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Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - Live to Projection...

Last night Sarah, Ben, Stu, Simon, I (et al) went to the Royal Albert Hall to see a screening of the Peter Jackson film The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. The film was accompanied by a live renditioning of the original score performed by all the original performers - the London Philharmonic, London Voices and the London Oratory School Schola boys chorus.

And it was fantastic.

We had 200 people on stage singing and playing their hearts out along to a giant screen showing the film behind them. In fact the music was so good you pretty much forgot that their was this ruddy great big ensemble in front of you and just got lost in the film. A sort of 7.1 200.1 surround sound.

The film is long (of course) so they broke it up into two parts to furnish us with an intermission (i.e. bar and loo break). The first part lead us up until the forming of the fellowship and the second part thereafter.

The film was shown with subtitles which was a good thing as a swelling orchestra and chorus is hard to hear over.

Next year they are going to repeat the performance but with The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers. Can't wait.

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