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The Lord of the Rings in Concert is a traveling company that features the Munich Symphony Orchestra playing the score while the movie screens for the audience, with the Pacific Chorale and the Phoenix Boys Choir providing the vocals. In October, the company will perform in a variety of locations along the West Coast, including San Diego, Las Vegas, Seattle and Sacramento. Click here for a complete list of dates, locations and ticket availability.
|Is it blasphemy to say that Gandalf could really use a nice deep conditioning treatment?|
In Chicago, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will perform the score along with a screening of The Fellowship of the Ring on Aug. 19 at the Ravinia. You can purchase tickets here. Vocals will be performed by the Lakeside Singer, the Chicago Chorale and the Chicago Children's Choir.
Next year, Lord of the Rings in Concert organizers plan to launch a live orchestra tour of The Two Towers, and the tour will conclude in 2013 with The Return of the King.
Many thanks to Ray P. for the tip! Photos courtesy of Lord of the Rings in Concert.