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Sundays On The Hill Welcomes Elisabeth von Trapp

Submitted by Christina Yuengling

On Sunday, September 20, at 4 p.m., "Sundays on the Hill", the popular one-hour music series in Weston's historic and acoustically perfect Church on the Hill, ends its season with the return appearance of Elisabeth von Trapp, accompanied on the cello by Erich Kory.

Elisabeth grew up surrounded by music on her family's farm in Waitsfield and her father was a member of the renowned Trapp Family Singers.

Inspired by his guitar playing and singing, she began taking piano lessons when she was eight and at sixteen, was traveling the back roads of New England, performing with her siblings at weddings, gospel meetings and hospitals.

Elisabeth's voice has been nurtured by a rich tradition of classical, folk and pop music, with her many formative musical influences including Mozart, Schubert, the Beatles, and Joni Mitchell.

For over 40 years the cello has been the voice of Erich Kory, and even though the music he plays on it has changed, the cello has always helped him to realize who he is, while helping audiences connect to their own inner-selves.

He has worked from the stages of Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, with conductors Leonard Bernstein and Andre Previn, and with performers Kathleen Battle, Tony Bennett and Sting.

As with each of the "Sundays on the Hill" concert series, admission to the concert is $5, with children admitted free.

Seats are unreserved and the doors open about 3:30 pm.

Parking is available at the Church, on Lawrence Hill Road, as well as the Weston Green.

For further information, please call 824-6686 or go to www.VTChurchOnTheHill.org.

"Sundays on the Hill" is made possible by a gift from the Vermont Country Store, a gift in memory of William O. Moeser given by his sons Robert A. Moeser and Erik M. Moeser and additional support from Friends of Sundays on the Hill.

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