February 28, 2003

Vis Sit Tecum Musicorum is proud to announce they have been invited to perform at TheOneRing.net’s Oscar Party, to be held in Hollywood, CA on March 23, 2003. At the celebration by the fans of the Lord of the Rings films, Vis Sit Tecum will be providing musical atmosphere for the more than eight hundred partygoers. Members of Vis Sit Tecum are fans themselves and are delighted to be participating in the now famous Oscar party, the one in 2002 being a stopping place for several cast and crew of the New Line epic film on Oscar night.

‘Two Towers – One Party’ (website: http://www.theonering.net/oscarparty) will be held at the historic Hollywood Athletic Club on Sunset Boulevard.

The classy nightclub will provide the perfect backdrop for the “Black Tie and Pointy Ears optional” event. Fans of the film are so excited about the party that tickets already sold out more than a month ago.

After hearing the musicians play at a fan picnic-held in honor of Lord of the Rings composer Howard Shore’s Hollywood Bowl Concert last August-party organizers asked Vis Sit Tecum if they would be interested in playing at the forthcoming Oscar party too.

“I had so much fun playing for the Bowlmoot picnic that it was almost too much to believe we’d been invited to play for the Oscar Party as well,” said Melonie, Vis Sit Tecum musician and costumer. She adds, “Lord of the Rings fans are so nice and complimentary, it will be a privilege to play for them.”

Vis Sit Tecum (website: http://audiblebeauty.net/vissittecum) formed about three years ago with friends interested in music from the Medieval and Renaissance time period. The group plays a wide variety of genres within that area, from lyrical ballads with harp and recorders to light-hearted dances accompanied by percussion like tambourines, hand cymbals and drums. Many songs and clips are available for download at their web site.

TheOneRing.net is one of the top fan sites for the Lord of the Rings franchise, their motto being “Forged by and for Fans of J.R.R. Tolkien.” Vis Sit Tecum is happy to be continuing a relationship with them that started with playing at Salt Lake City’s midnight movie Line Parties held in 2001 and 2002. For Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers this last December, about a thousand local fans gathered at the now closed historic Villa Theatre–because that was the only theater big enough to accommodate everyone who wanted to come.