Annelies: Anne Frank's Diary Talk and Concert at the NEC - Free Event

Dear Boston Culture Lovers,

I expect this event to be well attended, therefore it is very important to be on-time.

This is a free event.

The event starts at 7pm, however I want the group to arrive 30 minutes early so we can all meet and try to sit together.

To ensure that we connect, I have scheduled a separate Meetup event before this event around the corner at Panera Bread.

I will be there as early at 5:30pm. The plan is meet you, eat, drink and chat a little before the concert. Just before meeting time (6:30pm), we will leave Panera Bread and walk over to the NEC to meet the other members of the group. If you can attend the pre-event at Panera Bread, please reserve "yes" under this separate Meetup event.

Here is the detailed description for this event:


This season at New England Conservatory, 30+ concerts demonstrate just how vital music is to human struggle, and what revolution in artistic expression sounds like. Programs range from roots music to Beethoven, fight songs to anti-war anthems. Join our year-long exploration of how music speaks truth to power!


Shifting Perceptions:The life and times of Anne Frank

Erica Washburn conducts NEC Concert Choir and Chamber Singers in a work based on Anne Frank's diary, and music written during her lifetime.

The program begins with a series of works that possess beauty that belies the chaotic and violent time in which they were created. The second half of the program will feature the chamber version of Annelies, the first major work to gain notice by British composer James Whitbourn. The libretto compiled and translated by Melanie Challenger is based on The Diary of Anne Frank.

The evening opens at 7:00 pm with a pre-concert talk about the life of Anne Frank and perceptions of her today by NEC liberal arts faculty member James Klein and Erica Washburn. The concert follows at 8:00 pm.

The Program:

NEC Chamber Singers
Ildebrando Pizzetti Tre Composizioni Corali
Darius Milhaud Les Deux Cités, op. 170
Hugo Distler Mörike Chorliederbuch, op. 19
Zoltán Kodály Esti dal

NEC Concert Choir
James Whitbourn Annelies Boston premiere of chamber version


I look forward to seeing you at the NEC.



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  • Jumhoor

    Looking forward to meeting other culture lovers.

    1 · October 24, 2013

    • Joana

      Thanks for confirming your attendance.

      October 24, 2013

  • Joana

    The event is only hours away. I typically ask people to double check their schedules and confirm attendance. Since we have such a small group, can you please confirm attendance by leaving a comment. Please look over your calendars, if you are no longer able to attend this event, please change your reservation to not attending. t is really helpful for me to know who and how many people to expect. Thank you.

    October 24, 2013

    • Eric

      Thanks for the reminder. I didn't realize it competes with the World Series.

      October 24, 2013

    • Joana

      You are welcome. I figured that people may now want to watch the game.

      October 24, 2013

  • Joana

    I am confirming my attendance. I will be there and you?

    October 24, 2013

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