reSound presents James Whitbourn’s Annelies

Friday, May 17, 2019, 7:00pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lynnwood,
Saturday, May 18, 2019, 7:00pm at Temple B’nai Torah, Bellevue, and
Sunday, May 19, 2019, 3:00pm at Plymouth Church UCC, Seattle.

“If you become part of the suffering, you’ll be entirely lost”

Photograph (c) ANNE FRANK FONDS, Basel, Anne Frank Stichting, Amsterdam

Photograph (c) ANNE FRANK FONDS, Basel, Anne Frank Stichting, Amsterdam

Three performances only!

reSound, a Northwest Chamber Ensemble, is honored to present Annelies, James Whitbourn’s stunning full-length choral work with libretto compiled and translated by Melanie Challenger from Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl. This moving journey as told by Annelies Marie Frank, known to the world as Anne Frank, through the collection of letters and private thoughts recorded in her diary between 1942 and her untimely death in early 1945 at the age of 15 in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, has inspired millions of readers since it was first published in Dutch in 1947 by Anne’s father, Otto Frank. Melanie Challenger’s libretto, set to music so carefully and beautifully by James Whitbourn, captures the essence of Anne’s humor, her fears and observations - and her unwavering hope when facing one of the worst horrors that the modern world has endured.

Featuring soprano soloist Stacey Mastrian, violinist Luis Nenninger, cellist Tim Pizzichemi, and clarinetist Beverly Setzer, with reSound’s Founding Music Director, Dr. Stephen Marshall-Ward, on the piano. Annelies will be conducted by reSound’s Assistant Music Director, Paul Georgeson.

Annelies will be presented on Friday, May 17, 2019, 7:00pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lynnwood, Saturday, May 18, 2019, 7:00pm at Temple B’nai Torah, Bellevue, and on Sunday, May 19, 2019, 3:00pm at Plymouth Church UCC, Seattle.

A portion of all ticket sales from our Bellevue and Seattle performances will be donated to Seattle’s Holocaust Center for Humanity.

Annelies is funded in part by the Cantor David Serkin-Poole Music Fund.

Purchase your tickets now!

Tickets are now available through Brown Paper Tickets (BPT), linked below and in each Event on our Events page. All seats are general admission.

  • Tickets are $25 online (available until 12 hours prior to each performance).

  • Tickets will be $30 at the door (cash, check, or cards accepted at door).

Group rates

$15 each for groups of 10 or more tickets purchased at the same time. In BPT, use Discount Code “group” (will only work when purchasing at least 10 tickets for same event).

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I see the world being slowly turned into wilderness. I hear the approaching thunder, that one day will destroy us too. And yet, when I look at the sky, I feel that everything will change for the better.
— Anne Frank, July 15, 1944

Guest Musicians

Photo by Britt Olsen-Ecker

Photo by Britt Olsen-Ecker

Stacey Mastrian, Soprano

Stacey Mastrian, a "sweet, shimmering soprano" (Washington Post) who is “manifestly courageous” (Boston Globe) has been a Fulbright Grantee and has performed at the Konzerthaus (Berlin), Kennedy Center (DC), Carnegie Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center (NY), Teatro La Fenice (Venice), and in more than half of the U.S. states. www.staceymastrian.com

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Tim Pizzichemi, cello

Tim Pizzichemi completed his Bachelors of Music Performance at the University of Texas at Austin and his Masters of Music Performance at Southern Methodist University. Tim has performed in several orchestras in the states of Texas and Washington, including the Plano Symphony and Saratoga Chamber Orchestra.

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Beverly Setzer, Clarinet

Beverly Setzer holds degrees in clarinet performance from the University of Washington. She enjoys playing a wide variety of music ranging from classical to polkas to jazz. Bev is a member of the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra, Cascade Symphony, the Bavarian Village Band, Roadside Attraction and the Mellifluous Zephyrs.

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Luis Nenninger, violin