Members of the Key Chorale ensemble are advising patrons to have tissues with them for two encore performances of “Annelies.”
James Whitbourn’s oratorio is based on the diary of Anne Frank, the young girl who hid with her family in Amsterdam from the Nazis during World War II.
Key Chorale first performed the oratorio in 2010. The libretto is drawn from the young girl’s writings, mixed with a German folk song and verses from the Old Testament.
Soprano Angela Mortellaro, who has sung with Sarasota Opera, will sing the role of Anne. Artistic Director Joseph Caulkins will lead the 110 singers, accompanied by Sarasota Orchestra musicians Daniel Jordan on violin, Nadine Trudel on cello and Bharat Chandra on clarinet, along with pianist Nancy Yost Olson.
Performances are at 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 14 at the Players Theatre, 838 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Tickets are $25, or $35 for premium seating. For more information: 365-2494; www.theplayers.org.