Thursday, November 28, 2013

London Concert

Libera arriving for the concert

Happy Thanksgiving from the US! Libera's London concert was tonight. It sounds like it was amazing! But when are they ever NOT amazing?! There were some special surprises in store for the audience, though. More about that in a bit...

It was very cold in London, but the fans lined up early. There were at least 3 fans going to their very first Libera concert - Annette from Australia, Meme from Argentina, and Danny from Bulgaria! I think you can be called a "Super Fan" when you travel all that way! =D Fans reported that Michael Ustynovych-Repa and Freddie Ingles were in the audience with their families!

Video screens for obstructed view seats

Pretty lights

The same 24 boys who went on the Philippines tour were singing tonight, but 7 junior boys also sang with them on some of the songs.

Choristers - 

1.   Marc Alvares
2.   Henry Barrington
3.   Anthony Blake
4.   Ciaran Bradbury-Hickey
5.   Gabriel Collins
6.   Jude Collins
7.   Kavana Crossley
8.   Thomas Delgado-Little
9.   Dylan Duffy
10. Ben Fairman
11. Alex Gula
12. Matthew Jansen
13. Isaac London
14. Matthew Madine
15. Eoghan McCarthy
16. Alessandro MacKinnon-Botti
17. Michael Menezes
18. Alex Montoro
19. Kuba Niedermaier-Reed
20. Cassius O'Connell-White
21. Matthew Rangel-Alvares
22. Carlos Rodriguez
23. Sam Wiggin
24. Lucas Wood

Junior Choristers - 

1.  Shay Balsekar
2.  Timothy Lee
3.  James Menezes
4.  Camden Stewart
5.  Rocco Tesei
6.  Jamie Trinder
7.  Mark Ustynovych-Repa

There were extra instrumentalists just like in Armagh for the DVD recording. 

Keyboards - Steven Geraghty, Josh Madine
Strings - The Silken String Quintet
Clarinet - Steven Geraghty
Flute - Candice Hamel
Bassoon - Vicky Crowell
Guitar - Alex Roth
Percussion - Simon Roth

The song list was the same as in the Philippines including Isaac singing "Hymn to Mary" by himself. The only difference was that "The Moon Represents My Heart" was replaced with "Corpus Christi Carol" which was soloed completely by Tom! Double solos!! Double wow!! =D

The encore was still "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," and then Ben gave a speech dedicating the second encore "Bayan Ko" to their friends in the Philippines. Sooo nice!  There were even representatives from the Philippines Embassy and Filipino community at the concert. They held raffles and sold gifts, food, and drinks with all the money going towards Philippines disaster recovery.

Song List -

1.   Dies Irae
2.   Gloria
Speech - Ben & Cassius 
3.   Angel from on High
4.   Wexford Carol
5.   Sanctus
Speech - Cassius & Ciaran
6.   I'm Dreaming of Home
7.   Voca Me
8.   Away in a Manger
Speech - Alex G. & Gabe
9.   Hymn to Mary - full solo by Isaac
10. In Dulci Jubilo
11. God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
12. Orinoco Flow
Speech - Alessandro & Ciaran about Moose, but Moose was missing!
13. Joy to the World
14. What Child is This
15. Carol of the Bells
Speech - Ciaran & Alessandro?
16. Corpus Christi Carol - full solo by Tom
17. Gaudete
18. Silent Night
Speech - Ben
19. Exultate

Encore: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Speech - Ben about the Philippines typhoon, spoke in Tagalog
Encore: Bayan Ko

Signed program

Concert flyers

Congratulations to Libera on a great Christmas concert! Thank you to Patrick, Jimmy, Yorkie, Peer, & Yuki for the pictures.

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