Boulder Chorale Presents the Regional Premiere of Annelies

(c) ANNE FRANK FONDS, Basel-Anne Frank, Stichting, AmsterdamUnder the direction of Dr. James Kim, on Saturday May 10th, Boulder’s oldest and largest community chorus, the Boulder Chorale will present “Annelies“, a moving choral work that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit through a musical composition taken from the text of Anne Frank’s diaries. While millions have read “The Diary of Anne Frank” and pondered the beauty and cruelty of our world presented by this young woman, few have had the opportunity to hear the words set to music. With the title of the oratorio, “Annelies“, representing the full forename of Anne Frank, the music will help concertgoers experience her story in a new and unique way.

With “tender respect,” composer James Whitbourn created the “Annelies” oratorio, and the 2005 world premier in London with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra received acclaim and praise.

The seventy-five minute May 10th chorale work is divided into 14 movements and, in addition to the Chorale, will feature a unique combination of solos from clarinet, violin, cello and piano. The Chorale is also thrilled to welcome Soprano Soloist Jennifer Bird-Arvidsson, an Assistant Professor at The University of Colorado.

The regional premier of “Annelies” will take place on Saturday May 10th at 7:30 pm at First United Methodist Church, 1421 Spruce Street, Boulder. Tickets can be purchased at www.boulderchorale.org or contact boulderchorale@yahoo.com for additional information.

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About Beth Parish

Dr. Beth Parish is the Executive Director of the Boulder Chorale, Boulder’s oldest and largest choral organization.

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