Music by James Whitbourn
Libretto compiled and translated by Melanie Challenger from The Diary of Anne Frank
Directed by Lee R. Kesselman
Whitbourn’s moving oratorio, Annelies¸is the first major musical work based on The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.
Soloist Lindsay Kesselman, Soprano
DuPage Chorale Orchestra
A pre-concert MAC Chat features Rabbi Steven Bob discussing Anne Frank, the Holocaust and the phenomenon of Jews in hiding during World War II.
DuPage Chorale is a large community chorus performing choral concerts, often in conjunction with a professional orchestra. Repertoire includes standard choral works by Bach, Handel, Mozart and Brahms, as well as, modern masterpieces by Orff, Poulenc, Stravinsky and others. No audition necessary for membership. Adult singers of all voice types and ages are welcome. Members come from all western suburban locations.
About the Director: Lee R. Kesselman has been the Director of Choral Activities at COD since 1981. Conductor, pianist, teacher and award-winning composer, he directs the DuPage Chorale, New Classic Singers, Chamber Singers and Concert Choir. He serves as Director of Choral Activities at College of DuPage. In demand as a guest conductor and clinician, Kesselman has conducted opera and musical theatre throughout his career. A member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers and recipient of over 20 ASCAP awards, Kesselman’s many compositions have been published by Boosey & Hawkes, Roger Dean Music, Colla Voce and Kesselman Press. Kesselman currently serves as President of the Illinois Choral Directors Association.