Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Manila Concert

Happy Manila concert day!!! Everyone at the PICC Plenary Hall is so excited! Including the Libera boys! They made a little video before the concert!

                                                                                                                             Sam - "Tell us about the concert."

                                                                                                                                 Lucas - "It's at 8 o'clock."

                                                                                                                                 Tom - "At the PICC."

                                                                                                                                    Backstage picture

                                                                                            Kuba and Ciaran - "It's gonna be great. Awesome. Great. Awesome..." lol

Next up is the song list! And there are some special surprises for the Filipino fans! Thanks to John from Canada for the concert highlights! Oh, and Josh played the keyboard for the concert!

1.   Dies Irae - solo Ciaran
2.   Gloria
Speech: Ben & Cassius, Ben spoke in Tagalog which the audience loved!
3.   Angel from on High - high parts by Tom & Lucas
4.   Wexford Carol - solos by Isaac in Gaelic & Sam in English
5.   Sanctus - Dylan did middle part, last Sanctus by Matthew J.
6.   I'm Dreaming of Home - solo by Tom
7.   Voca Me - solo by Tom
8.   Away in a Manger - solo by Ben
Speech: Alex Gula & Alex Montoro both age 8! Per John, they talked about British kindergarten kids learning “Away in a Manger” for the school Nativity play, joked about snow in England and the Philippines, and about hunting for Christmas trees in August when they were in Ireland. They're sooo cute!
9.   Hymn to Mary - solo by Isaac & sang it all by himself! Accompanied by Steven on piano & soft strings.
10. In Dulci Jubilo


11. God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
12. Orinoco Flow
13. Joy to the World
14. What Child is This - solos by Jude & Isaac
15. Carol of the Bells
16. The Moon Represents My Heart - solo by Isaac. Per John audience instantly recognized and cheered for it!
17. Gaudete - solo by Matthew J.
18. Silent Night - solo by Tom
Speech: Ben introducting the next song
19. Exultate  - solo by Tom
Speech: Ben spoke in Tagalog and the audience loved it!!!

Encore: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - solo by Ciaran
Encore: Bayan Ko - the fans loved it!

There were also speeches by Ciaran and Alessandro explaining about their robes, mascot Moose, and their practice routines.

                                                                                                                          PICC at night - photo by Yuki

                                                                                                                             Concert poster - photo by Nikko 

                                                                                                                  Entrance to PICC Plenary Hall - photo by Winx

Sign showing Libera concert as part of Philippines/UK Friendship Week - photo by Yumiko

Inside - photo by David

Fans arriving - photo by Milet

Stage with blue lights - photo by Winx

                                                                                                                          Full house for the concert! - photo by Milet

Thank you to Yuki, Nikko, Winx, Yumiko, David and Milet for the pics! If you repost any pics, please give them credit. :)


  1. Lexi! I need your help! As far as I can see, Ben Fairman does the solo for Away In A Manger. In this video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zkwche5ZmA&list=WLD4B064AEAE289F22, the person who posted it claims that Away in a manger is sang by Matthew Jansen. Is it really him or is it by Ben? Thanks!

  2. Hi, Bamboo! If you watch the live video that Libera posted, you can see that it is Ben Fairman singing the solo. Plus, it just sounds like Ben. :)