Celebrating the von Trapp musicians who inspired the musical The Sound of Music
Celebrating the von Trapp Musicians' Legacy
A project of the Georg & Agathe Foundation, vonTrapp.org celebrates the von Trapp musicians, whose real-life story and careers inspired the 1959 Broadway play and 1965 Hollywood movie, The Sound of Music.
The project archives the Trapp Family Choir and Trapp Family Singers’ 1934-1956 musical career, through which they become known as "the most booked attraction in U.S. history".
The groups performed early music (16th-18th-century motets and masses), folk songs in over a dozen languages, acapellas, and ballads with recorders, viola da gambas, and spinets in accompaniment. All told they performed in 2,000 concerts throughout 30 countries, in venues ranging from high school auditoriums to iconic concert halls.
vonTrapp.org educates about the family who brought joy and comfort to over 3 million people and in their day were a household name within the United State and Europe for their musical, artistic, and humanitarian merits.
Georg & Agathe Foundation
To learn more about our parent organization, Georg & Agathe Foundation, visit: www.georgandagathe.org.
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A modern take on the von Trapp coat-of-arms
FREE: Updates and history trivia
vonTrapp.org's logo is a modern interpretation of the hereditary coat-of-arms bestowed upon August von Trapp (Georg von Trapp’s father).
The family motto, which is depicted in Latin, is 'Nec aspera terrent' meaning 'Hardships do not deter us,' or 'Let nothing difficult frighten thee'.
Photo: Courtesy of von Trapp family
von Trapp family coat-of-arms