Friday, November 19, 2010

London Concert

Mr. Prizeman bringing some of the boys to the concert.
Photo by Fan de LoK.

10:00 p.m. Per Fan de LoK, before the concert there was a traffic jam near the cathedral, so Tom Cully, Steven Geraghty, Callum Payne and Andy Winter walked the rest of the way to the church. They later left and returned a few minutes later supervising a group of  young Libera boys in their blue uniforms and carrying their white robes. Some fans took pictures and videos of their arrival. Later some of the older boys arrived, apparently coming from school, because they still had their school uniforms on.

Their dressing room was near the cathedral entrance, and the fans could see some of the younger ones inside playing and spinning around in their white robes.

The concert programs cost 1BPS and were similar to those at Bristol and Chester but with a few extra, newer pictures!  :)  The first 9 rows were for premium seating, and those tickets were handled by Mr. Fontannaz, Daniel's father! The church filled quickly 35 rows back, so some had to sit over on the sides behind the pillars.

Robert Prizeman arrived and received lengthy applause from the audience. Stefan started the concert by coming from the side of the stage rather than walking up the center aisle. The stage was backlit by intense, blue lights which gave a beautiful and mysterious halo effect. Stefan sang the first 4 lines of Libera then hit the high note as he had in the Japan concert which we saw in the Japan Tour video. Then the others came in from the side to the stage.

5:15 p.m. Per Fan de LoK, the concert was very successful. Ralph, Stefan and Daniel had beautiful solos! The lighting on the white stone walls of the cathedral was gorgeous. There were many Libera family members present with a total attendance of 600-700. The song order was similar to the Bristol and Chester concerts, except the encore this time was Exultate. He says there were 31 boys singing. There were NO PICTURES at the end! Very sad.  :(  He said perhaps it was due to the late hour. They started 15-20 minutes late (probably to give time for those stuck in traffic) and had an extra-long intermission.

He also said that Matthew Madine and Jude Collins are very easy to recognize, because they look so much like their older brothers.  :)

4:30 p.m. Per Dani, the concert was wonderful. "Eternal Light was just amazing tonight. Ralph and Stefan were fantastic again, and Ralph is really nailing the high notes."

The church was very full with about 700 people there. There were 31 boys in total - 23 old and 8 new.  No James T. again, however.

They had a new encore - Exultate!

New boys are: Ciaran Bradberry-Hickey (haven't heard of him before), Jude Collins, Thomas Delgado-Little, Dylan Duffy, Ben Fairman, Luis Fernandes, Barney Lindsell and Matthew Madine! Woo-hoo!  :)

8:00 a.m. Yorkie and Dani are lined up for the best seats already! It is 2:00 p.m. there in London.

7:00 a.m. The concert is tonight at St. George's Cathedral! It starts at 7:30 p.m. London time!

St. George's Cathedral, London

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