Elisabeth von Trapp to perform at Mount Carmel church

Photo by Corey Hendrickson Elisabeth von Trapp, of the renowned Trapp Family Singers, will give a performance on Nov. 21 at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church.

Elisabeth von Trapp, granddaughter of the legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp, who story inspired the Sound of Music, will perform at the Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, north of St. Peter’s Village, on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. A freewill offering will be taken in lieu of an admission fee. Singing professionally since childhood, Elisabeth has enthralled audiences from European cathedrals to the Washington D.C. Kennedy Center.

Inspired by her father Werner von Trapp’s guitar playing and singing, Elisabeth 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, Elisabeth 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.”

Elisabeth’s concert repertoire ranges from Bach to Broadway and from Schubert to Sting. With equal ease and eloquence she sings timeless wonders like Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Favorite Things and Edelweiss, Lieder by Mozart, Puccini’s O Mio Babbino Caro, soaring gospel tunes, pop classics like A Whiter Shade of Pale and her own stunning compositions.

Elisabeth 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 an Elisabeth von Trapp performance unchanged. Audiences of all ages are drawn by the promise of her famous name and awed by the beauty of her voice and musical arrangements, their hearts touched forever by the astonishing sound of her unique new music.

For more information on this unique concert, contact the church at 610-469-9151 or email pastor@mountcarmelumc.org.

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