Music: Family Life in Vermont

Through the fall and winter months of the U.S. concert season, no group travels farther and gives more performances than the Trapp Family Singers (last season: 125 concerts from coast to coast). When summer comes, the Trapps retire to their 660-acre farm in the Green Mountains near Stowe, Vt. and let lovers of Bach, Palestrina and Vittoria come and sing with them.

Last week, some 60 devotees—teenagers to greybeards—from 17 states had arrived at the converted CCC barracks near the Trapp Farm for the first of four summer "Sing Weeks." They paid from $70 to $90 apiece for ten days' board &...

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