Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Preview of Libera's "The Prayer" Video




Libera posted a message to their fans today - 

"A massive thank you to everyone who has preordered the CD and/or DVD in some shape or form. We can't wait for you to hear/see it. As a small token of our gratitude - here is a preview of 'Prayer' from our forthcoming album. We hope you like it."

Yes, we like it! In fact we love it! This song takes so much vocal control to sing, and Isaac's voice is so perfect and beautiful! We hear only one verse, and it just leaves you wanting more. But take heart fans. Just 5 more days until the CD/DVD are released! :D

Monday, February 23, 2015

Libera's Behind-the-Scenes Video




Just 1 more week until Libera's new DVD/CD are released! To get us even more excited about it, Libera has posted its "Behind-the-Scenes" video which is on the DVD!

There are so many cute moments on it. You can see them touring Washington DC, having fun getting ready for the concert, doing their sound check (where Isaac hits a high A, Matthew Madine sings that solo we've always wanted to hear, Lucas hits a high B-flat, and Sam sings a scale), and filming the concert. You'll also hear excerpts from many songs including the amazing climax of "Voca Me!!!!" Just brilliant! :D


Lucas - "Gel is being put onto my hair... Wow, now my hair smells very nice."

Shay - "He's clinging on to me."
Alex - "Exactly!"
Shay - "He likes clinging on to people."

I don't know what Isaac is saying, but it's hilariously funny anyway!

Making their own fun while waiting

Filming

Cassius demonstrates. Ben - "We put on our coats backwards, 
so we don't get Orange Squash down our lovely, white robes."

Kavana - We're drinking." (Gives the look.) "Catch you later."
Ahahaha!

Gabe in his cute, quiet voice - "Before our concert we have some quiet time to save our voices."
  Proving once again that everything sounds better with a British accent. :D

Camden - "I'm feeling a bit nervous, because there's going to be 9 filming cameras."
Rocco - I'm feeling quite nervous, but I'm excited, too."

Eoghan with that smile the girls all love. :)

Filming

After the concert, Alessandro - "Lovely!!"
Timothy - "It was good!"

Ben, Eoghan, & Matthew J. I love seeing the big kids take care of the little kids.

Ben & Alessandro shopping for Libera items.

Sam walking in Washington DC.

Kuba is the shy, quiet one. lol

Marc having fun on the bus.

Eoghan making Michael "swim."

Shay dancing while waiting for the Metro.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Libera of the US 2015 Fund-Raiser

First, congratulations to Libera of the US for receiving 501c3 public charity status from the IRS. That means that donations to Libera of the US may be tax deductible on your US tax return retroactive to January 1, 2013. Please check with your tax preparer for guidance.

Libera is gearing up for a big year of touring in America. You can help support the boys on tour in several ways, big and small, by donating to Libera of the US. Just go to Libera.org/donate to donate through PayPal or credit card or by mailing a check.



         $8.00    Donate one boy's lunch
       $18.00    Donate one boy's dinner
     $240.00   Donate lunch for the boys
     $540.00   Donate dinner for the boys
       $35.00    Donate water for the boys
     $150.00    Donate one hotel room
  $2,250.00   Donate lodging for the boys
     $500.00   Donate a night at the movies
     $200.00   Donate a domestic flight
     $800.00   Donate an international flight
$12,500.00   Sponsor a concert


You can also donate frequent flier miles. Just write into Libera.org in the Contact Us section.

After the tour you will receive a thank-you letter signed by one of the boys or signed by all of the boys if you donate a larger amount. Thank you to the many fans who have already donated to support Libera! :D


Friday, February 20, 2015

DVD "Be Still My Soul" Preview Video





Just 10 more days until Libera's new DVD/CD "Libera In America" is released! Warner Classics posted a video preview of Libera's "Be Still My Soul" today. The cinematography is so beautiful. You can see each boy as the camera moves. The harmony parts are amazing on this song. The acoustics in the basilica lets you hear their parts so well. The only bad thing about this video is that it stops right before Tom starts to sing his high part. Wait til you hear it! Order your copy here. 10 more days!!! :D






Thursday, February 12, 2015

Hear "Libera In America" Song Previews On iTunes


CD/DVD Cover

Beautiful Back Cover!


Libera's new CD and DVD, "Angel Voices - Libera In America," are due out in just a few weeks. We have already seen videos of "Wonderful World" and "Joyful, Joyful." You can now hear a 90 second preview of each song on iTunes here. Click on "View in iTunes" and then click on the number of each song to play it or click on "Preview All" at the bottom. You need iTunes installed on your computer to play them. 

Order your CD, DVD, or Blu-ray now! Or order it on iTunes! :D


Friday, February 6, 2015

Libera's New "What a Wonderful World" Music Video





Today is the day! Libera uploaded their new music video for "What a Wonderful World." You can see pictures and read about the making of the video here. It's a beautiful song with an equally beautiful solo by Isaac London. The setting is sad because the boys are acting out what it was like to be child laborers in 19th century England. At the end of the video it says, "Remembering the tragic victims of child labour in the past, and the many still suffering today." Thank you, Libera, for this touching song and video.

Even though the full album isn't out until March 3, you can buy this new song on iTunes now!

UK -  
USA -  
Japan-

Here are some pictures of the boys in their costumes from that day of filming - 


Isaac did an amazin job on the solo for this song

Shay

Sam

Matthew M

Tim

Camden

Gabriel

Michael

Ciaran

Alex G

Rocco

Alessandro

Lucas

Merlin

Alex M

Mark

Matthew J

Moose

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

New "Libera In America" DVD Premiering on US PBS Stations



UPDATED: January 27 & February 3, 15, & 25, 2015 to add more stations

Great news! There are several areas of the US that will get to see Libera's "Angels Sing - Libera In America" DVD soon! So far, 22 areas will see it before the DVD is released for sale. To buy the DVD or CD, click here. Here's which PBS TV stations have posted that they are showing it so far -

Alaska
     Anchorage KAKM                March 8, 4:00 p.m.
                                                      March 13, 8:30 p.m.

     Bethel KYUK                        March 8, 4:00 p.m.
                                                      March 13, 8:30 p.m.

     Juneau KTTO                        March 8, 4:00 p.m.
                                                      March 13, 8:30 p.m.

     Kodiak KMXT                      March 8, 4:00 p.m.
                                                      March 13, 8:30 p.m. 

Arizona
     Tuscon AZPM                       February 28, 10:30 a.m.
                                                      March 4, 2:30 p.m.
                                                      March 8, 4:30 p.m.

California
     Sacramento KVIE                  March 7, 10:00 a.m.
                                                      March 8, 6:30 a.m.

     San Bernadino KVCR         March 3, 8:30 p.m. (24.1)
                                                     March 4, 2:30 a.m. (24.1)
                                                     March 5, 9:30 p.m. (24.3)
                                                     March 6, 1:00 a.m. (24.1)
                                                     March 7, 12:30 a.m. (24.3)
                                                     March 8, 6:30 p.m. (24.3)
                                                     March 9, 3:30 a.m. (24.3)
                                                     March 11, 12:30 a.m. (24.3)
                                                     March 12, 9:00 p.m. (24.1)
                                                     March 12, 11:30 p.m. (24.3)
                                                     March 14, 12:30 a.m. (24.1)


     San Diego KPBS                  March 7, 5:00 a.m.
                                                     March 13, 10:30 p.m.
                                                     March 14, 5:30 a.m.
                                                     March 15, 11:00 a.m.

     San Francisco KQED/KQEH  February 28, 7:00 a.m.

Delaware WHYY                       March 1, 6:00 a.m.
                                                      March 1, 11:00 p.m.
                                                      March 7, 9:30 a.m.

Florida
     Fort Myers WGCU               March 1, 12:00 p.m. (Create/Encore TV 30.3)

     West Palm Beach WXEL      March 9, 9:30 p.m.
                                                      March 10, 12:30 a.m.

Idaho PTV                                  March 1, 1:00 p.m. IDAHO (1)
                                                      March 5, 7:30 p.m. PLUS (2)
                                                      March 9, 7:00 p.m. IDAHO (1)
                                                      March 13, 7:00 p.m. PLUS (2)

Illinois
     Chicago WTTW                    March 11, 7:30 p.m.
                                                      March 14, 7:00 p.m.

     Urbana WILL                         March 8, 1:00 p.m.

Indiana
     Evansville WNIN                   March 1, 6:30 a.m. 

Kansas 
     Topeka KTWU                       March 12, 8:30 p.m.

     Wichita KPTS                         February 28, 4:00 p.m.

Kentucky KET                            March 11, 1:00 p.m.

Louisiana LPB                            March 3, 8:30 p.m. LPB
                                                       March 7, 7:00 p.m. LPB2

Maine MPBN                              March 10, 8:00 p.m.
                                                       March 14, 5:30 p.m.
                                                       March 16, 4:30 a.m.

Maryland MPT                           March 1, 11:30 a.m. (MPT-HD)
                                                       March 6, 4:30 p.m. (MPT-HD)
                                                       March 6, 8:00 p.m. (MPT2)
                                                       March 7, 12:00 p.m. (MPT2)

Michigan
     East Lansing WKAR                March 7, 12:30 a.m.

     Flint/Saginaw/Bay City WDCQ  March 1, 12:00 p.m.

     Marquette WNMU                 March 8, 3:30 p.m.

Minnesota
     Minneapolis LPTV                March 1, 5:00 p.m. (KAWE, Lakeland HD)
                                                       March 2, 7:00 p.m. (Lakeland Plus)
                                                       March 3, 3:30 a.m. (KAWE, Lakeland HD)
                                                       March 3, 3:00 p.m. (Lakeland Plus) 

Missouri
     Kansas City KCPT                 March 5, 5:30 p.m. (19.2)
                                                       March 8, 3:30 p.m. (19.2)
                                                       March 9, 5:00 p.m. (19.2)
                                                       March 14, 4:30 p.m. (19.1 HD)

     St. Louis KETC                      March 3, 8:00 p.m.

Montana KUSM                          March 4, 12:00 p.m.
                                                       March 4, 7:00 p.m. 
                                                       March 6, 1:00 a.m.  

New Mexico KENW                   March 1, 2:30 p.m. (Channel 3-1)
                                                       March 1, 6:30 p.m. (Channel 3-2)

New York
     Syracuse WCNY                   February 28, 9:00 p.m. 

     Watertown WPBS                March 1, 4:30 p.m.

North Carolina UNC-TV         March 8, 6:30 p.m.    

Ohio 
     Athens WOUB                     March 7, 5:30 p.m.
                                                     March 7, 10:30 p.m. 

     Cincinnati WCET                 February 28, 10:00 a.m.
                                                     March 3, 8:00 p.m.
                                                     March 8, 10:00 a.m.
     
     Cleveland WVIZ                  March 9, 9:30 p.m.

Oklahoma OETA                       March 8, 4:30 p.m. 

Oregon
     Medford SOPTV                 March 2, 9:30 p.m. (SOPTV, KSYS)
                                                     March 22, 11:00 p.m.
                                                     March 24, 4:00 a.m. 

Pennsylvania
     Erie WQLN                        March 1, 9:00 a.m. 

Rhode Island
     Providence WSBE              March 1, 3:30 p.m.   

South Carolina SCETV           March 1, 5:00 p.m.
                                                     March 2, 9:30 p.m.
                                                     March 5, 3:00 a.m.
                                                     March 5, 9:30 p.m.

Tennessee 
     Knoxville ETPBS               February 28, 5:30 p.m.

Texas
     San Antonio KLRN            March 1, 6:30 p.m.
                                                   March 4, 2:00 a.m.

Utah
     Provo KBYU                       March 4, 10:30 p.m.

Vermont VPT Plus                  March 5, 8:00 p.m.
                                                    March 6, 10:00 a.m.
                                                    March 12, 9:30 p.m. 

Virginia
     Richmond WCVE             March 7, 8:00 p.m.

     Roanoke Blue Ridge PBS  March 4, 6:00 a.m.
                                                     March 4, 3:00 p.m.
                                                     March 4, 10:00 p.m.
                                                     March 5, 8:00 a.m.
                                                     March 5, 6:00 p.m.
                                                     March 6, 12:00 a.m.
                                                     March 10, 7:30 a.m.
                                                     March 10, 6:30 p.m.

Washington DC WETA         February 28, 6:30 p.m.
                                                   March 3, 10:30 a.m. 
                                                   March 6, 10:30 p.m. 

Wisconsin
     Madison WPT                   March 1, 3:30 p.m. 
        Has a Live Stream channel, so may be able to watch it!

     Milwaukee MPTV             March 1, 11:30 a.m. (MPT-HD)
                                                   March 6, 4:30 p.m. (MPT-HD)
                                                   March 6, 8:00 p.m. (MPT2)
                                                   March 7, 12:00 p.m. (MPT2)

Ontario
     Gananoque WPBS             March 1, 4:30 p.m.


I'll update the list as other airings become available.

One interesting note, according to the TV listing for Chicago WTTW, "Libera's 2013 program, Angels Sing, Christmas in Ireland, was one of the most watched Christmas shows on PBS during its December run." That's great news! Congratulations to Libera!