Not a sound was heard at Rodef Shalom on Saturday night during the Mendelssohn Choir’s moving performance of Annelies, James Whitbourn’s choral setting of The Diary of a Young Girl. Music Director Matthew Mehaffey conducted the choir with sensitivity and nuance, while soprano soloist Amelia D’Arcy brought Anne Frank’s words to life. The concert was followed by a talkback with Amelia, Dr. Lauren Bairnsfather, director of the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, Rabbi Aaron Bisno, and several survivors, which was just as well attended as the performance.
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Click to see a photo gallery of the performance. All photographs are courtesy of Alisa Garin Photography.