In a review of a performance by Elisabeth von Trapp, printed in the Boston Globe, the writer stated, “Before the concert is over she will have the crowd gasping with the sheer beauty of her voice.”
That voice will present a program of Christmas music on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at Mt Pleasant United Methodist Church. The event will begin at 7 p.m. This is not a ticketed event but an offering will be received for the artist.
Elisabeth von Trapp, born and raised in Vermont, is the granddaughter of the legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp, whose story inspired the 1965 movie “The Sound of Music.” She has been singing professionally since childhood,
Trapp has enthralled audiences from European cathedrals to Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center. Inspired by her father Werner von Trapp’s guitar playing and singing, she has carried on the legacy of the internationally renowned Trapp Family Singers. She began taking piano lessons when she was eight and by the age of 16, she was playing guitar and traveling the back roads of New England performing with her siblings at weddings, gospel meetings and town halls.
Building on her famed family’s passion for music, Trapp has created her own artistic style, at once ethereal and earthy, delicate and powerful. Listeners have likened her to Judy Collins and Loreena McKennitt. Critics have called her voice “hauntingly clear,” “joyfully expressive,” and “simply beautiful.” The focus of the program on Dec. 13 will be the music of Christmas. There will be songs from “The Sound of Music” as well.
Trapp has released five self-produced albums and has performed across the United States, Austria and Russia. Her music has been featured on National Public Radio, BBC-Radio, Japanese National Radio and CNN Spanish Radio. She has appeared on CBS’s Eye on People, ABC’s Good Morning America and BBC-TV. No one leaves performance unchanged; audiences of all ages are drawn by the promise of her famous name, awed by the beauty of her voice and musical arrangements and their hearts are touched forever by the astonishing sound of her unique new music.
The Mt Pleasant United Methodist Church is located at 4301 Red Bud Road. For more information, contact the church at firstname.lastname@example.org.