Singapore Interview Part 1

14 Mar 2012

Why I say part one? Is there another interview? According to Libera (Singapore), it's the first of a series interviews with Libera boys. Okay, I can't wait for the others. You can read the entire article of City News - SG here, I just copied-pasted the interview part with Barney and Ralph on this blog.

How long have you been in the choir and how did you get involved with Libera?
Barney: Two and a bit years.
Ralph: I’ve been in the choir about six and a half years, I think. I came into the choir like most boys do—with an audition, at my teacher’s suggestion.

Who are your favorite singers?
Barney: Adele and Rizzle Kicks.
Ralph: Mumford and Sons—they’re a small English band and they’re quite cool.

So which has been one of your most memorable performances?
Barney: Probably at Arundel Cathedral—it was my first concert and it was me and some other mini boys and it was really good fun.
Ralph: I think that was the Papal Mass at the Yankee Stadium—that was amazing.

What is the toughest thing about being in a traveling choir?
Barney: On my first tour I was a bit unsure about being away from home, but you get used to it and it’s like a sort-of family as we are all friends.
Ralph: The hardest thing when you are traveling with a group is that everything takes so long because we have lots of tickets and passports to get through and things like that. But it’s a great experience and we always fill the time with some jokes or card tricks.

And what do you like best about being in a choir like Libera?
Barney: I get to travel the world—I’ve been to the Philippines, America and Canada, and I’ll be going to Japan and Singapore, which is quite good for one year!
Ralph: The best part of it is in the singing and touring, which may just set you up for life in a musical.

How would you describe the sound of Libera to someone who has never heard you?
Barney: Angelic, as everyone says, but it’s really all about a blend, not just solos. It’s the choir coming together to make one amazing sound.
Ralph: We have a unique sound—kind of a cross between classical and church music, and quite upbeat. We write a lot of it ourselves. - the end

Uhmm, okay, that's all. In conclusion, besides Stefan we know that Barney will be coming to Singapore and Japan, maybe Ralph too. Are you excited, guys?

UPDATES: I just realized something strange here. Maybe they kinda mixed up Ralph and Kavana. Well, this thought just came in mind after I read a post from Lauren on LDF. She says it's strange that the answer for Ralph's favorite event is Papal Mass which usually answered by Kavana. In fact, Ralph was not there at the time. And I also noticed that the answer for how he joins Libera because a suggestion from his teacher is the usual answer by Kavana. So, perhaps it's true the article mixed up Kavana and Ralph. Just saying. I could be wrong, though. :)

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