Millions have read The Diary of Anne Frank and have been struck by the beauty and resilienceof the human spirit during horrible and inhumane times. Composer James Whitbourn has created a concert piece for soprano solo, chorus and orchestra inspired by Annelies [Anne] Frank’s famous diary. Annelies is a 75-minute choral work in 14 movements with libretto translated and compiled by Melanie Challenger from The Diary of Anne Frank. This will be a powerful and gripping concert that will be moving for audiences and performers, alike. Our Annelies performances will coincide with Holocaust Remembrance Day 2015 and the National Days of Remembrance.