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Sunday, April 24, 2022 at 3:00pm


St. Thomas More Church

8501 Calumet Ave, Munster

 

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Featuring Elizabeth Schleicher


British composer James Whitbourn’s cantata, Annelies, is the first major choral setting of “The Diary of Anne Frank.”  It takes the teenager’s remarkable and penetrating observations, written while hiding in an Amsterdam attic, as the basis for its extraordinary and moving libretto.  Whitbourn’s music for this work has been described as “woundingly beautiful” (The Daily Telegraph).  He reflects sounds of the Westerkerk bells and tunes heard on the radio in the Annex, along with representations of Anne Frank’s Jewish and German heritage, details that add to a score “whose respectful understatement is its greatest strength” (The Times).