Chicago’s young hobbits to do concert in Elvish – Chicago Sun Times

by Aug 30, 2004Events

Here’s an excerpt from an interesting article about the Chicago children’s choir upcoming October performance in Elvish.

The Chicago Children’s Choir is trying.

For those unfamiliar with the ways of the Middle Earth of The Lord of the Rings, the first sentence translates “Do you speak Elvish?”

By October, 150 or so young vocalists will be able to at least sing lyrics in the invented language, if not speak it with the fluency of Aragorn.

It can’t be any harder than singing in Korean, or Bulgarian, or French or Zulu — all of which the choir has done before, said choir member Katie Hibbs, a 16-year-old Beverly student at Morgan Park Academy.

The choir was tapped by “Lord of the Rings” soundtrack composer Howard Shore, who is on tour with an orchestra performing selections from the films. The children’s choir will perform Oct. 8 and 9 at the Auditorium Theatre.

Choir members are immersing themselves in Elvish through books and movies, and will put in about 40 hours of Elvish singing practice before the October performance.

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