Composer Howard Shore was influenced by ancient mythology when writing the film score to “The Lord of the Rings,” Peter Jackson’s film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s trilogy — just as Richard Wagner was when he wrote his “Ring” Cycle 150 years ago. This weekend the Collegiate Chorale performs excerpts from Wagner’s “Ring” and Shore’s “Lord of the Rings Symphony,” a six-movement work created from the movie scores. [More]