It was another fabulous concert tonight! The boys seemed happy and relaxed. Perhaps it helped that it was sunny and warm today. :D Just a few notes about anything new that I noticed.
Dies Irae - From the very beginning of the concert, you could tell that these boys meant business and were ready to perform. All their movements were quicker and sharper and more energetic. What are they feeding them? lol
Gloria - Michael U-R goes soooo high! Amazing!
Song of Life - Isaac appears to have a bit of a cold. Maybe I notice it because I'm a mom, but I hear a little congestion when he breaths in. It sure didn't hurt his singing though. His voice was clear and beautiful. During his song, there was a glitch and his mic went out. He didn't flinch. Just kept on singing. So professional for one so young.
Voca Me - The glitch meant that there was a pause until they could start Voca Me. Again, the boys calmly stood there and waited. Excellent training. Robert started the song, and the rest of the concert went beautifully.
Sanctus - I noticed Michael U-R also sings the really high notes. He and Tom are quite the treble dynamic duo. :)
Eternal Light - Dylan is also part of the ensemble singing the solo part with Ciaran, Jude, Lucas and Tom. And Tom sings the high notes.
Jude told us that the string quartet is from the National Taiwan University of Arts.
How Shall I Sing That Majesty? - I love the cello part! Tom sang the high part on this also. So great!
Orinoco Flow - Still loving that extra high part that Tom is singing. It makes the song even better.
Far Away - Isaac's breath control is excellent. Another brilliant solo.
The Fountain - Josh plays the piano on this song, Song of Life and Ave Verum. Otherwise, he plays the keyboard.
Grateful Heart - I didn't think Tom and Michael U-R could get better from last night, but they did! :)
During Ciaran's speech, the first tongue twister that they demonstrated is "Pick a copper, pick a kettle." Try to say that 5 times. It's tough. lol And when they sing the "ma, ma, ma" scale, they go up 2 octaves.
How Can I Keep From Singing? - The solo part is sung by Lucas, Dylan, Eoghan, Alessandro and Isaac.
Glory To Thee - What a voice! Eoghan sang so strong and clear.
Exultate - This time Tom sang the opening lines by himself. And I noticed that Isaac sings the high part.
The audience applauded loudly and were yelling "Encore" over and over. And Libera gave it to them. :)
The Moon Represents My Heart - I have been singing this song in my head ALL DAY! It's so catchy. I don't know the Chinese words, so my mind fills in made-up "Chinesey" words instead. lol It's also interesting to me that when the audience hears the opening music, they don't recognize it until they hear the boys sing the words. Robert's arrangement must be so different from anything that has previously been done. Lots of applause for this song.
The signing was in the same side entrance of the concert hall, but this time the other 16 boys who had not signed last night were there. So anyone who went to the 2 Taipei concerts could have a fully signed poster or program (or cell phone or balloon). Yes, I saw those. :) The boys were so happy and smiley and talkative, yet their fingers were flying. The line was much longer than last night's, but they got everyone through there super fast.
I leave for Hsinchu tomorrow, so I'll try to post more pictures when I get there.