Mary Ann Carr and guitarist William Wilson form Duo Ceciliana, offering
the finest in chamber performance. With repertoire ranging from medieval
to contemporary, programs include Love Songs and Lullabies,
French Poetry in Song, and Renaissance Christmas. Past
performances include concert series, home concerts, banquets and
Ann Carr is pursuing a Masters of Music at San Diego State University, where she has performed the roles of Mme. Herze in The Impressario, Carolina in The Secret Marriage, and the title role in a scene from Manon. She also appeared as soloist with the San Diego Master Chorale and San Diego Symphony as Eliza in David Conte's oratorio The Dreamers in 2004. In 2001, Ms. Carr premiered the title role in Teresa Benedicta for SDSU's Opera Theatre, which featured one-act operas written by student and faculty composers.
A first place winner in the 2004 San Diego NATS Competition, Ms. Carr
was also a Musical Merit finalist in 2004 and 2005. In 2002 she studied
performed in Chiari, Italy, with the International Institute of Vocal
Arts, led by William Woodruff. In 2005 she was one of a select group
of singers chosen to study with Barbra Honn in the Rising Star program.
With guitarist William Wilson, Ms. Carr regularly performs song recital repertoire. A lover of diverse genres within classical music, she continues to develop special areas of interest, most notably early music and contemporary art song. Committed to restoring traditional music to the Catholic Liturgy, Ms. Carr also directs a Latin schola and a traditional choir at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church in Little Italy, San Diego.
Wilson holds a Bachelor's of Music in Guitar Performance from SDSU. His professional career includes performing, composing, conducting and recording in a variety of settings. As a soloist he brings Latin and world music influence to classical guitar. His latest CD, Tango for One, explores the contemporary tango of Argentina.
Mr. Wilson has been a member of the Peter Pupping Quartet for the past thirteen years and performs on their two albums Samba Nights and Embarcadero. Media appearances include KPBS radio as well as CBS, FOX, NBC, and KUSI television stations in San Diego. His compositions range among works for symphony, opera, voice, piano, and guitar. At Guitar Sounds Studios in Encinitas, California, he teaches private guitar lessons. Currently Mr. Wilson also serves as Assistant Conductor of the Encinitas Guitar Orchestra, a community ensemble of twenty-five players.