Anne Frank’s Diary to be Delivered to Musical Life

(Picture courtesy: Ottawa Choral Society)


The Diary of Anne Frank is a stark reminder of the tough penalties of battle and the harmless lives that are adversely affected by it. The historic doc was written between 1942-44 and tells Anne’s story as a younger Jewish woman hiding from the Nazis along with her household.

The Ottawa Choral Society wrote on their web site, “From the grim confinement of her household’s hiding place, she composed a shifting account of her battle to stay, in addition to an affirmation of the important great thing about existence.”

Composer James Whitbourn’s “Annelies” brings to life an adaptation of the diary of Anne Frank by means of a large-scale choral work written in 14 actions, with lyrics by Melanie Challenger. Performing alongside Ottawa’s symphonic refrain will probably be Aline Kutan (soprano), Ross Edwards (clarinet), Marjolaine Lambert (violin), Timothy McCoy (cello) and Andrew Tunis (piano).

The one efficiency will happen at 3 p.m. on March 6, 2022, at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 20 Fairmont Ave., Ottawa. Guide your tickets right here.

Andrew Hon, Affiliate Director of the Ottawa Choral Society, commented: “The Choral Society is delighted to current this glorious work for the primary time in Ottawa. This will probably be solely our second stay efficiency for the reason that partial leisure of COVID well being protocols, and we consider the musical portrayal of Anne’s struggles in seclusion along with her household will resonate with pandemic-weary audiences.”

“Our experiences can’t after all be in comparison with the human toll of the Holocaust. But a story of how the human spirit can prevail within the worst isolation strikes a compelling chord in our COVID-afflicted occasions. Anne wrote not solely of her battle to outlive, but in addition of the important great thing about existence.”



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