The first major choral setting of The Diary of Anne Frank

October 8th, 2016 7:30 PM

James Whitbourn’s Annelies is the first major choral setting of the diary of Anne Frank, which has inspired millions since it was published in 1947. Premiered in London in 2005, Annelies was praised for its “woundingly beautiful” music and an extraordinary and moving libretto that captures Anne’s keen observations and indomitable spirit. It brings the story to life with echoes of church bells, popular music, and with music from Frank’s Jewish and German heritage.

Central United Methodist Church, 27 Church St., Asheville, NC

The Asheville Choral Society wishes to thank the sponsors of this concert:


This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.