Sunday, March 20, 2011

Congrats to Josh Madine in the 2010 AFTI Media Poll!

The results are now up from the 2010 AFTI boy media poll!!


I'd like to give a big congratulations to Josh Madine, who placed #9 in the top 10, against people like Justin Bieber, Grayson Chance, and Jaden Smith! All of the Libera boys had been nominated, and 9 other Libera boys made the top 108! Those being Ben Philipp in 33rd, Kavana Crossley in 39th, Liam Connery in 44th, Tom Cully in 60th, Henry Barrington in 73rd, Ralph Skan in 73rd, Jonathan Barrington in 88th, Sam Leggett in 88th, and Jakob De Menezes-Wood in 108th! I'd say over all Libera did great!!

Epsom review!!!

 The Epsom concert was AMAZING! Too amazing for words! Fantastic, awesome,
wonderful, brilliant, and stunning can't  even begin to describe my experience.

I really enjoyed meeting up with a lot of the fans from the Libera Dreams forum,
and some others as well - I just hope I didn't annoy ya'll too much!! I was
literally shaking with excitment, as well as having troubles breathing!
Hopefully I'll be able to grasp on to what I saw soon... I'm still in pure
shock... for anyone there, I was the girl with the "I love Libera" hoody with
the sparkly heart on it - you might've seen me acting insane.

Now onto my review!

From my spot in AA2 (front row, second seat from the left) the piano was
blocking the left hand side of the stage, but I did my best to figure out
soloists by ear.
here is the song list with solists:
Jubliate chained with Libera
I really liked this combo! Great fow from one pice to the next! Also it heped
that mini Ben was looking at me the entire time, or so it looked like. It was
nice to hear Jubliate again, as I always liked it! Stefan and Luke sang the
verses in Libera as a duet.
Freddie and Cassius speech
The boys took turns talking - it was really cute!
Eternal Light - Stefan and Ralph
This was stunning! Eternal Light is in my top 5 favorite songs, and they sure
did well on it! The harmonies were wonderful!
Sanctissima - Ralph
Loved it!! Although I prefer Ben's version, Ralph's is still very nice!!
Loved it! Robert and the other musicans started off with the full 8 notes of
Pachelbel Canon, then went into the soaring melodies.  I sat open-mouthed for
this one, I couldn't believe how amazing it was.
Kavana speech
I was sad that he didn't do his conducter demonstration, but he did tell us how
Sanctus is sung in an 8 part harmony, which is pretty impressive!
Alwys with You - Freddie with Jakob on the Ah's
This was great! Freddie nailed it, and Jakob owned his part! Loved the staging
on this one!
Song of Life - Ralph.
In my notes I have written  "LOVE IT! IN TOP 5!!" and I really meant it! It was
sooo amazing.. it just kept building up and up from the sample we have already
heard.. can't wait to hear it in Canada!
Salva Me - Matthew R-A
wonderful! This has to be my second favorite version of Salva, behind Joe
Barney speech - very cute! He introduced all the musicans and talked to us about
'Plainsong' which Salva was based off of.
Lamentione (Lament from Free) - Ralph and Daniel on the Ah's
I have writtien down that the low parts were very nice, and indeed they were!
Exultate - Stefan and Daniel.
The sliding forward, backward, diagonal, and sideways was awesome! I loved it!
Super upbeat and fun!


Mysterium chained with Gloria
Ralph on the Mysterium solo. I'd been looking foward to this, and was not at all
dissapointed! Gloria was simply fantastic!! I had a huge smile on my face the
whole time!
The formed a big U-like shape, slowly taking their hoods off two by two,
starting in the center and working their way out. During this song I had a
perfect view of JB, Liam, Ben, and Daniel, so I was happy about that!
Freddie speech
"Hello! It's me again!" talked about memorizing everything for the concert, and
practicing blindfolded!
Fountain - Ralph and Kavana
I seriously got chills from this. It started off with RP  on piano, and then the
boys began. This song was one of my favorites last night, maybe partly because
Daniel and I had locked eyes for almost the whole song, haha
When a Knight - Ralph
loved it!! Seemed a little different tempo than on CD's, but it was great!
Stay with me -Daniel with Matthew R-A on Ah's
Daniel graced his solo so well that I was left speechless and noteless. I
couldn't believe it! He is one of my new favorites now! Matthew also did a great
Liam speech
said that some of the older boys are at home studying for school exams, and also
explained how much fun it was to explore their new voices as they break.
Ave Verum - Carlos on main solo with Jakob echoing
They slowly formed a V with JB at the point, it was very cool!
Love and Mercy - James and Freddie, with Daniel helping
Jaw-dropper. I couldn't believe it was really tiny little James and little
Freddie singing this! James' last "Mercy and Love" was wonderful!
Going Home - James, Daniel and Jakob
Amazing... it was quite lovely! I really like how their voices fit the parts.
Jude speech
"Hello! I'm Jude! I'm new!" His speech made all of us laugh quite a bit, he's so
cute! Reminds me of Flynn. He told us that he had to learn all the music in just
2 months - wow!
How Shall I sing - Jakob and Stefan
I loved the lighting for this, yet I was so sad that it was the last song! I was
the second to stand at the end, for the ovation, and we all clapped for a very
long well deserved time!
encore:  Exultate reprise
A very short bit of Exultate, wouldve liked something else, but at least this
left the concert on a happy note!

There was no meet and greet or photo sessions, but many of us stayed after and
were able to talk with a few of the boys! I got to take pictures with Stefan,
Daniel, and Ben, as well as get Ben and Daniel's autographs! Also, I got to meet
Tom Cully after the concert, very briefly, but it was still amazing and I
couldn't believe I was talking to him!
 I'm sad the night's over, but I now have my premium seats in Hamilton to look
foward to! Hope to see some of you there!
Also, the members singing were:
- Henry Barrington
- Jonathan Barrington
- Tiarnan Brandson
- Jude Collins
- Luke Collins
- Liam Connery
- Kavana Crossley
- Jakob de Menezes
- Dylan Duffy
- Daniel Fontanaz
- Freddie Ingles
- Matthew Jansen
- Stefan Leadbeater 
- Alex Leggett
- Barney Lindsell
- Eoghan McCarthy
- James Mordaunt
- Samuel Moriarty
- Cassius O'Connell-White
- Benedict Philipp
- Matthew Rangel-Alvares
- Carlos Rodriguez
- Ralph Skan

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Libera Hoodie

As I am leaving for London today I thought it'd be nice to show you guys my Libera hoodie! It's just like the ones they wear, except it says " I ♥ Libera " The letters are made from sparkly black felt and the heart is an iron on sequin applique.  For those of you going to Epsom, you'll now be able to spot me ;D

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Canada Tour Dates Announced!

Libera has announced the dates for their upcomming Canada tour, plus they have uploaded this video!

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The dates and venues are as follows:

Thursday 14th April
St Michael's Catholic Cathedral
200 Church Street
Toronto, Ontario

Friday 15th April
First-St Andrew's United Church
350 Queens Avenue
London, Ontario

Sunday 17th April
Islington United Church
25 Burnhamthorpe Road
Toronto, Ontario

Monday 18th April
The Centre on the Square
101 Queen Street North
Kitchener, Ontario

Tuesday 19th April
St Paul's Congregational Church
450 Park Avenue West
Chatham, Ontario

Friday 22nd April
West Highland Baptist Church
1605 Garth Street
Hamilton, Ontario
(Also a Good Friday Service at 10:30am that they might sing in)

Sunday 24th April
Church of Our Lady Immaculate
28 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario

Saturday, March 5, 2011


WOW!!! I come home from babysitting to see an email from Libera's blgo stating:

"We are pleased to announce our Spring Tour.  We will be be visiting Ontario, Canada between April 13th and 24th.  We will be performing in Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Chatham-Kent and Guelph.   Arrangements are still being finalised and we expect to announce further details shortly."

I've been going complete bonkers since I heard this news! I have family in these exact cities, or quite near them!!! My dad will be calling up North tomorrow to see if I can fly up alone and stay with them there!! He was actually born in London, Canada, so it's really neat that Libera will be visiting! Plus I'd get to miss school!! Well, possibly state testing as well (uh-oh!) but who cares! ;D
Really hope to see as many of you there as possible!!! :D :D