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