“The oratorio, composed by Anne and directed by Dana was transformative, moving, exciting, reflective, funny – utterly wonderful”
‘This Man’, a modern oratorio, was first created for a school in South Africa, where the composer Anne de Waal was employed as a class music teacher. Asked to write something for an Easter celebration assembly for children, the first song, ‘Riding on a Donkey’ was born. Given free reign to write music for the school choir for future performances, the Oratorio began to take shape. When Anne de Waal relocated to the UK, the music was developed further for adult choirs. Anne de Waal works closely with her husband Dana de Waal.