Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Jersey Concert #1


Today is Libera's Jersey concert #1! And I'm so excited!!! I can't wait to find out what songs they will sing and which boys are there! We know it's the return of Josh, Tiarnan, Daniel and Jakob! Who else? Are there any newbies?

Here is Fan de LoK's first picture of the boys going to the Jersey Opera House to rehearse. Do you recognize anybody? I do!!! :D

Libera! ~ Photo by Fan de LoK


Fan de LoK posted a picture of the program and JOSH MADINE IS PLAYING KEYBOARDS!!!!! Awesome!!!!

Part of program - photo by Fan de LoK

There are 26 choristers listed -

Henry Barrington
Anthony Blake
Tiarnan Branson
Ciaran Bradbury-Hickey
Jude Collins
Luke Collins
Kavana Crossley
Jakob de Menezes-Wood
Thomas Delgado-Little
Dylan Duffy
Benjamin Fairman
Daniel Fontannaz
Matthew Jansen
Isaac London
Joshua Madine
Matthew Madine
Eoghan McCarthy
Michael Menezes
Kuba Niedermaier-Reed
Cassius O'Connell-White
Matthew Rangel-Alvares
Adrian Sheard
Bertie Smart
Michael Ustynovych-Repa
Sam Wiggin 
Lucas Wood

The song list is the same as for the last Arundel concert except Do Not Stand has been removed and Faithful Heart is added!!! And Josh soloed on it!!! The main soloist overall was Thomas Delgado-Little! Check him out! :D Thanks to Fan de LoK and Dani for the updates!

Everyone that went is gushing about how great the concert was. Our friend, Harry, said it was "brilliant" and "absolutely fantastic!" Julia said it was "amazing." Martin said it was "absolutely wonderful" and "Josh's voice is ... wow!!!!"

Sam Leggett wasn't there because he was "celloing." (playing his cello) lol Nice! Miss you Sam and Stefan, Ralph, Barney, Carlos and Oscar!

Yuki & Lucy report that Robert Prizeman did not play the piano or keyboard AT ALL! gasp! He only directed and tried to keep the boys smiling! For some of the boys, that's not hard to do! :D The grand piano, 2 electronic keyboards, string quartet and percussion were on stage behind the boys. RP sat on a high chair to the left of the stage with desk in front of him and partitions around him. Sometimes he rose to be seen by the musicians.

The programs were £5 for a signed program and £3 for an unsigned program. There were also Libera CD's for sale! :D

1.   Jubilate

2.   Libera

Speech - Ben & Cassius

3.   Song of Life - solo Isaac

4.   Sanctissima - solo Eoghan

5.   Sanctus - high notes by Thomas, last Sanctus by Matthew J

Speech - Cassius, Michael U-R & Moose

6.   I Vow To Thee - solo Matthew Jansen then with Dylan & Thomas

7.   Eternal Light- solo Jude & Thomas

8.   Salva - high part Matthew R-A?

Speech - Jude

9.   Faithful Heart - solo Josh with Matthew J
             This was very moving. The most striking song of the night! Josh's voice is the same as on the CD. He sings the beginning then when he gets to "I give my love," he goes down an octave and MJ helps with the high parts! :D

10. Exultate - solo Thomas


The second half started with an a cappella solo Attende Domine by Eoghan.

11. Orinoco Flow

12. Gloria

Speech - Michael & Cassius

13. The Fountain - Matthew J & Thomas

14. Dies Irae - solo Ciaran with Matthew R-A

15. Grateful Heart - solo Thomas then Michael U-R then Thomas

16. Stay With Me - solo Cassius w/4-5 others, high notes by Matthew R-A

Speech - Josh on voice changes. He mentioned he is back in the choir after absences due to exams! Then he announced he'd be playing the piano for the next song! :D

17. Ave Verum - Josh played the piano during this! Wow!
             The head of the "V" was 2 boys - Tiaran & Jakob with Daniel & Luke on either side of them.

18. Far Away - solo Isaac

19. Glory To Thee - solo Eoghan
         This was sung in a round of 5 groups.

Speech - Ben

20. How Shall I Sing That Majesty - solo Eoghan

Encore: part of Exultate

Dylan, Michael U-R, Ben, Eoghan, (Cassius & Jude behind them)
Luke, Kavana, Henry, Anthony, Daniel, Matthew R-A, Tiarnan
Photo by Yuki

Josh, Adrian, Jakob, Sam, Matthew M, Matthew J, Kuba
Bertie, Ciaran, Tom, Lucas, Isaac, Michael M
Photo by Yuki

There was no Meet & Greet, but they sold signed and unsigned programs.
Photo by Yuki

Can't wait for tomorrow's concert! :D

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