Annelies, James Whitbourn’s internationally acclaimed choral setting of The Diary of Anne Frank with Arianna Zukerman, Bharat Chandra, Lincoln Trio, Westminster Williamson Voices, Conductor James Jordan at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, April 26

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April 2, 2014

                    Contact: Laura Grant
                    Grant Communications
                     978.208.0552; 917.359.7319
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Soprano Arianna Zukerman
Clarinetist Bharat Chandra
The Lincoln Trio
The Westminster Williamson Voices and Conductor James Jordan
James Whitbourn’s Annelies
New York City Premiere

April 24, 2014 Annelies: A Conversation with the Artists
6:30 PM Lowenstein Auditorium, Temple Emanu-El
10 East 66th Street, New York City

April 26, 2014 Annelies: Concert Performance
8:00 PM Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

New York, NY- Annelies, James Whitbourn’s internationally acclaimed choral setting of The Diary of Anne Frank receives its New York City premiere at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts this April 26, 2014 by an internationally and nationally renowned ensemble of artists:  soprano Arianna Zukerman, clarinetist Bharat Chandra, The Lincoln Trio, and The Westminster Williamson Voices led by choir conductor James Jordan. On April 24, two days prior to the concert, the composer, conductor and soprano soloist participate in  a special cross town event at the Lowenstein Auditorium, Temple Emanu-El, featuring a moderated discussion about the GRAMMY nominated work and including a Q & A with the audience.

A limited number of free tickets are available to Holocaust survivors and World War II veterans (call 480-269-7652). 

Annelies was commissioned by the Jewish Music Institute of London, and premiered at a royal commemoration of the 60th anniversary of Holocaust Remembrance Day in 2005. Mr. Whitbourn, with his librettist, Melanie Challenger, was given unique access to the Anne Frank Foundation and support from the surviving family to use the Diary.

Tickets to the April 26 concert ($35 – $75) can be purchased at

Tickets to the April 24 event (General $15; $10 students and seniors) can be purchased by  calling (480) 269-7652  or visiting

(Temple Emanu-El members call 212 744-1400 ext. 311).

Selections of the GRAMMY nominated (Best Choral Performance) critically acclaimed 2013 Naxos recording of Annelies, which features the performers in the April 26, 2014 Lincoln Center concert, will also be played as part of the April 24 event.

Music Web International has praised, “This is timeless music, setting extracts from the diaries of Anne Frank. …for me it joins Britten’s War Requiem and Tippett’s A Child of our Time as a major work bewailing the inhumanity of twentieth-century man to man, though it’s very different in tone from either of them. The music is uplifting, yet never in such a way as to draw attention to itself from the words of Anne Frank – with one brief exception, describing the fate of the family, everything here comes from her. Performances are exemplary.”  

Artists’ biographies attached. Click here.

Laura Grant, Grant Communications
978.208.0552; 917.359.7319; [email protected]  

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