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EPISODE #67
MUSIC FROM THE TOWER: GUEST IS THE LIBERA BOY CHOIR

Episode No. 67 Saturday, September 7, 2019 Libera Boy Choir with Robert Prizeman, their founder, conductor, composer and arranger and three of their wonderful singers: Cassius Collard, Tadhg Fitzgerald and Daniel White.

This year’s Libera visit to Christ Cathedral of course brought us an absolute sonic performance and luckily also brought us another wonderful radio program. Each year we find out a bit more about this spectacular group from its founding to its future CD’s and tours. Hear from Robert as well as three of the choristers about their tours, their vocal work, how they differ from other boy choirs, and even their philosophy for choosing the music they perform. You can hear in the boys just how much their membership in Libera means to them and just what it has done for these young men’s lives. Another astonishing example of how the gift of music can not only touch their audiences by the thousands all over the world, but also touches the hearts of these 40 wonderful young choristers.

Music today is from their two CD’s “HOPE” and “BEYOND”. available everywhere. https://libera.org.uk
They are also featured in one piece on the Christ Cathedral Dedication CD which can be purchased on our website: http://christcathedralmusic.org/commemorative-dedication-cd

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd0Y5kNcb6DKSDyAkQXtMpg LIBERA YouTube channel

MUSIC: In Paradisum Ben Robbins (Beyond)
MUSIC: Angel Robert Prizeman (Hope)
MUSIC: Mother of God Sir John Tavener (Beyond)
MUSIC: Voca Me Robert Prizeman (Beyond)
MUSIC: Benedictus Deus (Extended song from “The Greatest Miracle”) Mark McKenzie (Beyond)

 

EPISODE #48
MUSIC FROM THE TOWER: GUESTS ARE ROBERT PRIZEMAN AND LIBERA!

Episode No. 48  Saturday, October 13, 2018  Libera!  Robert Prizeman, Founder, Conductor, Arranger and three of their amazing Choristers, Leo Barron, Alex Gula, David White.

The fantastic Boy Choir, LIBERA, makes another return to Christ Cathedral and on this visit they made another appearance on MUSIC FROM THE TOWER.  It is a fascinating look at this world-wide phenomenon through the eyes of their founder and conductor Robert Prizeman.  The distinctive sound of Libera has travelled the world in the last few years. The group’s albums have topped both mainstream and classical charts in many countries, and their recordings hold their place in top-tens alongside major artists like Bocelli.  They speak a lot about their latest CD, BEYOND.  All of this episode’s music is from BEYOND.

The boys who make up the vocal band Libera have been described as “normal” and “ordinary”. However, as their recordings and performances demonstrate, the music they produce is truly extraordinary. With shimmering, mystical chords and ecstatic harmonies, they are unlike any other group you have ever heard. These are truly sounds to lift the soul. Celestial sounds for a new time.

The singers of Libera who are aged seven to sixteen attend many different local schools in South London and come from a variety of backgrounds. Although they are boys and they sing, they do not think of themselves as choirboys, but rather as an alternative kind of boy band.

While the unique sound of Libera may be impossible to pigeonhole, its universal appeal has endeared the group to fans all over the world, particularly in the US, the UK, the Philippines, South Korea and Japan, where their CDs top the mainstream and classical charts and where they pack concert halls appearing in their trademark flowing white robes on imaginatively lit stages.

www.libera.org.uk  for complete information about Libera, their tours and the CD’s including BEYOND

MUSIC:  Ave Maria   Giulio Caccini       Libera from their new CD, BEYOND
MUSIC:  Lacrymosa  (Based upon Saint-Saens “Aquarium”)  Leo Barron. (high “ah’s”), Alex Gula, soloist
MUSIC:  The Prayer  Céline Dion.        Libera from their new CD, BEYOND. Daniel White, soloist
MUSIC:  Ave Maria    Robert Prizeman
MUSIC:  Sanctus based on the Canon   Johann Pachelbel  arr. Robert Prizeman

THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN

Christ Cathedral will on Tuesday, Aug. 7, welcome back the Choir Boys from London called LIBERA! The distinctive sound of Libera has traveled the world in the last few years. The group’s albums have topped both mainstream and classical charts in many countries, and their recordings hold their place in the top-10 charts alongside major artists like Bocelli. 

The boys who make up the vocal band Libera have been described as “normal” and “ordinary.” However, as their recordings and performances demonstrate, the music they produce is truly extraordinary. With shimmering, mystical chords and ecstatic harmonies, they are unlike any other group you have ever heard. These are truly sounds to lift the soul. Celestial sounds for a new time. 

The singers of Libera, age 7 to 16 years old, attend many different local schools in South London and come from a variety of backgrounds. Although they are boys and they sing, they do not think of themselves as choirboys, but rather as an alternative kind of boy band. 

While the unique sound of Libera may be impossible to pigeonhole, its universal appeal has endeared the group to fans all over the world, particularly in the US, the UK, the Philippines, South Korea and Japan, where their CDs top the mainstream and classical charts and where they pack concert halls appearing in their trademark flowing white robes on imaginatively lit stages.  

Last year’s concert was a complete sell-out. To order your tickets visit christcathedralmusic.org and click on “music.”