Annelies: A Special Musical Event 

May 3, 2019

Plymouth Church, in partnership with reSound, a Northwest Chamber Ensemble, is honored to present Annelies, James Whitbourn’s stunning full-length choral work with libretto compiled and translated by Melanie Challenger from Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl.

This moving journey is told by Annelies Marie Frank, known to the world as Anne Frank, through the collection of letters and private thoughts recorded in her diary between 1942 and her untimely death in early 1945 at the age of 15 in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. It has nspiring millions of readers since it was first published in Dutch in 1947 by Anne’s father, Otto Frank.

Melanie Challenger’s libretto, set to music carefully and beautifully by James Whitbourn, captures the essence of Anne’s humor, her fears and observations — and her unwavering hope when facing one of the worst horrors the modern world
has endured.

This beautiful and inspiring concert takes place 3 pm, Sunday, May 19, in Plymouth Sanctuary and features singers of reSound, along with soprano soloist Stacey Mastrian, violinist Luis Nenninger, cellist Tim Pizzichemi and clarinetist Beverly Setzer, with reSound’s Founding Music Director Dr. Stephen Marshall-Ward, on piano. Annelies will be conducted by reSound’s Assistant Music Director, Paul Georgeson.

Tickets are now available at All seats are general admission.Tickets are $25 online (available until 24 hours prior to each performance). Tickets will be $30 at the door (cash, check or cards accepted at door).

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