Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Hamilton Review!

I'm now home in Texas, after seeing Libera in Hamilton! As some of you
might've seen I was going pretty crazy before, during, and after the concert,
and I'm pretty much still like that now. We, my aunt, uncle, and their exchange
student Marielly from Brazil, and I, arrived at the church much later than
planned, at about 6:45. I jumped out of the car and skipped/twirled/ran to the
end of the huge line outside. On my way down I ran into a few A/V and forum
members, as well as some new fans, many of whom said "wow! Look! You can get
Libera sweatshirts!" Ah, nope, but you can make them, haha. We ran into a bunch
of people my aunt and uncle knew in line, from various choirs, school,
etc. After about 10 minutes of dieing (or waiting, as everyone else would call
it) my uncle and I went to see if premium ticket holders could go in early. It
was a yes! I ran back down to get my aunt and Marielly and we all went inside. I
bought a program from Lexi who was helping to sell them, then proceded inside
the main area. The man at the door brought us to the first few rows and said we
could sit anywhere there. I saw some decent spots 3 rows back on the left side
and started to walk over there. Passing the front row I saw many fans I knew,
and was then offered a seat! I couldn't believe it! thank you so much to all of
ya'll who helped me get that seat, it was perfect. The other 3 members of my
group ended up sitting in the spots I'd originaly seen. I had a nice time
chatting with the people around me (Heather and her mom, Tom, Paul, Patrick,
etc.), I just hope I didn't annoy ya'll too much! Anyways, shortly after that
the concert began. As the first few boys walked out on stage I started shaking
even harder than before, doing anything I could with my hands to not accidentaly
smack my neighbors in the face from excietment. They began the Jubliate/Libera
chain and I just sat there with this huge cheesy grin on my face, that didn't
leave the whole time! I was able to make eye contact with several of the boys -
Daniel and Matthew Jansen in particular.  I also noticed some of them eyeing my
I love Libera hoodie and cowboy boots as the lights turned on. All of the songs
were phenomonal, and all the soloists were perfect! I sat through the first
half, mesmorized, just staring at the boys. When it was half time, or the
interval as they say, I got up to chat with the fans some more, and went to walk
around. On my way to get some water I accidentaly walked into Callum, who was
walking very fast towards the way I had just come. It was kind of funny
actually, because I was like "Oh! Sorry! My goodness, I'm so sorry!" and he
responded with "It's fine." then walked away. I also got to exhange a few words
with Big Ben, thanking him for the concert, etc. When the second half started I
was just as bad as I was before! When Song of Life began I was doing everything
I could to not sing along, including mouthing the words, covering my mouth, and
what not. It was just so beautiful, and made me cry! Going Home was amazing.
Daniel looked at me almost the whole time (or it looked like it, at least!). 
After the concert I really enjoyed talking to everyone! Sorry about the picture
thing with my uncle, I honestly had no idea what was going on.. but for anyone
reading this in the picture I won't post it! Also, thanks to Yuki from Japan for
showing me her Miracle of Life CD! It was so beautiful! Hopefully it will be for
sale in the US soon. On the drive home from the concert I couldn't help but shed
a tear. This might be my last Libera concert for a long while. Hopefully it
won't, but that's what my mom has said. Thanks to everyone who helped make this
trip special for me! I owe it to ya'll!

Pictures to come when I get home from school! :)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Hamilton Concert

This concert was AMAZING! Everyone said it was the best so far! I had a fantastic time meeting everyone! All the songs were perfect, and so were all the boys!

More to come tomorrow :)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Toronto Islington Concert + Kitchener Concert

Sorry for the lack of posting on the concerts, but I've been soooo extremly bussy at school. Since I'll be missing 2 days I've had to get all my assigenments turned in by tomorrow! Tonight I still need to write a lyric poem, which everyone else has until Monday to do! Anyways, I'm here for a bit now so I figured I'd let you guys know that both concerts went great, and were huge successes! You can read reviews from link I've posted in previous threads, as well as on Paul30003's blog here! Both venues looked beautiful, and everyone has said the sounds was great for both.
Just one more day until I leave for Canada! Soooooo excited! Can't wait to see some of ya'll there :)
Now off to write my poem, lol.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Concert in London, Ontario

When I first heard the news that Libera would be singing in London, ON, I was certian I'd be going! "Daddy was born there! I'm sure he'd wana go back!" I thought, but turns out he was just there in October, and had no desire to see Libera, so I was stuck finding other arangements, which did work out nicely :) Unfortuntly, this meant no London concert, but luckly we have some awesome fans who have shared their reviews and thoughts!

From what I read, this concert was perfect, flawless, the best people have seen! If it's that good by the second concert, imagine how it will be by the 6th and seventh!

To read more on it, please check out Lexi's review on her blog here, or the reviews on the French forum here!

Libera to sing at Easter Mass

Today the bulitin for the  Church of Our Lady Immaculate in Guelph was updated to say:

"On Easter Sunday we will welcome the "LIBERA" choir from England who will join our choir at the 11a.m. Mass. In the evening they will perform a concert at 7p.m. in our Church"

That's great news for anyone who will be there! Actually, there's a slight chance that I'll be able to attend this service, too, as I will still be there on Sunday! The choir of the church is very lucky, as this indicates that they will be singing WITH Libera! Oh how jealous I feel! All that aside, it will not be broadcast over the web like previous venues have done on the USA tour, so those not going will unfortuntly not be able to view it.

Good luck, Libera! :D

Friday, April 15, 2011

Concert at St. Michael's, Toronto

The first concert of the tour was last night, and it soudns like it wen't pretty well! There were a few minor issues with sound and lighting, but hopefully it'll all be better tonight!

The set list and the boys singing were exactly the same as in Epsom with one little change. Love and Mercy has now been switched with Song of Life! I think that it's a great change, since Love and Mercy was near the end of the program, so now Song of Life will be fresher in our minds after the concert!

Also, there was no neet and greet, nor a photo session. This might be due to the fact that the concert started late and had a very long intermission, or that security is getting tighter. I still have my fingers crossed for later concerts, though!

As well as some from the English forum, right here:

Let's hear it for a great start on their Canada tour!! One down, 6 to go :D
Best of luck tonight to anyone going, and to Libera!

**for anyone going to any of the other concerts, or who was in Toronto last night, if you would like to submit a review or any notes about the concert, please do let me know in the comments! I'd love to hear everyone's thoughts!**

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Canada updates!

As of now, one concert is already sold out! It's the one at  Islington United Church in Toronto on April 17th! It's sure to be a great show and I hope everyone lucky enough to get tickets has a great time!
Libera should have landed in Canada an hour or so ago, but we're still waiting on a final word! I hope they had a safe and enjoyable flight, as it's a long one! Some of the fans set out today as well, and many more will be leaving tomorrow! I don't leave until next Thursday, the 21, but I'm still super duper excited! I hope to meet a lot of new people there, as well as some I met in Epsom! Hope everyone who is traveling from anywhere in the world to go see Libera in Canada has a fantastic journy!
Libera Forever!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

New Photos + Help spread the word!

Libera has just poster to their offical site;

"As our first tour to Canada approaches we have been working hard to prepare the show that we will be performing in 7 exciting venues in Ontario.  
We hope that all our fans in Canada know about the tour and have managed to get tickets, but  if you know anyone in Canada who might not have heard that Libera is visiting perhaps you could let them know - we'd hate anyone to miss out just because they didn't hear in time. 
Ticket information is available on our events page.
Why not share on Facebook or Twitter using the links at the bottom of this page......"

Looks as if they really want to sell out all the concerts, and spread their music to as many fans as possible! I know everyone would really appreciate it if you could spread the word to anyone you know in Canada or the North/North East U.S.! I've just sent out an email to all my family in Canada just letting them know, incase they want to go! You can also send people links to the posters, so that they can help by hanging them up!

Inbetween these postings they have also shared some new pictures, from rehersals in St. Philips and the Epsom concert! It's so neat seeing the boys from a different angle than the front row - you can really see the formations the make!

To see the rest, click here.

How exciting! One week until the tour starts! Hope everyone going has fun, and remember to spread the word!!

New Song of Life Preview!

Oh goodness.. what more can I say? Favorite song ever... I decided that the second they began it in Epsom, it was beautiful, breath-taking, stunning! I just couldn't believe it! I now have it memorized word for word, which I'm pretty proud of ^^ A huge thank you to koma1280 for uploading this, and an even bigger thank you to Takatsugu Muramatsu, Robert Prizeman, Ralph, and every other Libera member who sings in this song! I'm literally in tears as I type this, it's just so amazing and magical! :')

Friday, April 1, 2011

Song of Life - New Libera song!

Hello All! Sorry for the huge lack of updates, I've had hours of homework each night, to get ready for state testing, and then a huge chor contest that I had today!
 I know I'm pretty late on this, but I finally have time to update on the new Libera song, called Song of Life! It will be featured in the new Japanese TV show "Madonna Verde" as well as the new Mini Album "Miracle of Life" . Song of Life was written by Japanese composer Takatsugu Muramatsu, who also composed Far Away and you Were There. Miracle of Life will be released on April 13, and will feature the following:
1) Song of Life
2) Far Away
3) You Were There
4) Salva Me
5) Eternal Light
6) I am the Day
7) Deep Peace

Song of Life is now my new favorite song, after hearing it in Canada! It's super beautiful!
The lyrics were printed in the program, so I decided to type them up!

There’s a whisper in the dark
As a new life comes to be.
Then a song begins to form

As it finds the harmony
With a chorus of sound
Of the world all around
Now it blends in the tune
Joining the endless song of life.

We shall never be alone
As we link our hearts in one
Joining voices from above,
All in the miracle of life.
Through the ages we will grow
Only time will ever know,
As our voices magnify,
All in the miracle of life.

Love plays along in our lives yet to come
As we join the song of life.

Now the music starts to build
As the words begin to rhyme
Then another lends a tune
As their voices now combine
With the chorus of sound
Of the world all around
Now they blend their tune
Sharing the endless song of life.

We shall never be alone
As we link our hearts in one
Joining voices from above,
All the miracle of life,
Through the ages we will grow
Only time will ever know,
As our voices magnify,
All in the miracle of life.

Love plays along in our lives yet to come
As we join in the song of life

 The first verse can be heard in this video, and the chorus can be heard here.

Can't wait until it comes out!