Sunday, November 04, 2007

The von Trapp Children

The Sound of Music is my favorite film and I must have watched it over one hundred times by now. For those who might be unfamiliar with the film, The Sound of Music tells the story of Maria, who is studying to become a nun, and is sent to be the governess for the seven children of Captain von Trapp, a retired naval captain and widower. Not only do viewers get to see the romance between Maria and Captain von Trapp unfold, they watch the tense situation in Austria as Hitler and the Third Reich take over the country--a situation which forces the von Trapp family to flee Austria and settle in America, where they form a singing group called The von Trapp Family Singers.

To kick off the holiday season, the great-grandchildren of Captain von Trapp came to Yankee Candle in South Deerfield, Massachusetts to perform. Our family went to see them today and these young people--ranging from ages 19 to 13--are just as amazing as I imagine the original von Trapp Family Singers were. They spoke fondly of their family and sang a few songs from The Sound of Music and also some from their new CDs.

For more information about The von Trapp Children and this family's amazing history, you can check out their website at

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Blogger Donna Alice said...

I loved that movie! I always wanted to see the Von Trapp grandchildren perform. Years ago, I wrote a nice note to Maria and she answered it. A lovely woman.

9:27 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

How wonderful Donna! Isn't it nice when someone you admire takes the time to communicate with you.

Thanks for stopping by.


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