Elisabeth von Trapp to Bring THE SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS to Majestic Theater, 12/15
For Elisabeth von Trapp, "the sounds of music" are part of her earliest memories. Born and raised in Vermont, Elisabeth is the granddaughter of the legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp, whose story inspired The Sound of Music. Elisabeth will be performing "The Sounds of Christmas" with the Carolian Brass at the Majestic Theater, Gettysburg PA on Sunday December 15 at 3:00p.M. Ring in the holiday season with festive sounds of your favorite seasonal music from classical to sacred to pop. The evening's highlight will be a medley from The Sound of Music wherein the guitar solo of Edleweiss flows into extraordinary renditions of Stille Nacht.
Singing professionally since childhood, Elisabeth 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, 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 sixteen 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."
No one leaves an Elisabeth von Trapp 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 ... their hearts touched forever by the astonishing sound of her unique new music.
Elisabeth will be accompanied by Carolian Brass comprised of several notable accomplished musicians: Gregory Miller(horn)- has performed in every major concert hall in the world including Carnegie Hall, the John F. Kennedy Center and Tokyo Opera City; Mark Hetzler (trumpet)- former Principal Trombone of Hartford Symphony and current Associate Professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison; Marc Reese (trumpet)-internationally acclaimed trumpeter and Assistant Dean and Head of the Brass Department for Lynn University Conservatory of Music; Ken Amis(Tuba)-world renowned composer-performer and honored youngest recipient of New England Conservatory of Music's "Outstanding Alumni Award" and Douglas Major (Piano & Organ)- former assistant organist at the prestigious Washington D.C. National Cathedral and current composer of volumes of music for organ, synthesizer, choirs and chamber ensembles.
Tickets are priced at $51, $48, $45 (students/children $5.00 discount). To purchase tickets, call 717-337-8200, or stop by the Box Office, 25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg. The Box Office is open Monday through Saturday from Noon until 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Pre-show Dinners available by calling 717-259-9535.
For the show, we are offering Free Parking - Free Shuttle - Park in the Gettysburg College's Constitutional Parking Lot. Shuttle starts one hour before the performance.
The Majestic Theater at the Jennifer and David LeVan Performing Arts Center is owned and operated by Gettysburg College as a cultural treasure for its campus and the community.