Elisabeth von Trapp, who has continued the family singing tradition popularized in “The Sound of Music,” will perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Church of the Good Shepherd.
The program will include sacred and secular music.
Von Trapp has performed professionally since she was 16. Her vocal style has been described as “ethereal ... earthy, delicate and powerful,” a news release says, and is compared to contemporary artists Loreena McKennitt and Judy Collins. Her repertoire ranges from Gregorian chants to classical music to Broadway show tunes to American hymns and spirituals to contemporary music.
“(Some) members of the Good Shepherd choir remember hearing the original Trapp Family Singers when they performed in Rocky Mount many years ago,” said Lawrence Goering, the church’s organist and choirmaster. “They told me that they are very excited that a younger member of the family will return and sing at Good Shepherd.”
The concert is free. A reception will follow, and childcare will be provided.
“The Sound of Music” tells the story of the von Trapps, an Austrian family that had to flee their country after it was taken over by Nazi Germany in 1938. The family became acclaimed for its flight and its members’ singing.
For information about the concert call Goering at 442-1134, ext. 224, or Paulette Pridgen, the church’s communications director, at 442-1134, ext. 234.
Good Shepherd is at 231 N. Church St.