Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Libera Filming a New Music Video

Libera tweeted 2 very interesting pictures with a message - 

"Back to the dark days of child labour with our video filming in Victorian Armley Mills, Leeds"

They must be filming a new video that shows how children used to work in factories. I wonder what song they will sing for this. The pictures look like they are at the Leeds Industrial Museum. It used to be the world's largest woolen mill. In the early 1800's, the working conditions were not regulated, and sadly there were children who often worked in unsafe environments.

Now, can you figure out who each boy is? Patrick and I had quite the discussion on this, because the first boy looks like Gabe but with lighter and longer hair. Is he wearing a wig? Here's my best guess on who is who. See if you agree. :)

Gabe, Timothy, Matthew J, Tom, Ciaran, Michael, Matthew M, Shay, Sam,
Camden, Ben, Lucas, Marc, Alex M, Rocco, Isaac, Alessandro, Alex G

In the factory

Looking forward to seeing this new video. Maybe it will be on Songs of Praise.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Libera of the US Online Store

Tom with the big Moose

Hey, Libera fans! Do you ever wish you could buy some of the items that are sold at Libera concerts? You can now order these items at Libera of the US's charity site - Libera.org - and the money will help fund Libera's concert season for the first half of 2015.

Choose from the items listed below, add up your order total in US dollars, go to Libera.org, and make a donation for the total dollar amount via the "Contribute" button. In the "Contact Us" button, list the items that you want and the sizes or colors.

These make great gifts for yourself or someone else. And Christmas is coming! :) The 2015 13-month calendar is especially nice since it starts in December 2014.

If you live outside the US, you could combine your order with friends' orders to save on shipping or get the 1/2 price deal.

**Get 1/2 price on any combination of 10 or more calendars and Libera Experience books!**


Inside the US -    Free
Outside the US - $25.00 for orders less than $150.00
                            $50.00 for orders more than $150.00

Limited Edition Wristband - Red/White/Blue, Pink, Pink/White, Green/White, Black/Yellow, or Light Blue $5.00
Libera Lanyard $7.00
Libera Christmas Ornament $12.00
Libera Water Bottle $10.00
Libera Hat $20.00
Libera Tee Shirt - sizes S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL $25.00
Libera Full Zip Hoodie - sizes S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL $50.00
Libera Tote Bag - Red, Blue, Beige, or Pink $20.00 

Libera Moose - Small (Limited 200 bandanas) Back-ordered
Libera Moose - Big (Limited 200 bandanas) $40.00 

11 x 17 Limited Edition Poster - Boys Walking Away $8.00
11 x 17 Limited Edition Poster - DC Concert $8.00
18 x 24 Limited Edition Poster - DC Concert $10.00
All 3 Posters $20.00

Libera 2015 13-month calendar $10.00
Libera Experience book (36 Page) $30.00
Libera Experience book - Autographed $100.00 SOLD OUT
The Basilica of the National Shrine Program $5.00
United States Flag with Stand $5.00
United Kingdom Flag with Stand $5.00

13-month calendar


tote bag

Libera Experience 36-page book

flags, posters, "Libera Experience" books


t-shirts, hoodies, water bottles, Christmas ornaments

The Libera boys in their t-shirts they picked out! :D

Thanks for supporting Libera!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Libera Tour Blog - Wonderful Washington Part 2

A mystery Libera boy has written the next installment of the Libera travel blog. You can read the whole thing here. I have a guess on who this is. Do you? lol.

First we are introduced to the cutest dog named Brownie that the boys got to play with while rehearsing at Good Shepherd Church. Of course, the boys travel with Moose, but there's nothing better than a live pet. I love how Brownie posed for the picture along with the boys. He's quite photogenic! 

Then it was off to Washington DC for "quickfire sightseeing"of the Washington Monument, the White House, and the Lincoln Memorial. This may have been a first trip to DC for most of the boys since only Sam and Josh visited in 2007 for the Kennedy Center Honors performance. Sorry about the heat, as usual in Summer here, but the "30 blue-shirted, London choirboys" made a great effort with the group pictures. Obviously it's hard to get everyone looking at the camera at the same time with their eyes open and not squinting or blinking, but this hilarious picture has what, 7-8 boys even looking at the camera. And Kavana has his hand on top of his head. lol.

What each boy does when he doesn't know his picture is being taken.

Almost perfect! :D

I love this one so much!

Matthew giving America just a big ol hug

Next up was a trip to their venue for 2 filming concerts, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. I agree with the writer. It's immense, humungous, beautiful, and echo-ing. Did you catch that there were 31 microphones needed? Remember Josh sang in 2 songs. I think it's so interesting to see how they hide the microphones on top of their heads. Yes, Mr. Writer, you DO have naturally good looks. ;)

Isaac getting his "combover" while Bertie looks on

We all know by now that the boys wear their coats on backwards while eating to keep any food from spilling onto their white robes, but oh my goodness, calling them coats with nose-bag hoods is so funny!

Alex G, a cardboard Pope Francis (but he looks so real, even in person!), Ciaran, & Marc

Waiting to perform is never boring when you laugh at the programme photos of yourself and "talk rubbish" with each other. This trip report blog just gets better and better.

Kuba & Michael M looking at the concert program

I'm guessing there's some laughing at pictures going on here

One of the nicest pictures ever - Lucas, Ben, and
Alessandro sitting during rehearsal

On to the concerts. It's so nice that the boys realized how much the audience loved their performance. I've never heard such a long standing ovation. It just went on and on and on.

Libera performing "The Prayer" with Isaac soloing

Part of the huge audience. This section is where my aunt, 
great-uncle and great-aunt sat. They attended with a 
large group of retired US military officers.

Thanks, Mr. Author, for another great Liblog! :D

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Libera's QVC UK Appearance

UPDATED - October 26, 2014 to add video

I love everything about this picture! :D 

But then along came this one! lolol

Did you see Libera on QVC UK?! They did a great job singing. Thanks to Patrick for uploading the video for everyone to see!

There were 17 boys -

Front row: Ben Fairman, Tom Delgado-Little, Alessandro Mackinnon-Botti, Ciaran Bradbury-Hickey, Isaac London, Alex Gula, Marc Alvares, Lucas Wood, Sam Wiggin

Back row: Camden Stewart, Shay Balsekar, Timothy Lee, Matthew Jansen, Rocco Tesei, Alex Montoro, Michael Menezes, Matthew Madine

They sang "Carol of the Bells" while over 300 people were on hold to order their 2011 "The Christmas Album" CD. Tom and Lucas sang the high "aah's" and then Isaac sang the last "Ding dong, ding dong." They sounded so good!! I'm only sorry that the show hosts didn't interview the boys. I'll upload the video if someone posts it on YouTube.

What an amazing price!

Libera on set
Alex M, Marc, Lucas, Michael M, Rocco


Ciaran, Isaac, Alex G, Rocco

Ben, Tom

Camden, Shay, Ben, Tom, Alessandro

Matthew M, Sam

Ciarnan, Isaac

17 boys

Matthew J, Alessandro

Tom, Timothy

Tom on his solo

Marc, Lucas on his solo, Michael M

Isaac during his solo

Great job, boys! :D

Friday, October 24, 2014

Libera on QVC UK

Mark your calendar and set your alarm clock! Libera will be performing live on QVC UK on Saturday, October 25, 2014. They are scheduled to be on the Saturday Morning Gift Show which airs from 9:00-11:00 am UK time, but they could be on as early as 9:00 am, so start watching then. That's 4:00 am on the East Coast of the US and 3:00 am in Chicago.

Libera will be singing "Carol of the Bells" during the show and probably doing interviews like they did when they appeared back in 2011. You can watch QVC UK's channel online at qvcuk.com/LiveChannel.content.html   

QVC UK's blog says that Libera will be appearing on their Saturday Night Show from 8:00-10:00 pm, but that may be a replay of their appearance on the Saturday Morning Gift Show.

If you want to tweet with other Libera fans while you watch the show, I'm @chocolatlvr on Twitter. Just look up other fans under my following list. And, of course, follow Libera at @officiallibera.

QVC UK is using Libera's "Carol of the Bells" song for their Christmas ad campaign.

How cool is that?! Are you ready for Christmas now? :D