The Berkley School District and Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus (Farmington Hills) are proud to announce that the Berkley High School Symphony Orchestra and A Cappella Choir will perform the American premiere of My Name is Anne Frank, a cantata, written in commemoration of the life of Anne Frank, on May 7.
Starting at 7 p.m. in the BHS Auditorium, the performance is the world premiere of the composer Volker Blumenthaler’s complete and original orchestration. The program features solos by Cantor Daniel Gross (of Adat Shalom Synagogue) and Cantor Penny Steyer (of Temple Shir Shalom).
The BHS students and their directors have prepared diligently for the American Premiere. Guests in attendance will hear a welcome from Berkley School District Superintendent Dennis McDavid, Steven M. Goldman, Executive Director of the Holocaust Memorial Center, Dr. Guy Stern, Director of the International Institute of the Righteous, Volker Blumenthaler, composer, and Alexander Gruber, librettist. The performance, conducted by John Robertson will last roughly 45 minutes. Guests can enjoy an afterglow in the Collaborative Center after the performance concludes.
Due to limited seating in the BHS Auditorium, this event requires tickets to attend. Tickets are no longer available and will not be available at the door. See below to watch the Cantata Premiere live online.
Due to the sold-out performance and the millage election taking place on the same day at BHS, alternative parking has been established.
The district is asking all Berkley families to park in the Robina parking lot near the Ice Arena, and take a shuttle bus to BHS to allow out-of-town guests from the Holocaust Memorial Center to park in the BHS lots. Shuttle bus parking is free, and provided by the HMC.
Not coming to the American Premiere? Watch it live at home!
The Berkley School District in partnership with CMNTV, will broadcast the cantata LIVE on our website.
Tune in to the American Premiere by visiting www.berkleyschools.org, and under the ABOUT US tab, click on BHS Cantata.
Or, go to the direct link here: http://www.berkleyschools.org/berkley-school-district/pages/74907/bhs-cantata-premiere
Own a Copy
The performance will also be filmed, and will be available for purchase through the Berkley School District for $10. If you would like a copy, call the Communications Office at 248.837.8011, or visit our online DVD store at www.berkleyschools.org/store.
More information, as well as the parking map, is posted online here: http://www.berkleyschools.org/berkley-school-district/pages/74907/bhs-cantata-premiere