LIBERA in Concert
Saturday, 20th November 2010
Celestial sounds from the chart-topping boys vocal group.
The sight and sound of the youngsters of Libera - usually dressed in their flowing white robes - are familiar to audiences in the UK from TV programmes like ‘Last Choir Standing’ (on which they were guest artists), Graham Norton’s ‘When Will I Be Famous’, GMTV and ‘Songs of Praise’ (which broadcast a special Libera documentary and where the group are scheduled to appear later this year).
Recent staged concerts have taken place at venues as diverse as the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, the Grassington Festival, Abbey Road Studios and Arundel Cathedral. The boys have appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, at the National Concert Hall in Dublin and at St Peter’s Cathedral in Belfast. They have also been heard across the country singing the music for the distinctive Waitrose TV campaign. Libera regularly sing at events and services in cathedrals and churches like Buckfast Abbey and Westminster Cathedral. Their albums are frequently featured in the classical and main UK music charts and their music is often to be heard on Classic FM and Radio 2. The group have been nominated for 3 Classical Brit Awards.
Across the world the vocal group is famed in many countries, especially the US, Japan, South Korea and the Philippines where Libera music rides high in the main album charts. Their tours pack out major concert venues and the boys are feted by thousands of enthusiastic fans who queue to meet them and collect autographs. .
In the US Libera is known through concert tours and TV appearances including a nationwide PBS special, which was filmed in Holland. This was followed by Libera’s participation in the Papal Mass at the climax of Pope Benedict XVI’s first visit to the USA. Performing to a capacity congregation of 65,000 at New York’s Yankee Stadium, Libera were the only British artists to take part in this historical event.
The boys had their US debut at the Kennedy Center Honors, where they performed in front of the President and a hall full of celebrities - including Robert de Niro, Cameron Diaz, Diana Ross and Steve Martin. The boys were privileged to close the Kennedy Center Honours with a moving tribute to honoree Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys.
Libera’s original sound is both ancient and modern. The boys’ white robes symbolise the traditional origins of their style but their music reaches out across generations to a mainstream audience.
The boys who make up Libera are between the ages of seven and fourteen, come from a variety of backgrounds and attend local schools in London. ‘Normal’ boys who through their involvement in Libera have travelled the world, recorded movie soundtracks, performers to millions and recorded CDs. But, as one of the boys said, “The travelling and filming are fun but even if we didn’t go anywhere I’d still want to do it because I just love singing.”
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