Northern Ireland Tour Reviews

2 Nov 2012

Member List: Henry Barrington, Anthony Blake, Tiarnan Branson, Ciaran Bradbury-Hickey, Jude Collins, Luke Collins, Kavana Crossley, Thomas Delgado-Little, Dylan Duffy, Benjamin Fairman, Daniel Fontannaz, Matthew Jansen, Anthony Kerr-Munley*, Stefan Leadbeater, Isaac London, Alessandro Mackinnon-Botti*, Joshua Madine, Matthew Madine, Eoghan McCarthy, Oscar McFall, Michael Menezes, Sammy Moriarty, Kuba Niedermaier-Reed, Cassius O'Connel-White, Matthew Rangel-Alvarez, Carlos Rodriguez, Ralph Skan, Berty Smart, Michael Ustynovych-Repa, Sam Wiggin, Lucas Wood. 

* newbie (Welcome, welcome!)
Libera concert programme
Concert programme - front (Courtesy of Patrick)
Signed programme. (Courtesy of Yuki)
Dies Irae - Matthew RA, Ciaran
Gloria - Matthew RA (High part)
Eternal light - Jude, Thomas
Voca Me - Ciaran
I Vow to thee my country - Dylan, Matthew J, Thomas
Salva Me - Matthew RA (High part)
Be still my Soul - Matthew J, Thomas
How shall I sing - Eoghan

- Interval -

Mysterium - Jude
Orinoco Flow
Far away - Isaac
The Fountain - Matthew J, Thomas
Grateful Heart - Thomas, Michael UR
Ave Verum - Dylan, Matthew J, Ciaran, Henry
Sanctissima - Eoghan, Thomas (High part)
Stay with me - Cassius
Glory to Thee - Eoghan
Exsultate - Thomas

Encore: Libera - Eoghan

It didn't surprise me that Josh was still with the group this time again, as a Libera boys AND also on his keyboard. Still, I'm glad to hear that. OMJ, he's officially the oldest Libera boy in history. EVER. Proud of you, my boy. Also happy to see Ralph and Stefan back on the list along with Oscar, Carlos, and Sammy. But no Barney again. :( Adrian and Jakob were missing too. Hope these boys will come back soon.

What surprised me the most is the new addition to the set list: Voca Me, Be Still My Soul, and Mysterium. OH MY GOD! All this time I am always dying to hear Voca Me and Mysterium live in concert. I just think those two songs must sound really amazing and fantastic to perform in an actual concert. Don't you agree? Now I really wish I was there!

Armagh Concert
Libera in Armagh
Inside Cathedral. (Courtesy of Patrick)
Seems the low voice group were really stand out that night. Along with the little ones, they created beautiful harmonies, making some songs sound more fantastic in everyone's ears, such as Be Still My Soul, Voca Me, and others. That is what the impression I got from several statements by the attendees. Well, no wonder, with such skills from long experiences is possible for our back-row boys to make it happen.

Of course we also must congratulate our amazing soloists for amazing performances. Especially I'd like to point out Tom, Eoghan, and Matthew J who had more than one solo. Looks like they are on their golden phase now as the 'main' Libera soloists. Congrats! But after all, we must thank every single boys for their contributions to create colorful, magnificent performance and make their fans happy. I believe they are also happy as well singing on the stage for us.

Pictures above are took by Yuki after the concert at St.Patrick's Cathedral. Find more at Libera (Japan). You should visit Libera Dreams for reviews and such from the concert-goers themselves. Thank you very much everyone, especially Patrick and Yuki for updates and pictures.

Belfast Concert
Libera have had a concert at the same church back in 2009. Three years later, they came back with mostly new boys, new set list to please their fans there. Every concert-goer who went to both venues agreed that this second concert was better than the first one in Armagh. Voca Me still captured many attention since it never brought to a live performance before. Below I quote a short review by Choirfan in LDF.

You also must check out Lucy's tumblr page HERE. She wrote a wonderful review of Belfast concert. She posted some pictures there. Thanks Lucy for sharing your Libera experience.
Libera in Belfast
The stage at St. Peter's Cathedral. (Courtesy of Lucy)
Libera in Northern Ireland
After the concert. (Courtesy of Lucy)

Ah, once again my boys have done a great job. I think they must left some sweet, unforgettable memories for their audience in Northern Ireland. Two amazing concert down, one more London concert to go. Then, next stop is Taiwan in 2013. Are you ready?

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