Libera to tour USA

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Re: Libera to tour USA

Post by hiskeys » 2 months ago

kinda_k00l wrote:
<span title="Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:32 am">2 months ago</span>
frankstuart wrote:
<span title="Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:56 pm">2 months ago</span>
I would truly love to be able to sit in on a rehearsal and watch the work. It has always been a mystery to me what the procedures and processes are that goes into the boys learning new music. Surely there is a very limited time for group rehearsal each week so most of the learning must be an individual endeavor. It would be so interesting to have a report on what goes into making Libera - well, Libera!
This very part!! It's like I'm talking to myself :lol: Maybe you and I should start a thread where people guess HOW Libera becomes Libera, and how Mr. Prizeman manages to bring the 'Libera' out of the boys (we may discuss the directing style of RP, the music reading, the vocal training, the techniques they use at lives, etc). We can't say anything for sure, but it's fun to guess and also to know about other's opinions. (Of course in case there hasn't been a thread like that before, I'm new so I still know very little about this place). [end of kinda_k001 post]

[hiskeys] If you haven't seem them yet, you might find these two videos interesting. The first is a 2009 Songs of Praise TV special that was entirely devoted to Libera. Sections on training include 7:58-8:45, 12:38-14:15, and 29:08-29:50. The second video was two years earlier, in 2007, as a bonus feature from their first DVD, filmed in the Netherlands. Sections on training include 3:55-5:50 and 8:25-9:32. I believe this DVD is currently out of stock, except for used copies on Amazon, eBay, etc.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_pyvWZlzwk&t=128s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xU7inOcgpa8&t=25s

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Re: Libera to tour USA

Post by frankstuart » 2 months ago

Thank you hiskeys for the two videos. They do indeed show a few brief glimpses into the rehearsals of Libera. I had seen both before but it was a several years ago and didn't remember them. It was fun watching them again with some of the earlier boys.

It's amazing how Libera has continued to grow and develop as the boys and their voices in it change. Every time you hear them with different voices they are a brand new group!

I had forgotten what a card Tom and Josh were back then. Proof that all the Libera boys are regular boy who bring a special kind of joy to the world.

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Re: Libera to tour USA

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Libera Snow wrote:
<span title="Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:54 pm">2 months ago</span>
One good accident at the airport in St.Louis.
I walked to my gate and I saw some kids who wore white shirts walked in the Starbucks at same terminal.
Libera Snow wrote:
<span title="Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:16 am">2 months ago</span>
When the concert ended and I returned to the hotel, and the local people sent me by car.
They said that it's dangerous to go home alone.
They were kind to me, just because we attended to the same concert.
They were really nice people.

I want to share more story-yes funny/nice stories. :D
Thank you Libera Snow for sharing these stories with us. Getting to know so little things which happened around a concert gives always a bigger picture and allows us to get more of the feeling how it was. And YES, PLEASE, write more stories like these.
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Re: Libera to tour USA

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kinda_k00l wrote:
<span title="Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:32 am">2 months ago</span>
frankstuart wrote:
<span title="Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:56 pm">2 months ago</span>
I would truly love to be able to sit in on a rehearsal and watch the work. It has always been a mystery to me what the procedures and processes are that goes into the boys learning new music. Surely there is a very limited time for group rehearsal each week so most of the learning must be an individual endeavor. It would be so interesting to have a report on what goes into making Libera - well, Libera!
This very part!! It's like I'm talking to myself :lol: Maybe you and I should start a thread where people guess HOW Libera becomes Libera, and how Mr. Prizeman manages to bring the 'Libera' out of the boys (we may discuss the directing style of RP, the music reading, the vocal training, the techniques they use at lives, etc). We can't say anything for sure, but it's fun to guess and also to know about other's opinions. (Of course in case there hasn't been a thread like that before, I'm new so I still know very little about this place).
Yes, having a glimpse of a normal everyday life of Libera would be my dream too. Though, we are limited to the information, which is released by Libera themselves. And it is not much. To be honest, I can understand this, as the "know how" is the value of the group and the greatest achievement of Robert Prizeman. I can understand they are reluctant to sharing it with the world.

Maybe starting a new thread on this topic will be interesting, but I'm pretty sure, that there will be our speculations only.

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Post by bachmahlerfan » 2 months ago

I forgot to listen to the streaming radio broadcast earlier this evening which featured John Romeri (Christ Cathedral music director) interviewing Robert Prizeman and three of the singers. They haven't posted the podcast just yet, but hopefully it will show up soon. Speaking of John Romeri, I just realized that he was music director at the St. Louis Cathedral Basilica when Libera sang there in 2010. He moved on to Philadelphia about a month after that concert, and eventually wound up at Christ Cathedral.

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Post by kinda_k00l » 2 months ago

bachmahlerfan wrote:
<span title="Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:56 am">2 months ago</span>
I forgot to listen to the streaming radio broadcast earlier this evening which featured John Romeri (Christ Cathedral music director) interviewing Robert Prizeman and three of the singers. They haven't posted the podcast just yet, but hopefully it will show up soon. Speaking of John Romeri, I just realized that he was music director at the St. Louis Cathedral Basilica when Libera sang there in 2010. He moved on to Philadelphia about a month after that concert, and eventually wound up at Christ Cathedral.
I missed it too, so I'm waiting for the official upload. An interview by a cathedral's music director may bring out more information about Libera's 'expertise', because as a specialized person in choral music, he probably knows where to 'dig' :roll:

andmar wrote:
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Yes, having a glimpse of a normal everyday life of Libera would be my dream too. Though, we are limited to the information, which is released by Libera themselves. And it is not much. To be honest, I can understand this, as the "know how" is the value of the group and the greatest achievement of Robert Prizeman. I can understand they are reluctant to sharing it with the world.

Maybe starting a new thread on this topic will be interesting, but I'm pretty sure, that there will be our speculations only.
I wouldn't share either it if I could achieve such goals (because it's a core value, and also limited info sharing is beneficial for the boys themselves). And yes I agree that if a certain discussion actually happens, it would just be us guessing in the dark :lol:
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Post by Jay_S » 2 months ago

I have a few photos to post from the Meet and Greet in St Louis. I'll have more to post in the coming days.

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The last for now.

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Here is the link to the podcast of the radio interview with Libera:http://occatholic.com/category/podcast/ ... the-tower/

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Post by kinda_k00l » 2 months ago

Jay_S wrote:
<span title="Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:25 am">2 months ago</span>
I have a few photos to post from the Meet and Greet in St Louis. I'll have more to post in the coming days.
Thanks for all these photos, I would love to see more 'in the coming days' :wink:
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Here is the link to the podcast of the radio interview with Libera:http://occatholic.com/category/podcast/ ... the-tower/
I'm about to share that, you were fast :P
48 mins long, I'm listening to it right now.
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Post by Surpinto » 2 months ago

Nice photos, Jay!
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You can get around this limit by uploading your photos to Twitter or a photo hosting site (I have used http://postimages.org/ in the past for this) and then using the IMG tag in the forum code to display the image like this:

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bachmahlerfan wrote:
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Here is the link to the podcast of the radio interview with Libera:http://occatholic.com/category/podcast/ ... the-tower/
Thank you! It is now on soundcloud to make it easier to listen to on mobile devices: https://soundcloud.com/surpinto/music-f ... and-libera

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Ben had a Birthday while in St Louis. He received this card from some fans.
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