Most of us know the Anne Frank story - through her diary, a radio play, television and stage productions and film.
In recent years, a new way to tell her story - Annelies, an oratorio based on her diary - has brought her heroic/tragic story to light through an original choral performance judged so impressive that it was nominated for a Grammy Award. Annelies' was first performed in 2005 by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra as part of the Home Office and BBC National Holocaust Memorial. Her Majesty The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh attended that performance as well as hundreds of remaining Holocaust survivors in Britain. Of the concert premiere the following week, London Daily Telegraph music critic Jeffrey Norris wrote, "The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Leonard Slatkin combined the diverse elements into a coherent context, and the standing ovation signified that the work had had its effect."