Von Trapp to perform Thursday at area episcopal church

Feb. 12, 2013 @ 06:52 PM


Elisabeth von Trapp, renowned singer and granddaughter of the family that inspired “The Sound of Music,” will perform a free concert on Thursday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Church of the Holy Innocents.

The event, to be held in the sanctuary at 210 North Chestnut Street in Henderson, is free and open to the public.

Von Trapp’s music is billed to “inspire the listener’s journey of the heart and soul, including original compositions, poetry set to music, ballads of heroes and heroines and melodies of love.”

Von Trapp has performed for audiences at European cathedrals, Washington’s National Cathedral, the Kennedy Center and in hundreds of churches across the country.

She was born and raised in Vermont. Her voice has been likened to Judy Collins and Loreena McKennitt, and critics have said her voice is “hauntingly clear,” “joyfully expressive” and “simply beautiful.”

She will have her own choir and special guest Don Lowery join her for two well-known favorites at the end of the performance.

The event is part of the Vestry’s Evangelism Committee’s promotion of fellowship within the church and through the Henderson committee.