An international performer of spellbinding power

On Stage

Ann enthralls and inspires with her rich, four octave voice, dramatic presence and soul-stirring music.


Ann’s insightful books, award-winning film work and varied TV appearances draw a growing fan base.

In Person

Ann’s life-affirming workshops and keynote talks encourage and motivate people to heal, to sing and to grow.

Ann by Numbers

316 songs, 10 albums, 30+ North American/International concert tours … and more



When I am singing, something powerful and transcendent connects me with others in a beautiful way.

Composer and Librettist

I love writing music and lyrics because they keep me growing and discovering what really matters.

Author and Storyteller

Stories have a life of their own. They trouble, inspire, teach and touch us to see the world with greater awareness.


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Trading a Gun for a Guitar Benefit Concert

I am thrilled to join my sister Jane and the brilliant group of musicians she has brought together for a concert that will help change lives. The thought of children being forced to bear arms and commit unspeakable acts of violence is heartbreaking. Thankfully, people like Fazineh Keita and Ava…

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Ann, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Pierre Trudeau
Dining with the Queen

On the day that I was dine with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, as the date of Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, I was in rehearsal for a play. “Don’t worry about sending a car for me,” I had told the prime minister. I would simply…

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Ann with the participants of an Everyone Can Sing Workshop, September 2016
The Truth of the Moment

I was beside myself with terror. I had been invited to facilitate a workshop on singing at Hollyhock Farm, a centre of learning, connection and culture on Cortes Island, British Columbia. However, I had never done anything like that before and didn’t know where to even begin. Ann with the…

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Tunisian beach
From Tunisia to Kairos

I had been travelling for over three years and didn’t know whether I would ever return to singing. Then, in the city of Tunis, where I was spending a few days, a remarkable experience showed me that power that music has to reach beyond prejudice, fear and alienation. A memorable…

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Love at Second Sight
Ann Sings at SFU Film Premiere Event

An Evening of Storytelling and Film Thu, September 8, 2016, 7:00 PM | Doors at 6:30 PM Where: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St. Free: RSVP HERE Love at Second Sight is a 25 minute film that transforms attitudes about appearance and encourages acceptance of self…

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Everyone Can Sing - Marginal Arts
Everyone Can Sing: Workshop in Summerland, Sept. 2, 2016

The inaugural Marginal Arts Festival, inspired by George Ryga, is taking place in beautiful Summerland, BC, September 1 to 4. I hope you can join us! George was the gifted playwright who gave the world THE ECSTASY OF RITA JOE. His seminal play opened peoples’ eyes to the reality that…

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