Sunday, December 23, 2012

Libera Christmas Video 2012

Hey everybody! Just wanted to quickly share this cute Christmas video from the boys of Libera! It looks like they had a lot of fun at their Christmas party this year! I love the awesome hats that they're wearing! I think it's so cute that Matthew RA has his hat on upside-down! Way to be unique! :) Thomas stealing Michael's food while he's talking was cracking me up! And both your plates look beautiful boys...because they're loaded with food, and that's all that matters. :) We get some nice greetings from Dylan, Jude and a "Merry Christmas" thumbs-up from Isaac! Merry Christmas to you as well, boys! And a Happy New Year!!! Hope it's full of happiness and many more new songs! ;)

Taiwan Tour Promo Video

It's here! The Taiwan Tour has a promotional video out! Tickets go on sale in only 10 days! :D

Friday, December 21, 2012

Interview on Premier Christian Radio

Awesome! It's that time of year when Libera gives us all kinds of fun stuff like interviews and an annual Merry Christmas video. This morning Kavana, Cassius, Jude and Michael were interviewed on Premier Christian Radio. Thanks to Fan de LoK, you can listen to it here.

First they play "Joy to the World," and then the interviewer greets everyone and gets an "Hola!" back from Jude. I guess everyone dressed up to go see her, because she comments on how they're dressed like they're ready to go somewhere.

Oh my word Cassius is so...oh my word! The highlight of his Libera career? "I had the nicest chin-wag with Miley Cyrus."
"What did you talk about?"
"What it's like to be even more famous than me." :D And then thank you Kav for jumping in there and explaining. Love how Kav says he was Cassius's mentor. But didn't we kinda figure that? :) And on Cassius's first tour he had an aunty, an uncle, a mom & a dad in place of his real ones.

Poor little Michael trying to talk over everyone! He said that in September he turned 10. And he did explain very nicely how you get to be in Libera. Love Jude and Cassius's explanation:
Jude: They don't tell you anything! They're so secretive!
Cassius: It's like James Bond! Doo-doo-doo!
Jude: It's like the MI6 hiring agents!
And now we know why Jude joined Libera: SNACKS! :D Oh my word this kid is hilarious! And is it me or does Kav sound really grown-up for 14?

Cassius, of course, does his world-famous Donald Duck imitation for the interviewer. Apparently Donald's favorite song from the Christmas album was "Joy to the World." :D

The interviewer asks them for what they're all thankful. Jude is thankful for all the support they had this year. Awww you're welcome guys! Thanks for the beautiful music! :) Oh Cassius. He gives thanks for support, Mom and Dad, and his PS3. And listening to him try to explain what the name of "Free" means to Libera is made even more funny by the fact that Kavana can't stop laughing at everything Cassius says!

Michael is so adorable! "If you're like thirty-three you can still sing with the church choir." I love Jude and Cassius trying to imitate what Kavana sounds like singing bass!!! :D They're so disruptive lol. The interviewer was actually very good and funny! "I want to be part of Libera. Can I join?"
Kav: ...Boys only. :)
And they've been some of her favorite guests! Of course! Cuz they're awesome!

Michael wanted her to play "Carol of the Bells," because he got to sing this in the Philippines last year. It's bouncy, jumpy.

And oh...those moments when you wish that it was a TV interview so you could see Cassius's crazy dance! Love how as soon as the interviewer asks "Are you like the face of Libera?" Cassius says "I'm the face of Libera." And all the other boys are like "Noooo, nah, no he's not..."

Jude! Get your shopping done!!! Only 4 more sleeps till Christmas! lol. Cassius likes waking up on Christmas morning and feeling that really heavy thing on his leg (his Christmas stocking!).

And here's some new info! There's an annual Libera New Year's party! How cool is that?! Dressing up as mummies, doing a dance. It sounds like a blast!  

Interviewer: How can we find out more about you guys?
All: You can go to our WEBSITEEE!!!
Aaand...then they can't remember what their website is. Just google it! :)

Love how they announce the winners of their album. Thanks for the interview guys! You're hilarious! Making more fans every time you're on air. :)

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Libera's Blog - Autumn Tour

Sightseeing with Sam Wiggin, Michael Ustynovych-Repa,
Michael Menezes, Matthew Madine!

Yay! There's another blog up from the boys about their Fall Tour to Northern Ireland and a little about the concert in London. You can read it here. And that means our mystery writer is back, too! :) This tour sounds like it was a lot of fun! The two new boys who have never toured before, Alessandro and Anthony KM, must have been very excited! 

After a very short plane flight (especially compared to what they're used to for tours) they landed in Northern Ireland. The next morning it was off to practice! It sounds like they did get plenty of sightseeing and fun time in as well, though. And time to do homework for the poor kids that had to, although our mystery writer was obviously not one of those. lol. 

Eoghan McCarthy, Jude Collins, Matthew Jansen, Sam Wiggin

Lucas Wood, ?, Tom Delgado-Little, Ben Fairman

On the note of fun...silent football ("or soccer if you prefer") sounds like a lot of fun! I want to get my friends together to try that...although I don't think we could keep it up! :) I would like to also note that our mystery writer seems to enjoy the "Giant Libera Mario Kart," as he deems anyone who doesn't participate "lazy." ;)

Michael Menezes, Sam Wiggin, Tom Delgado-Little

I'm glad the boys enjoy the echo-y cathedrals as much as all the fans do! They always sound so amazing! And good for Tom DL!!! Several high D's!!! Wow! :D  

What a beautiful picture from the Armagh concert! Cassius O'Connell-White,
Oscar McFall, Sammy Moriarty, Matthew Rangel-Alvares

Armagh concert! Lucas Wood, Sam Wiggin, Matthew Jansen, ?,
Anthony Kerr-Munley or
Alessandro MacKinnon-Botti?, Eoghan McCarthy

I would just like to make a side note and say that if anyone has not seen BBC's "Sherlock," they should go and watch it now. It's a pretty amazing show with pretty amazing actors, and it definitely makes you think. If you don't belive me at least believe Libera! :)

Our mystery writer's description of the Titanic museum makes me want to go there! It sounds really interesting, and I didn't know that the Titanic had a sister ship either! Fun fact! The Travel Museum also sounds like a lot of fun! And they played hide-and-seek! How awesome! Just goes to show that sometimes simple fun is the best fun. It doesn't always have to be complex for you to have a good time! :)

Hide & Seek amongst the Travel Museum steam trains.

And The Legend of Johnny Longface...this is just awesome! I have no idea how to play this game, but I want to now! Does anyone else have info on this?! And who ended up being the real Johnny Longface?

It is so exciting that they got to sing with the St. Peter's boys choir! It sounded really great on the videos I saw. Our choir always enjoyed combining together (especially if the other choir was good). This must have been so fun for both groups!

On to London! Yay for the mini boys! Can't wait until they're big enough to tour - maybe to Taiwan and Korea?!

And congrats again to Roberto De Ocampo on receiving the Order of the British Empire! :D So glad that the tour went well guys! Thank you for the blog!

Mr. D's cake was amazing based on the looks on the boys faces!
But who doesn't love dessert?! :D

PS: Hi everyone! This is Lexi! I'm back from college (or university if you prefer) for Christmas break! Just wanted to let everyone know that I got all of my roommates hooked on Libera. It's my alarm in the morning, and I've been playing the songs in the room, and they love it! College is going really well, and I hope to see you all at a concert somewhere sometime! :)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Vote For Your Favorite Libera Video

I got an e-mail from EMI Classics US today. They are running a "Music Video Voting" contest. Go to this link - and you can vote for 1 of 16 of Libera's most popular music videos. You need to be signed into Facebook to vote, but it doesn't spam your timeline or force you to "like" anything. It's just so they can make sure that everyone votes only 1 time. It's so hard to choose 1 favorite, isn't it?!!

The "Music Video Voting" is part of a campaign around the new "Song of Life: A Collection" CD that they have released in the US! It was previously only available in Japan! The CD is available through Libera's Amazon link here for $14.57! What a great Christmas gift!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Sam Leggett Singing with The Rolling Stones

Oh my goodness!!! Sam Leggett tweeted a link to a video today. In it you can see his choir singing with The Rolling Stones at a 50th anniversary concert in London in front of 20,000 people! So excited for him!

You can see the choir at the beginning and again at 07:00.

This video shows the choir a lot more. Sam is in the choir on the right called the Voce Chamber Choir. They and the London Youth Chamber Choir on the left sang the first encore, "You Can't Always Get What You Want."

Screen caps of when you can see Sam.

The choirs got t-shirts from Mick Jagger!

Sam is back row on the right!

The back of their shirts say "YOU CAN'T ALWAYS GET TO SING WITH THE STONES... BUT I DID". Congratulations, Sam! :D

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Billboard Japan Nomination

Congratulations to Libera!!! They have been nominated for the Billboard Japan Music Awards 2012 in the Classic Artist of the Year section!! You can read about it here and here. 

The awards will be broadcast on December 15 at 16:00 on Terebihokkaido, TV Tokyo, TV Aichi, TV Osaka, Terebisetouchi and Kyushu Broadcasting TVQ.

Hope Libera wins!!!! :D Thank you to Hagy for the information!

Monday, November 19, 2012

London Concert Reviews & Pictures

I didn't get to go to the London concert, but there are a few people who did and posted reviews so that we could share in the joy!

Photos by Bullehynka

Lucy is a Libera fan from China but studied and now works in London. Lucky girl! She wrote a lovely review and posted pictures. Thank you, Lucy! Lucy's Review

Maarten is a fan of Libera and choral music in general. He is from the Netherlands and wrote a really great review with pictures of his trip to London and the concert. He makes you feel like you were at the concert with him. Thank you, Maarten!  Maarten's Review

Bullehynka is a Libera fan from France. She always takes the most beautiful pictures and posts them to share with everyone. Thank you, Bullehynka! Bullehynka's Pictures

Thank you to Libera and Robert Prizeman for a great year of concerts! Can't wait to see what 2013 brings! :D

Please remember to give credit to the photographers if you copy and pictures and repost them.

Friday, November 16, 2012

London Concert

                                        UPDATED Nov. 18, 2012

Libera's London concert was tonight! You could feel the excitement, even if you weren't there! Fans started arriving at St. George's Cathedral before lunch! They were very excited, too! Fan de LoK reports that the concert was a great success with many long applause! :D

Front of St. George's - photo by Shii

St. George's sign - photo by Shii

Entrance to St. George's - photo by Paul

Sam Coates, Steven Geraghty, Simon Lewis and Tom Cully were setting up for the concert! 

Setting up for the concert - photo by Yuki

Libera flyers at St. George's - photo by Yorkie

Beautiful lights - photo by Fan de LoK

Panels about Libera in a room next to cathedral nave - photo by Fan de LoK

Part of panel with fans' thoughts about Libera gathered by Simon Lewis.
Do you see your feelings? :) Photo by Yuki

There were 34 boys singing! And there are 3 newbies to welcome ~ Marc Alvares (related to Matthew Rangel-Alvares maybe?), Alex Montoro and Camden Stewart. :D

1.   Marc Alvares *newbie
2.   Henry Barrington
3.   Anthony Blake
4.   Tiarnan Branson
5.   Ciaran Bradbury-Hickey
6.   Jude Collins
7.   Luke Collins
8.   Kavana Crossley
9.   Thomas Delgado-Little
10. Dyland Duffy
11. Benjamin Fairman
12. Daniel Fontannaz
13. Matthew Jansen
14. Anthony Kerr-Munley
15. Stefan Leadbeater
16. Isaac London
17. Alessandro MacKinnon-Botti
18. Joshua Madine
19. Matthew Madine
20. Eoghan McCarthy
21. Oscar McFall
22. Michael Menezes
23. Alex Montoro *newbie
24. Sammy Moriarty
25. Kuba Niedermaier-Reed
26. Cassius O'Connell-White
27. Matthew Rangel-Alvares
28. Carlos Rodriguez
29. Ralph Skan
30. Bertie Smart
31. Camden Stewart *newbie
32. Michael Ustynovych-Repa
33. Sam Wiggin
34. Lucas Wood

And some very exciting news! Joining Steven Geraghy and Josh Madine on keyboards was Tom Cully!! Mr. Prizeman doesn't get to play much anymore. lol.

Program - Photo by Fan de LoK
Musical Director - Robert Prizeman
Keyboards - Tom Cully, Steven Geraghty, Joshua Madine
Clarinet & Recorder - Steven Geraghty
Percussion - Simon Roth
Lighting - Luke Avery
Sound Mixing & Production - Sam Coates
Stage Management - Jonathan Barrington
Chaperones - Barbara Geraghty & Eleanor Lewis
Management - Steven Philipp & Andrew Winter

Program song list - Photo by Yorkie

The song list was the same as for the Northern Ireland concerts.

1.   Dies Irae
2.   Gloria
3.   Eternal Light
4.   Voca Me
5.   Sanctus
6.   I Vow To Thee My Country
7.   Salva
8.   Be Still My Soul
9.   How Shall I Sing That Majesty


10. Mysterium
11. Orinoco Flow
12. Far Away
13. Fountain
14. Grateful Heart
15. Ave Verum
16. Sanctissima
17. Stay With Me
18. Glory To Thee
19. Exultate

Sold-out crowd during Interval - photo by Shii

Photo by Benedict P. :)

Wow! Shii got autographs, a flyer and a car sticker! :D Photo by Shii

Stay tuned for more! And thank you to Shii, Paul, Yuki, Yorkie, Fan de LoK and Benedict for sharing your pictures with everyone who could not be there! :D

Sunday, November 11, 2012

St. George's, London Concert SOLD OUT!

Libera's London concert has SOLD OUT! They posted about it on their web page here. Sight-restricted tickets will be available at the door on the night of the concert. If anyone did not get their ticket in the mail, they will have a sales list at the door so you can still get in. Congratulations, Libera! :D

Friday, November 9, 2012

Mack's Review of Armagh Concert

Mack is a great Libera fan from California USA. We call him Mack, but he is known to many of us as LiberaGrandpa. He got to attend his very first Libera concerts in Northern Ireland and wrote a review about concert #1 in Armagh. Reviews by concert newbies are always the best! Thank you, Mack, for sharing with everyone! :D

I am a newbie when it comes to Libera in general and in going to their concerts. I only found out about Libera a year ago last September. The Northern Ireland concerts were my first concerts. I tried to attend 3 previous outings, but for one reason or another it was not to be.  So fourth time’s a charm.
I arrived in Belfast, No. Ireland on a Tuesday evening. It was cold, but not extremely so.  I had reserved a car for getting around. I had planned to drive down to Armagh from Belfast on the day of the concert and then return to Belfast, as finding suitable local transportation was almost impossible. Little did I know that just trying to find my hotel was going to be an ordeal. I kept going in circles for 2 hours, with my destination at one point, just a block away, little did I know….lol. I finally saw a police car behind me. I just stopped in the street, figured I’d screwed up big time, flagged them forward, and said, “Hi, I’m lost.” I told them I was trying to find my hotel but couldn’t. They were great. They booked me, threw me in jail………oh wait, that’s fiction. They were great and told me to follow them. They made a couple of lefts and said, ”There’s your hotel. Enjoy your stay.” I was saved.
After a night’s sleep, I woke up at 4:30 a.m. local time and couldn’t get back to sleep. At  7a.m. I had  breakfast then walked over to St. Peter’s Cathedral where Libera would be singing the day after tomorrow. I later came across Yorkie and Paul who were staying down the street from me. We went to a local establishment and talked for quite a while. Yorkie has a wicked sense of humor, and Paul is no slouch either. Great craic, as the Irish would say. We met up later with Patrick, his nephew, Francois and Furby. Off we went to find dinner. We ended up at a TGI Friday’s, an American chain restaurant! I came all the way to Belfast to eat American food… I had a blast listening to everyone’s stories.
Concert day in Armagh. I had been looking forward to this. Who will the lads be? Will Josh be there like in the Channel Islands? If he is, will he have a solo? What will the song set list be? All kinds of questions ran through my mind. At 10 a.m. we headed out. Patrick did a great job of leading, I had no trouble following. Then we ran into a traffic jam. No problem, it’s early. After a few detours, we parked at St. Patrick’s Cathedral and met up with Tony and Bernard. We took pictures inside and out. Sam Coates, Jonathan Barrington, Steven Geraghty, Ian Tilley and a couple of others were busy working hard to get the Cathedral ready for that night’s concert. We left them to their tasks and headed to town for some lunch. When we got back to St. Patrick’s, Yorkie and Paul joined us. We went inside the Cathedral, as it was quite brisk outside. At 4 p.m. Sam told us they needed to lock the doors, so out we went into the cold, cruel world.
There were nine of us in the queue and then John showed up with Yuki & Mummy-san. It got colder. Yuki, Mummy-san and Patrick’s nephew sat in a car to keep warm. By 6:00 p.m. it was extremely cold. The doors opened just before 7:00.
It’s “Showtime”. The audience had grown to about 200 inside. They pretty much filled the center pews all the way back. I was second pew, center aisle, right side. Patrick was to my right. I was one happy camper, considering who I was sitting with. The musicians came out, a string quartet from Ireland, then Steven G, Ian Tilley and Simon on percussion. Then Robert Prizeman came out. It got quiet. The lights dimmed, and Cassius made the welcome announcement and prohibitions on recording devices of any kind. Then the shadows began to move as the boys made their way out on that cold marble that was the stage for the show. The music started, lights came up and there they were. JOSH was in white robes! I had died and gone to heaven. Will he have a solo? Only time would tell.
During their first 2 or 3 songs I was trying to identify the boys, but it distracted me from the show. Others who know the lads on sight have already identified them on other blogs. I am only going to give you my feelings on the songs. Sorry if you were hoping for more. I was totally overwhelmed by the experience of my first live concert. As I mentioned, the first couple of songs I was trying to identify who was who, so I don’t have much recollection of them. They were Dies Irae & Gloria. But on Eternal Light, the sound was heavenly. I was swept away in the joy of their voices and the song. The next song, Voca Me, I tried to go back to identifying the lads singing lead and seconds and so forth….so again, no recollection. Sanctus was next. I stopped trying to identify again and gave myself to the performance. I found myself smiling like a Cheshire cat, and my eyes, for some reason, were leaking. Such a wimp.
Next came I Vow to Thee My Country. I love the way the boys perform this song, and before I knew it, it was over. I was totally absorbed in the performance. Next was Salva, again totally absorbed in the sound. Over. Next was Be Still My Soul. I found myself floating on their voices as if I were a boat at sea on the waves. Loved it. How Shall I Sing was next. I was lost in the song. Over! Interval. I wiped my eyes dry and sucked it up.
During the interval, I asked Patrick’s 12-year-old nephew what he thought of the show so far. He smiled, gave a thumbs up and nodded his head. I asked Furby (Quentin), who was the other concert ‘newbie’, what he thought. He had the same glazed look on his face that I felt I had on mine. We both had enjoyed part one. Andy Winter came out and spoke to a couple of the die hard fans. He turned to me and said, “You must be Mack.” I said “Yes, I am LiberaGrandpa” as I shook his hand. He said “I know that.” WHAT!!!!!!!!!! He knew who I was!!!!!!!!! I was in shock. I told him I had enjoyed his globe trekking tweets on twitter, he chuckled, said "they were fun", and then moved on. A gracious man.
I spoke to a few more people. I asked Yuki and her mom how they liked the first half. Yuki just smiled, and her mom nodded her head. I then asked Yuki the name of a couple of albums that she recommended I buy to add to my Libera collection. I own 5, including SOL – A Collection. It arrived the Friday before I left. I went to the front to see if I could pick up a new one, but alas, they had only brought 2 different albums, SOL, of course, and their Christmas album from last year, as it is getting to be that time of year again. So no new album. But before I buy them through their website, I will wait for the London show. But that’s another story. It hasn’t happened yet…… Stay tuned……J
The second half began. First up was Mysterium. Jude had the solo. Bless his heart, he was trying so hard to get this right, I think he got lost a little. RP stepped into his line of sight and got him back where he needed to be. That flowed right into Orinoco Flow (pun intended), one of my favorite songs including the moves. It is just a show stopper. Well done, lads. Next up, Far Away, another of my favs. It was over before I knew it. I was in awe of the emotion coming out of such a little boy. Powerfully moving. Eyes leaking again, but I was smiling like a banshee too…..:) Next was The Fountain. I got lost in the song, again, over before I knew it. Grateful Heart was next. I remember bits and pieces of the song. I was getting so into their performance I was missing pieces of time. Needless to say, I loved it.
We next had a song where Josh played the piano. I don’t know if he sang with it also. I couldn’t see him as he was behind the other boys during the song. Superb. At the point of the “V” was the only other boy from the Leiden group still singing in white robes, Tiarnan (Josh, of course, being the other one). Sanctissima was next. I remember swaying up and down, left to right with this one. Totally into it. Stay With Me was next. I remember the song starting, and the next thing I knew, Glory to Thee, was ending. Which was the next song? Was it an alien abduction or what? I don’t know what happened. Then they thanked everyone for coming. WHAT! Where did the time go? They made the announcement that the next song was the last song which was Exultate. It was stunning. Everyone was on their feet applauding like mad. We settled down, and they did their theme song of Libera for the encore…….Another standing ovation. We continued to applaud as they waved and filed off the stage. So concludes my First Live Libera concert. I would do it again in a heartbeat. But I had to wait until the next day in Belfast

Thursday, November 8, 2012

St. Peter's Church Service in Belfast

Libera took part in the 11:00 am church service at St. Peter's Cathedral in Belfast on November 4, 2012. The video of the full service is on the church's web site here. I don't know how long the video will be up, so watch it while you can.

You can hear (but not see) Libera singing along with the organ, congregation and the church's boys choir, Schola Cantorum, throughout the service. It's really nice! I think I counted 31 Schola Cantorum boys. Add Libera's 31 boys, and that's a big choir! They sound awesome! :D

At 0:46:10 the choirs go down to the front and sing 2 songs. It's amazingly beautiful!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Fan Video of Northern Ireland Concerts 2012

Quentin from France got to go to Libera's Armagh and Belfast concerts in Northern Ireland. He did a really nice video of his trip. Watch for the cute picture of Cassius jumping up and waving! And Ben at the end just keeps waving to everyone! :D Thank you, Quentin!

Song of Life in Universal Studios Japan Commercial

Congratulations to Libera! "Song of Life" is the music for a new commercial for Universal Studios Japan! They are advertising their special Universal Wonder Christmas celebration which will take place from November 16, 2012 to January 7, 2013. :D

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Belfast Concert 2012

                           UPDATED Nov 2 & 3, 2012

Today was the second and final concert of Libera's Northern Ireland Tour. This one was at St. Peter's Cathedral in Belfast. The fans are saying that Libera was even better tonight than in Armagh. It must have been really amazing! Wish I could have been there!

St. Peter's this morning - photo by Yuki

During Jude's speech, he was supposed to introduce all the musicians. But he forgot Robert Prizeman! He said "Oops! I forgot you, didn't I?" lol. At least he DID remember eventually. Then everyone clapped very loudly for RP! :D

Daniel's speech told about how some of them have had their voices change, so they have to learn new, lower harmony parts. He said he is 16 years old and has been in the choir for 10 years! Wow!

Beautiful colors on the ceiling - photo by Yuki

Stage set up - photo by Lucy

31 Libera boys during standing ovation - photo by Lucy

Waving during standing ovation - photo by Lucy

Lucy's autographed program - photo by Lucy

Lucy wrote a really nice review of the Belfast concert that you can read here. She lives in London and will be going to the London concert at St. George's also. :D

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Armagh Concert


Today was Libera's first concert in Northern Ireland! This one was at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Armagh! Libera arrived on Tuesday. Luke tweeted that they had seen many potato farms and had eaten many potatoes. lol. Really hope the boys do a blog about this tour!

This concert is getting really good reviews! Shall we review it? :D

Church exterior - photo by Viabuona

Beautiful lights in St. Patrick's Cathedral - stage set up and string quartet
warming up. Photo by Fan de LoK

Front of cathedral - photo by Viabuona

Concert ticket - it says "The shimmering sounds of Libera in the
wonderful setting of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh." :D

There are 31 choristers! Wow! And 2 are newbies! :D

1.   Henry Barrington
2.   Anthony Blake
3.   Tiarnan Branson
4.   Ciaran Bradbury-Hickey
5.   Jude Collins
6.   Luke Collins
7.   Kavana Crossley
8.   Thomas Delgado-Little
9.   Dylan Duffy
10. Benjamin Fairman
11. Daniel Fontannaz
12. Matthew Jansen
13. Anthony Kerr-Munley *newbie
14. Stefan Leadbeater
15. Isaac London
16. Alessandro MacKinnon-Botti *newbie
17. Joshua Madine
18. Matthew Madine
19. Eoghan McCarthy
20. Oscar McFall
21. Michael Menezes
22. Sammy Moriarty
23. Kuba Niedermaier-Reed
24. Cassius O'Connell-White
25. Matthew Rangel-Alvares
26. Carlos Rodriguez
27. Ralph Skan
28. Bertie Smart
29. Michael Ustynovych-Repa
30. Sam Wiggin
31. Lucas Wood

Super excited that Josh is still singing and playing the piano at 18 years old! We're missing Jakob de Menezes-Wood and Adrian Sheard, but happy to have Stefan, Oscar, Sammy, Carlos and Ralph back who did not tour in the Summer!

There was no large piano. Robert Prizeman stood to the left to conduct. There were 2 keyboards which were played by Steven Geraghty, Josh Madine and Ian Tilley! Woo! There was a string quartet. Simon Roth is back at percussion. Jonathan Barrington is doing Stage Management! :D

Front of concert program - photo by Fan de LoK

Song List - photo by Fan de LoK

Choristers and staff list - photo by Fan de LoK

Signed concert program - photo by Yuki

1. Dies Irae - Fabulous song to open the concert. The solo was by Ciaran with Matthew R-A.

2. Gloria - Matthew R-A sang the high part.

Speech - Cassius and Ben said the youngest there tonight is 9 years old!

3. Eternal Light - Many people loved this song! Solo by Jude with Thomas!

4. Voca Me - Love this song! The solo was sung by Ciaran, high part by Thomas.

5. Sanctus - The final Sanctus was sung by Matthew Jansen.

Speech - Cassius and Michael U-R with Moose!

6. I Vow To Thee My Country - Matthew J accompanied in parts by Dylan and Thomas.

7. Salva - Matthew R-A is still hitting those high notes! :D

8. Be Still My Soul - So excited that this song is on the set list! The lower harmonies are so great. They sang the beginning part a cappella. Solo by Matthew J and Thomas with Dylan and Sam.

Speech - Jude introducing the musicians.

9. How Shall I Sing That Majesty - If you're not going to end the concert with this song, then go to intermission with it. Am I right?! :D Eoghan sang the solo!

- Interval -

10. Mysterium - Very nice solo by Jude!

11. Orinoco Flow - Great song! Glad they kept it!

Speech - Michael U-R.

12. Far Away - Solo by the strong voice of Isaac. :D

13. The Fountain - Solo by Matthew J and Thomas.

14. Grateful Heart - Solo by Thomas and Michael U-R.

15. Ave Verum - Love this one! Josh played the piano for this song. Solo by Dylan, Mathew J, Ciaran and Henry. When they formed the "V", Tiarnan was at the front with Sammy then Daniel on the left, Ralph then Stefan on the right.

Speech - Daniel on how some of them have had voice changes and so they have to learn new, lower harmony parts.

16. Sanctissima - Solo by Eoghan with Thomas

17. Stay With Me - Solo by Cassius with Matthew R-A on high parts.

18. Glory To Thee - Solo by Eoghan.

Speech - Ben thanks everyone for coming.

19. Exultate - Solo by Thomas

Encore: part of Libera - They used this as an encore in the US 2010 tour. Love it!

And now what we've been waiting for! Some pictures from the concert. These are from Yuki who is always so good to share with us! :D

Michael U-R, Ben, newbie Anthony K or Alessandro?, Thomas, Jude

Dylan, Cassius, Anthony B, Stefan, Matthew J, Eoghan, Ralph, Kavana

Anthony B, Stefan, Matthew J, Eoghan, Ralph, Kavana, Daniel, Henry, Josh

Henry, Josh, Matthew R-A, Tiarnan, Matthew M, Sammy, Oscar

Oscar, Carlos, newbie Anthony K or Alessandro?, Luke, Sam, Kuba, Ciaran

Bertie, Isaac, Lucas, Michael M

So happy that the concert went so well! :D