Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church is slated to host Elisabeth von Trapp at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. The church is located at 1008 E. Henry St., downtown Savannah.
Elisabeth is the granddaughter of Maria and Baron von Trapp, whose story inspired “The Sound of Music.” Singing professionally since childhood, Elisabeth has enthralled audiences from European cathedrals to Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center and hundreds of Performance Halls and churches across the United States. This concert will feature sacred and secular music ranging from the contemporary to Gregorian chant, early American hymns, spirituals and perhaps a song or two from the Rodgers & Hammerstein songbook.
This concert is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted during the performance with a suggested contribution of $10. Asbury Memorial UMC will receive 10 percent of all donation proceeds for its Children’s Ministries.
“We are looking forward to hosting Elisabeth von Trapp at our church and sharing this experience with the community,” said Asbury Memorial UMC Pastor Rev. Billy Hester. “It will truly be incredible to experience Elisabeth’s talent derived from the legendary von Trapp family.”
Inspired by her father, Werner von Trapp’s, guitar playing and singing, Elisabeth von Trapp 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. Her concert repertoire ranges from Bach to Broadway and Schubert to Sting. With equal ease and eloquence, she sings timeless wonders, soaring gospel tunes, pop classics, 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.
Asbury Memorial UMC is a Christ-centered, forward-thinking, all-embracing congregation that celebrates the joy of God creatively.
For more information about this concert or Elisabeth von Trapp, please visit www.elisabethvontrapp.com. To learn more about Asbury Memorial UMC, please visit www.asburymemorial.org or call 912-233-4351.