Annelies: The Diary of Anne Frank
Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 3pm
James Whitbourn: Annelies
One of the most moving and most loved memoirs in history finds new life in a major choral work by British composer James Whitbourn. Come listen to this first authorized choral setting of the riveting, often profound words of young Annelies “Anne” Marie Frank, as she and her family hid in the back of an Amsterdam warehouse during the Holocaust. In Whitbourn’s score, Anne’s interior voice and longings resonate with echoes of the world outside—church bells and popular tunes from the radio mix with instrumental timbres and melodic contours drawn from Jewish traditions. Don’t miss this beautiful, deeply respectful and affecting setting of words that will live forever.
Elissa Alvarez, soprano
Darryl Hollister, piano
Kristina Nilsson, violin
Aristides Rivas, cello
Bruce Creditor, clarinet
About Coro Allegro
Coro Allegro, Boston's acclaimed classical chorus for members, friends and allies of the LGBT community, seeks to affirm, strengthen, and enrich the lives of its members and the broader community through the presentation of outstanding performances of choral music.
Coro Allegro performances have been broadcast on WGBH's "Classical Performances" and brought to national and international audiences through performances at five GALA Choruses Festivals and the Eastern Division Convention of the American Choral Directors Association.
Coro Allegro is the recipient of the 2012 Chorus America/ASCAP Alice Parker Award, which recognizes a member chorus for programming significant recently composed music that expands the mission of the chorus and challenges the chorus' audience in a new way.