Ann by Numbers

young ann with guitar

Public Appearance #1, at the legendary Bunkhouse in Vancouver, BC. Who could have guessed what life had in store for me?

10    Albums
316    Songs written
4    Octave vocal range
3    Full-length musicals created, written and composed
1    Memorable lunch, seated with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Bishop Tutu
26    Pieces of African art on display throughout the house
2    Foundations co-founded
1/2 billion  World-wide audience, Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony
1    Husband (the late jazz flutist, Paul Horn)
422    Performances in ‘Jacques Brel’ – Vancouver, New York and elsewhere
12    Third World children personally sponsored
5    Countries lived in (South Africa, Canada, Lebanon, France and USA)
1    Book written, 1 book co-written (with John Robbins)
30,000  People who saw Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris at the Arts Club Theatre in Vancouver
8    Ballet, opera and film scores written
4    Number of times meeting Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
5    Children (one son, two stepdaughters, two similar-to-Ann-in-age stepsons)
1    Investiture as a Member of the Order of Canada
30    Average daily use of the word “love”
4   Months working with Mother Teresa and the Sisters of Mercy (Calcutta)
74    Countries visited
5    Ideal number of musicians in backup band
3    Months spent riding a bike through France and Italy
5    Average number of bracelets worn daily
30    Years delivering ‘finding your voice’ workshops
5    One-woman show tours of North America
10    Symphonies performed with in North America and Europe
2    Years living aboard a boat
316    Nights sleeping in the wilderness (alone or with pet dog)
7    Years giving palliative workshops in Europe and North America
Hugs to all the amazing collaborators on projects through the years