Award winning soprano Greta Bradman is set to join with the Adelaide Chamber Singers deliver the local premiere of the first major choral setting of Anne Frank’s Diary, Annelies.
Director Carl Crossin explains that the production “explores the emotional journey undertaken by this extraordinary young girl from her first days in hiding until her family’s eventual capture and internment in a concentration camp by the Nazis.” These messages of courage and hope from Anne Frank’s diary have been compiled and translated by Melanie Challenger then combined with James Whitbourn’s thoughtful composition for a solo soprano, chamber choir and piano trio with clarinet, to create Annelies. Crossin notes that “Annelies has already been hailed as one of the most significant choral works of our time and is a truly inspirational work of art.” Bradman, a former member of the Chamber Singers, says she is thrilled to be bringing such a special piece to life with her old troupe in Adelaide. “Annelies is one of the most extraordinary, beautiful, arresting works of our time. It’s not only the incredibly intimate portrayal of Anne Frank using some of her own words (translated into English) – it is some of the most gorgeous choral writing you could ask for,” said Bradman. Read Greta Bradman: From Chorister to Diva Annelies Saturday, June 25 – 6:30pm Pilgrim Church, Adelaide Sunday, June 26 – 3.00pm The Village Well, Aldgate Church of Christ; 54 Strathalbyn Road, Aldgate www.adelaidechambersingers.com