From Italian Latin to High Elvish (and Orcish, and...)
By Peter Korn on Jun 20, 2006
Not only do we sing in a lot of languages in the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, but also in various language dialects (this year alone we had German-Latin [Carmina burana, Mahler 8, Oedipus Rex] and Italian-Latin [Verdi Requiem], Old-Middle-German [Carmina burana], plain-old-normal German [Mahler 8, Haydn The Storm, Mozart Coronation Mass], Russian [Babi Yar], French [The Nightingale], and of course English [Handel Messiah] - not to mention the smattering of languages in the Chorus Concert).
But with our upcoming performance of The Lord of the Rings Symphony we add a few new languages to repertoire: High Elvish, Orcish (and perhaps a few others; I'll find out tonight when we being our first rehearsals). From the San Francisco Symphony concert blurb:
This should be a hoot! As a fan of Tolkien, I'm looking forward to being part of this.
But first we have a few more Verdi Requiem performances to finish...