Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Songs of Praise WWI Preview Video

As I posted before, Libera will be on the "Songs of Praise" TV show in the UK this Sunday, August 3 at 4:25 pm on BBC Two. BBC has a short preview of the show.

Next week, Bill visits St. George's Memorial Church in Ypres, Belgium to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War a hundred years ago. Classical chart-toppers, Libera, sing against the backdrop of the battlefields and uncover some of their own families' war stories.

Libera also posted about this - 

"As part of the BBC commemoration of the centenary of World War 1, Libera travelled to France and Belgium in May to film a special 'Songs of Praise' programme for transmission on Sunday 3rd August at 4 25pm on BBC2.

The programme makers researched the history of some of the boys' families, and discovered that many of them had ancestors who had fought in the conflict.

The boys located the memorials to their relatives who died in the war - some had marked graves, others had no known grave but had their names carved into the Thiepval monument which contains over 72,000 inscriptions.

They also visited Ypres and Sanctuary Wood to film performances of Libera songs."

Yes, you read that correctly! Libera SONGS! As in more than one. :D Hope someone in the UK records the show and posts it for all of us to see! Thank you to Jimmy Riddle for posting the preview video above.

Here are more pictures from Libera of their time in France and Belgium in May.

Filming for "Songs of Praise"

Sam Wiggin

 Walking by In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres, Belgium

In front of the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium

Filming outside in Sanctuary Wood, Belgium

Ciaran Bradbury-Hickey

Tom Delgado-Little

Tom & Ciaran

Alex Gula

Ben Fairman & Isaac London being interviewed

At the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme

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