Libera’s Christmas concert at a cathedral in London!!!
I’ve dreamt of it!!!xD
The set list was quite the same as Phils Tour, except the encore. I was guessing they would sing Himig Ng Pasko, since they sang Bayan Ko at Arundel concert after Phils Tour 2010. But they sang only White Christmas for the encore.
When they do the concert in London, many newbies appear.
This time 5 newbies!!!
Here is the chorister list. “★” are newbies.:)
-Jakob De Menezes-Wood
-Misha Lieven ★
-Barnaby Lindsell (Barney)
-Oscar McFall ★
-Michael Menezes ★
-Kuba Niedermaier-Reed (Jakub)
-Bertie Smart ★
-Lucas Wood ★
I’m not sure if Michael Menezes and Lucas Wood are related to Jakob (it’s obvious that they’re not Jakob’s brother), and if Bertie Smart is Alfie’s brother. But I saw one boy who kind of looked like Alfie. But don’t know if he was Bertie. And today (Sunday) I saw newbies carefully at the church, saw one black haired boy I have not seen before…but not sure if he was jakob’s cousin.:P
Hmm we’ll see…
About Freddie, I heard a sad news from Ms.Takako Imai, who is a film director and also a translater for Libera, she asked Sam about him – he left Libera since his family has moved away.;(
About Mini-James, I read on LDF that someone saw him in the audience, but I didn’t get to see him there. Wanted to see him again.;(
About Sam L, he arrived at the venue with his family a few minutes before the doors open. So realised he would not sing at this moment.
And about Orland, did hear nothing about him… he appeared on US Tour and was at SoP 50th as well. But he was not on Phils Tour and this concert, and today didn’t see him at the church. Hmm… hope he’s still in Libera.
I talked to Ms.Takako Imai, and asked about the film which some of the Libera boys participated. My previous article – Here
She said ; there’re some problems about credit of music so far, but it will be going well. So as she said in her email I got, will be released next spring in Japan. Yes, of course, she thinks probably it will be released before/around the Tokyo concerts!:D:D:D
She also said she would email me when the news was coming! Awww thank you so much, Imai-san!!! Can’t wait to hear from her!!!xD
Alright, then, my concert review… here we go!
Jakob was back, but the solo of the beginning was Matthew RA in the same way as Phils Tour.
The harmony by Matthew RA, Ralph, Carlos, Eoghan, Matthew J and Alex. Beautiful as always! Then Cassius & Barney’s solo.
I like the way Stef moved slowly before the last chorus of Libera. Looks grand!:D
2. Joy to the World
One of my favourites. Cheerful song. Sounded a bit slower than CD.:O
The high part was Eoghan.
3. Still, Still, Still
Ralph’s solo and 7-low-voices were so comfortable.;)
4. Song of Life
When Ralph started to sing solo, kind of felt his voice got a little bit lower than last concert. But still he keeps high and powerful. AWESOME!xD
The harmony was Daniel and Kavana.
I said this before, this song send me to heaven…don’t know where heaven is though.:P I think this song in particular is good to hear at cathedral. The echo make it more heavenly.
Solo (Ah— part) was Stef, high part was Kavana, and the last part was Luke.
The high part (Salva—) solo was Matthew RA. Didn’t get to see him well since he stood at back. But he did a great job as always!
And another high part in the chorus (Free me to—) was Luke and Ralph. Powerful indeed!:D
7. Stay With Me
Daniel and Cassius’s solo. Yeah I know..his voice has broken. But want him to sing solo!!! Actually he is always in the batch of main harmony, and could hear his voice clearer than Cassius. Go go, Daniel!!:D
8. Veni Emmanuel
Heeeyyyy how many girls fell in love with Josh?!?!lol
On the Phils Tour, Josh was standing behind Ralph at the left side of the stage – you can see it in Libera’s video “Christmas Album Preview” (around 1:05). This time, Josh stood at front and almost centre of the stage! And his singing was much better than Phils concerts!!!
Awww PERFECT!!!xD Actually a friend of my friend who did see/hear Libera for the first time was really surprised by his voice, aura like a star, and super small face!lol
Anyway really amazing Josh! Oh my Josh! (I usually say Oh my Ben!, but let me say Oh my Josh at this moment! Hehe!)
Stef’s solo. I guess he is not good at up-tempo slightly. Sounds cute for me!xD
I like the way of singing of Jonathan. he always looks happy to sing this song.;)
10. Carol of the Bells
Lurv love love this Ding-dong-song! Happy to get to see that quick motion again!:D It’s exciting. Probably directing those movements is Concert producer’s work, isn’t it? So GOOD JOB, Ben!!! Hehehe.
Stef & Ralph’s Ah-ah-ah– were very good. What great singers they are!xD
Gorgeous! The highest melody was by Matthew RA. Maybe the newbies joined…couldn’t see them AT ALL since they stood at back of Josh/Alex/Liam…lol
Before this song, there was Cassius & Barney’s speech “Massive hood”. They have changed the action of this part every concerts. This time, Cassius was pulled the hood on his face by Barney (as usual), Barney left Cassius at the centre and went to his place. Then RP’s piano sound woke Cassius up, and he returned to his place. Aw how cute!:D
Ralph’s solo was really good! Always Goosebumps at “To cry for all” really!!!
13. Eternal Light
Awwwwww special song for me! Want to hear this all the time. Of course, Stef’s solo was STUNNING indeed! Touched my heart so deeply this time as well. Really happy to see/hear those 3’s singing – Stef & Ralph & Daniel. Lurrrvvv this song!!!xD
14. Sing the Story
I like this song too. Luke’s solo of the beginning was a bit slower than RP’s piano.
The high part was Stef. So good!:D
15. Ave Verum
Carlos and Matthew J & Barney’s solo was very good. And love the “V” formation. Josh was at the top as always, Liam & Jonathan were at the second row, Ben & Alex were at the third row… Anyway this was the 2nd highlight of Josh!
Could hear 7-low-voices, but the sound of instruments was a bit loud.
16. In Dulci Jubilo
The highest voice was Ralph’s. Very nice, warm christmassy.:)
17. Glory to Thee
Eoghan’s solo was also brilliant!! I like the way which voices follow each other.;)
18. How Shall I Sing That Majesty
Stef & Eoghan’s solo, absolutely excellent!!! Aw so nice! So gorgeous! Stef’s older voice is really beautiful.xD
Encore – White Christmas
Needless to say, this was my highlight of this day!!!!!!!!!!
Stef’s vocal is dramatic. Sharp but soft, strong but tender, grand but pure… I think it’s similar to Tom Cully’s vocal a little bit. Tom’s is just like the sound of violin, and Stef’s is also like that.
This was totally AMAZING!!! Much better than Phils concerts. I was moved so much and was about to cry…*tear*
He IS a great singer already. Thousands of BRAVOs to Stefan!!!xDxDxD
After all, no Jakob’s solo. His voice might have broken. But he was standing at front with high part boys some times. If he went to low part, would be 9-low-voices!!!(including Sam)
And I couldn’t see newbies on the stage at all! Can’t remember well which song they joined!lol
This is the photo of after the encore. Blurred and not all the boys though…
Will write the other stories in the next entry…;)