West Highland Baptist Church in Hamilton
The concert in Hamilton was sold out! There were about 850 people in attendance. The church let the people with Premium seats enter 10 minutes ahead of time to get their seats in the front 4 rows on the main floor and front 3 rows in the balcony. It was nice to meet Rebekah from Texas and her aunt and uncle, Mariella from Brazil, Laurenz from Austria, and see Todd from California again with his mom from Arizona!
Front stage of church
Mr. Prizeman was on the left side
The string quartet, Steven and Simon were on the right
This was a great concert! And it had a GREAT audience! They laughed and applauded for everything that the boys said. Some of the boys had to pause in what they were saying to wait for the applause to die down! There was a really enthusiastic reaction to everything Libera did. They even sold out of the Eternal Light CD and the Leiden DVD! There are lots of new Libera fans! :)
Everyone sang so well tonight, but there were a few solos that really stood out to me. Freddie did the best job ever on "Always With You." Matthew R-A did the best ever on "Salva" as well. And I think Daniel also did the best yet on "Stay With Me." He's such a happy boy! He never fails to smile! :)
The more I hear "Lamentione," the more I love it. It is really neat because there are nine boys that sing the main melody while the other boys sing the “Ahhs” behind them, but the nine boys sound like one voice! If your eyes were closed you’d think it was a solo!
Liam’s speech was so funny! When he talked about being fifteen years old and being in the choir since he was eight, everyone started to applaude! The look on Liam’s face was priceless! He made a face as if to say “I know, it IS impressive!”
I just noticed tonight that on "Song of Life," it is Daniel singing the REALLY high part behind Ralph! It’s crazy high and spot on pitch! Amazing! This is why it’s great to go to more than one concert! You notice things that you may not have noticed before (like Kavana and Daniel singing so high on those songs!)
I noticed while Ralph was singing "The Fountain," how appropriate it was that there was a cross in the church right above him. The cross in this church is empty though, because Jesus isn't there anymore. Tomorrow is Easter when we celebrate God sending His Son, Jesus, to die on the cross for our sins and rise from the dead! Happy Resurrection Day everyone! :D
Daniel giving the thumbs-up!
The lights are going back down!