The Sound of Music must be my all-time favorite musical film. For many years now, the movie has inspired a lot of people to do musical shows in different parts of the world. Truly this musical, emotional, funny and historical movie has greatly captured the hearts of generations to generations from the year it has made. The story of the Von Trapp family and their passion for music are fancied by a myriad of individuals.
Last December 7 2012, SM Lanang Premier offered a Yuletide gift for Dabawenyos by inviting the great grandchildren of Captain Georg Ludwig and Maria von Trapp namely Sofia, Amanda, Justin and Melanie. During the press conference held in Bistro Selera they shared that they have been performing to different parts of the world for 12 years now. By continuing the family's tradition, they perform on stage some classical songs including songs from The Sound of Music.
Singing is not difficult for them since it has become their hobby. They are also acquainted to musical instruments: Melanie plays guitar, Sofia and Amanda play piano, and Justin plays ukelele. According to them, they are the only ones in their family's generation who sing. Although some of their relatives are into music, they don't make it as their career.
The group has an outstanding performance of five songs namely The Sound of Music, Jingle Bells, Do Re Mi, Winter Wonderland, Edelweiss and SM Christmas Jingle.
The tenderness and captivating voices altogether have taken us magically into the film. It was surreal.
Here are two video clips of their performances on stage:
To know more about them, visit their web page: The Von Trapps