James Whitbourn's Annelies

James Whitbourn's Annelies


The Choral Setting of the Diary of Anne Frank

Westminster Williamson Voices
Elin Manahan Thomas, soprano
Jamie Campbell, violin
Cara Berridge, cello
John Slack, clarinet
Libby Burgess, piano
James Whitbourn, conductor

Annelies has been praised by critics worldwide as ‘music of great beauty’ (Gramophone) and as a work of ‘such tender respect it's almost impossible to hear without tears’ (The Observer).

2019 marks the 90th anniversary of the birth of Anne Frank. James Whitbourn is the only composer to be granted permission to set the words of her extraordinary and brilliant diary entries within a full-length choral work. Now one of the most performed large-scale choral works, Annelies has received noted performances at New York’s Lincoln Center, Washington National Cathedral and at many other venues in the USA, Canada, Israel, New Zealand and throughout Europe.

The GRAMMY-nominated choir Westminster Williamson Voices combine under the direction of the composer with the renowned British soprano Elin Manahan Thomas, who sang to a worldwide audience earlier this year at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The superb acoustic of SJE Arts Oxford is the perfect setting for this beautiful and poignant music. 

Duration: 1 hour 30mins with no interval

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  • Such tender respect it's almost impossible to hear without tears.
       
    The Observer
  • Music of Great Beauty
       
    Gramophone

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