Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Quel marth! (Good Luck!)

There is always something interesting to read at For those of you who wish to pursue the study of elvish on your own just Google "elvish" and stand back.This is from the Chicago Sun-Times.
Ma Quetelye i Eldalambe?

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?''...
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...

"There are a lot of sustained chords that go on eight to 10 beats. It takes a lot of stamina,'' Lee said.

Students may memorize the Elvish but will also learn the English.

"It's really important you know what you're saying because you're trying to get a point across,'' said choir member Nick Feder, a 15-year-old Lake View student at University of Chicago Laboratory School.

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