What a beautiful, awesome concert! I offer high praise to all involved, including our own Bon Mothma. I went with my wife, although she is not familiar with LOTR. My wife has a musical background, though, and enjoyed it very much without knowing the story. I am a big fan of the Howard Shore score, and I was blown away. The movements captured all the high points of the films. The several choral groups managed to sound every bit as great as the people on the commercially available CD's. It was like hearing the CD's ! Like John Williams, Shore has created a score that vividly brings to mind the scenes in the film. So, listening is very emotional, because you picture what is happening. From the first legends of the forging of the ring, to the ship passing into the west, the experience was there. Rough pencil art from the film's artists were projected on a large screen, each image matching the musical moment, and lighting effects enhanced the mood. Indeed, as Frodo stood at the cracks of doom, the orchestra was bathed in a red glow, and the chorus went apocalyptic for all it was worth. I assume the members of the SW gang who went as a group loved it too?