. Makes this portrait so much more than a mere likeness – it’s a piece of living tissue. May I add, both you and John look very relaxed and happy. Great stuff!

February 28 2021 : “The Composer Is In The Room”

New Elena Kats-Chernin Commission Opens Steel City Strings 2021 Season.

We’re delighted to announce our anticipated return to stages across the region in 2021 with ‘The Composer is in the Room’ – originally scheduled for 2020.

The program will feature the World Premiere of ‘Cinque Forme d’Amore’ (‘Five Kinds of Love’) by Elena Kats-Chernin, voted the most popular Australian composer in 2019’s ABC Classic’s Favourite Composer countdown. This piece was commissioned by local philanthropist Sue Kirby in memory of her late husband, Judge Jack Goldring.

Also featuring ‘Nothing is Forever’ by Matthew Hindson, Ann Carr-Boyd’s lively ‘Fandango’, Moya Henderson’s spiritual Aboriginal themes in ‘The Dreaming: Utterly Sacred: In Honour of 40,000 Years’; Andrew Ford’s evocative, sparkling ‘Bright Shiners’, and ‘Blue Poles’ (from The Manhattan Epiphanies); and the sublime and deeply moving ‘Elegy in Memoriam Rupert Brooke’ by Frederick Septimus Kelly.

The above images were taken at the concert at Chevalier Performing Arts Centre, Burradoo, on Sunday February 28th 2021. Photos taken by Alyson Broadfoot at the concert “The Composer is in the Room”
Performance by the Steel City Strings
Conductor, Shilong Ye
Leader and Artistic Director, Kyle Little

February 2 2021 : St Jude’s Recital

Alyson Broadfoot (Cello) and Ann Carr-Boyd (Piano)

Introductory work
Prelude from Suite No 2 in D minor for unaccompanied cello . . . J.S.Bach

Lullaby . . . Ann Carr-Boyd
Largo – Sonata No 5 . . . Antonio Vivaldi
Largo ( doloroso ) . . . Antonio Vivaldi
Pavane . . . Gabriel Fauré
Dreaming . . . Ann Carr-Boyd
Spiegel im Spiegel . . . Arvo Pärt

Alyson Broadfoot lives on a beautiful 50 acre property in Robertson –
‘ Wallangunda ‘ – named after the creek which runs in to Belmore Falls.
Alyson’s special love is playing chamber music and she is enjoying her collaboration with Ann.

Ann Carr-Boyd is a composer living in Bowral. In recent years she has renewed her early interest in painting and attends classes at the BDAS.
She is a strong supporter of music in the Southern Highlands and is a patron of the Southern Highlands Symphony Orchestra and sponsor of the bi-annual composing competition held in association with the orchestra.

April 5 2020 : The Composer is in the Room (Bowral)

Having won the 2019 APRA National Award for Excellence in a Regional Area, in 2020 Steel City Strings will continue to enrich our regional communities with the transformative power of live music.

The Composer is in the Room

Sun 29 March 2pm, Nowra School of Arts – Book Now
Sat 4 April 7.30pm, Wollongong Town Hall – ​Book Now
Sun 5 April 2pm, Bowral Memorial Hall – Book Now

Features the world premiere of a new work by Elena Kats-Chernin who was voted number one favourite Australian composer in the recent ABC Favourite Composers countdown.

It is a great honour for our region to premiere this work, which was commissioned by a local philanthropist specifically to be presented in our region by Steel City Strings.

Other Australian works, by Ann Carr-Boyd, Andrew Ford, Moya Henderson, Matthew Hindson and Frederick Septimus Kelly, have also been chosen for their audience appeal.

Download the Steel City Strings 2020 Season Program and Subscription Information