Symphonic chorus memorializing Anne Frank – March 8

by beth on February 26, 2015

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Next week, the Assabet Valley Mastersingers are holding a special performance in town. The group’s March concert will be held Sunday, March 8, at 3:45 pm, at St. Mark’s School.

AVM singers will be looking to move the audience as they honor Anne Frank’s writings. The concert will be the first full symphonic performance of Annelies in New England:

The first major choral setting of Anne Frank’s remarkable and perceptive observations during her family’s fearful hiding in wartime Amsterdam provides an extraordinary experience, thanks to the collaboration of librettist Melanie Challenger and composer James Whitbourn.

Soprano Susan Consoli and the Westborough-based Shir Joy Chorus, directed by Wendy Damoulakis, will join in concert with the orchestra, Assabet Valley Mastersingers, and Artistic Director Robert P. Eaton.

To better appreciate the concert and the girl who inspired it, there will be a special presentation before the show:

At 3:00 pm preceding the performance Dr. Joshua Jacobson, one of the foremost authorities on Jewish choral music, Professor of Music at Northeastern and Founder/Artistic Director of the renowned Zamir Chorale in Boston, will provide a virtual tour of the Frank family’s secret hiding place, discuss the concept of memorializing victims of the Holocaust through music, and preview musical themes and context for Annelies.

Tickets cost $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and students. Children 6-12 can attend for free with a paying adult, but they must get a ticket. (To coordinate that email manager@avmsingers.org.)

You can purchase tickets in advance for a $3 discount at one of the following locations through March 5th:

  • English Garden Florist, Southborough
  • Robinson Music Co., Westborough
  • Shattuck Pharmacy, Northborough
  • Serendipity, Hudson
  • Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union, Shrewsbury
  • Main St. Cafe, Marlborough
  • Joy-Den Jeweler, Marlborough

Full price ickets may also be purchased online by visiting www.avmsingers.org.

(Image from AVM newsletter)

Updated (3/5/15 1245 pm): I mistakenly had typed Saturday instead of Sunday. It is Sunday, March 8.

1 Rachel March 5, 2015 at 11:47 AM

I believe it is on Sunday, not Saturday.

2 beth March 5, 2015 at 12:45 PM

March 8 is Sunday – correct. Thanks for catching the typo.

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