Annelies - Remembering Anne Frank
Join us for an intimate, reflective experience exploring the life of Anne Frank.
Experience the international touring exhibition Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank in the reflective quiet of the Museum at night. Journey through the galleries listening to live excerpts from The Diary of Anne Frank, read by young women from Western Springs College.
Then at 8pm, join the Auckland Youth Choir in the atmospheric Grand Foyer for their performance of Annelies – a large-scale musical dramatisation of The Diary of Anne Frank by British composer James Whitbourn. Enjoy incredible acoustics, and special visuals from Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, designed to invoke the feel of the annexe where Anne spent the final years of her short life.
Directed by Lachlan Craig, the performance features up and coming soprano soloist Bernice Austin, alongside emerging musicians from the University of Auckland School of Music.
This musical portrayal of Anne’s life in hiding with her family offers both a narrative account and a personal reflection on the brutality of war, the enduring hope and beauty of the world, and Anne’s brave journey towards self-discovery as a growing young woman. The incredible contrasts and pathos within the music pay tribute to the profoundly memorable legacy of the diary, which has touched millions of people around the globe.
A bar service will be available between 7pm and 8pm serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages as well as a selection of snacks.
Don't miss what will be a unique and unforgettable experience.
Bookings recommended at ticket desks, +64 9 306 7048 or aucklandmuseum.com. A booking fee of $3 applies to each offsite transaction. Door sales subject to availability.