Elisabeth von Trapp is pleased to announce her 2011-2012 United Methodist Church Concert Tour. She would welcome the opportunity to perform at your church. 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.ʼs Kennedy Center and hundreds of Performance Halls and churches across the United States.
Elisabethʼs compensation for these concerts will be in the form of a Love Offering, the offering plate will be passed during the performance and the audience will be asked to make a donation.
10% DONATION TO HOST CHURCH OF ALL PROCEEDS
Elisabeth will donate 10 % of the collection plate offering as well as 10% of all CD sales to the host church
HOST CHURCH TO PROVIDE LODGING AND MEAL
The host church will be asked to provide one hotel room at a Hampton Inn or hotel of similar quality on the night
of the performance and dinner for two to be served at the host church prior to the performance.
ELISABETHʼS CONCERT PROGRAM
Elisabethʼs church program includes sacred and secular music ranging from Gregorian chant, songs by Hildegard of Bingen, early American hymns, spirituals, psalms set to her own compositions and perhaps a song or two from the Rodgers & Hammerstein songbook. All arrangements are specifically created for the church setting, arranged around Elisabethʼs voice with guitar accompaniment.
We invite the choirs from the host churches to consider taking part. The choir would join Elisabeth for the final 3-4 songs to close out the concert. Elisabeth greatly enjoys working with the choirs and their participation never fails to enhance the event and almost guarantees a full house.
TYPICAL CONCERT DAY SCHEDULE
Elisabeth’s concerts usually consist of one hour of music. For a 7:00 PM or 7:30 PM concert, we would arrive at the church at 4:00 PM, load in, do a sound and lighting check and eat a light meal. We would sell CDs following the concert , donating 10% of all CD sales to the host church. Sunday concerts can be scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m.
SOUND SYSTEM & LIGHTING
Elisabeth will provide her own sound system. Your current lighting system will be sufficient. All Elisabeth requires is that she is adequately illuminated so that the audience can see her.
PROMOTION / PUBLICITY
In the event that you would like to host a concert, Von Trapp Music will provide you with Elisabeth’s press Photos, Press Kits, CDs, Flyers, Posters and other materials to be used in promoting the performance. We will also supply you with a 14 WEEK GUIDE TO PRESENTING A
CHURCH CONCERT as well as mailing labels of Elisabeth’s fans and supporters in your area. We also will promote your concert on Elisabeth’s website.
You can read about Elisabeth and download her press kit by going to her website at
We look forward to the possibility of working with you and are prepared to do all we can to make this a memorable evening of beautiful music and a grand success for all.
All the best,
For more information or to contact Elisabeth to discuss a possible concert;
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