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Annelies - James Whitbourn

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of Anne Frank’s death and the end of the Second World War

As long as this exists, this sunshine and this cloudless sky, how can I be sad?
— Anne Frank

St John’s Cathedral, 4-8 Garden Road, Central

Josephine Li

Die Konzertisten

Instrumental Ensemble
Sze-chun Young (Clarinet)
Gary Ngan (Violin)
David Wong (Cello)
Alexander Wong (Piano)

Felix Yeung

Seat Reservation and House Programme
$180, $100 (concessionary)

Unallocated seating on a first-come-first-served basis

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Annelies is a contemporary choral work named after Annelies Marie Frank, better known as Anne Frank and set based on her personal wartime records in her compelling The Diary of a Young Girl.

Anne Frank was a teen writer, who went into hiding during the Holocaust as a Jewish girl in the Second World War, journaling her observations and feelings during her 2 years confinement in a secret annex in Amsterdam before she was sent to a concentration camp where she died in 1945, only weeks before the end of the war. The insight and maturity she displayed in her diary when she wrote about war, humanity and her own identity and her tireless human spirit and courage despite the horrific circumstances are beautifully transformed into a powerful and moving choral masterpiece.

To commemorate the 70th Anniversary of Anne Frank’s death and the end of the Second World War, Die Konzertisten will give the Hong Kong premiere of James Whitbourn’schamber version of Annelies on 18 April 2015. This exquisite collaboration of Whitbourn’s music and Anne’s words performed in the spiritual atmosphere of St. John’s Cathedral will be a memorable and inspiring experience.

Supported by
Centennial college, HKU
Hop Yuen Charity Foundation Fund

Die Konzertisten acknowledges with thanks the participation of Alexander Wong, pianist, made possible by Musica Viva Limited.

Earlier Event: 6 February
​Vivaldi Gloria