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Post by ester » 5 months ago

Hi, I'm newbie here. I come from Indonesia, 17 yrs old, female.
i love libera and now i became their fans.I Knew Libera when I was idly looking for Christmas songs, and until I finally see them sing "Libera in Concert", their managed to amaze me and i was blown away by their voice. I really liked their voices and was very impressed with them and now i Become their fans :D
and also i love the 2006 libera members (old members which exists Tom cully *his my favorite members :"))) *,Joshua Maidine,Adward Day,Ben Phillips,Michael Vereycken,and others..)

so nice to meet you all !! :)

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madine_lover wrote:Hi, I'm newbie here. I come from Indonesia, 21 yrs old, female.
Since 4 years ago until now I became a Libera Fans.
Their music is soooooo INCREDIBLE. Totally AWESOME!
Ok, nice to meet you all guys. :D

halo Maidine_Lovers,aku juga fans Libera dari Indonsia hehe :D salam kenal kak!

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Re: introduce yourselves

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ester wrote:Hi, I'm newbie here. I come from Indonesia, 17 yrs old, female.
i love libera and now i became their fans.I Knew Libera when I was idly looking for Christmas songs, and until I finally see them sing "Libera in Concert", their managed to amaze me and i was blown away by their voice. I really liked their voices and was very impressed with them and now i Become their fans :D
and also i love the 2006 libera members (old members which exists Tom cully *his my favorite members :"))) *,Joshua Maidine,Adward Day,Ben Phillips,Michael Vereycken,and others..)

so nice to meet you all !! :)
Hello Ester, welcome to the forum.
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Re: introduce yourselves

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ester wrote:Hi, I'm newbie here. I come from Indonesia, 17 yrs old, female.
i love libera and now i became their fans.I Knew Libera when I was idly looking for Christmas songs, and until I finally see them sing "Libera in Concert", their managed to amaze me and i was blown away by their voice. I really liked their voices and was very impressed with them and now i Become their fans :D
and also i love the 2006 libera members (old members which exists Tom cully *his my favorite members :"))) *,Joshua Maidine,Adward Day,Ben Phillips,Michael Vereycken,and others..)

so nice to meet you all !! :)
Hi ester,

A very warm welcome to Libera Dreams.

Paul :)
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Re: introduce yourselves

Post by bachmahlerfan » 3 weeks ago

Hello, I am from Minnesota, and have been a fan of Libera since I went to their concert at the Cathedral of St. Paul in 2011. There are plenty of things I want to discuss regarding Libera, and I figure this is the best place to do it. As my username indicates, Bach and Mahler are my two favorite composers.

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bachmahlerfan wrote:
<span title="Fri May 05, 2017 12:26 am">3 weeks ago</span>
Hello, I am from Minnesota, and have been a fan of Libera since I went to their concert at the Cathedral of St. Paul in 2011. There are plenty of things I want to discuss regarding Libera, and I figure this is the best place to do it. As my username indicates, Bach and Mahler are my two favorite composers.
Welcome bachmahlerfan.

You have found the right place to chat about Libera.
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Re: introduce yourselves

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bachmahlerfan wrote:
<span title="Fri May 05, 2017 12:26 am">3 weeks ago</span>
Hello, I am from Minnesota, and have been a fan of Libera since I went to their concert at the Cathedral of St. Paul in 2011. There are plenty of things I want to discuss regarding Libera, and I figure this is the best place to do it. As my username indicates, Bach and Mahler are my two favorite composers.
Hi there BMfan, welcome to the forum .It will be good to have another classical expert around on the forum (I'm not one so I always learn a lot from people who are) Have you hear the New College choir Oxford's Ave Maria set to Mahler's 5th symphony? Absolutely sublime. There is a video on YouTube but I think it may be region restricted.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxEQdcTTEWw
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Re: introduce yourselves

Post by bachmahlerfan » 2 weeks ago

Yorkie wrote:
<span title="Sun May 07, 2017 7:21 pm">2 weeks ago</span>
bachmahlerfan wrote:
<span title="Fri May 05, 2017 12:26 am">3 weeks ago</span>
Hello, I am from Minnesota, and have been a fan of Libera since I went to their concert at the Cathedral of St. Paul in 2011. There are plenty of things I want to discuss regarding Libera, and I figure this is the best place to do it. As my username indicates, Bach and Mahler are my two favorite composers.
Hi there BMfan, welcome to the forum .It will be good to have another classical expert around on the forum (I'm not one so I always learn a lot from people who are) Have you hear the New College choir Oxford's Ave Maria set to Mahler's 5th symphony? Absolutely sublime. There is a video on YouTube but I think it may be region restricted.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxEQdcTTEWw
Thanks for the reply! I've always enjoyed reading your concert reviews since I discovered Libera in 2011. I am unable to view the Youtube link you provided, but I have listened to a choral arrangement of the Adagietto by the group Accentus on Youtube. Unfortunately, I was not satisfied with that arrangement. I should mention that while I am a fan of Libera, I've never really been into boy choirs or soloists (with a few exceptions). However, I do think that the English boys choir sound is the gold standard for boys choirs.

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Re: introduce yourselves

Post by john45 » 2 weeks ago

bachmahlerfan wrote:
<span title="Sun May 07, 2017 8:36 pm">2 weeks ago</span>
I should mention that while I am a fan of Libera, I've never really been into boy choirs or soloists (with a few exceptions).
Hi Bachmahler
Welcome. I am also a big fan of Mahler.
Sibelius, Elgar and Britten too, but that would make for much too long a name tag. It’s difficult to believe that the Minnesota concerts were 6 years ago (I was there). Probably none of the participants is still part of the current group. I can’t helping wondering, if you are not a fan of treble voices in general, what makes Libera the exception?
John

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Re: introduce yourselves

Post by fan_de_LoK » 2 weeks ago

john45 wrote:It’s difficult to believe that the Minnesota concerts were 6 years ago (I was there). Probably none of the participants is still part of the current group.
There is just one that remain: Isaac :wink:

Three others that were in the US tour 2011 left the stage very recently:
- Matthew M, his last concert was at St George 2016,
- Matthey J and Cassius, their last concert was in Vallendar.

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Re: introduce yourselves

Post by bachmahlerfan » 2 weeks ago

john45 wrote:
<span title="Sun May 07, 2017 10:27 pm">2 weeks ago</span>
Hi Bachmahler
Welcome. I am also a big fan of Mahler.
Sibelius, Elgar and Britten too, but that would make for much too long a name tag. It’s difficult to believe that the Minnesota concerts were 6 years ago (I was there). Probably none of the participants is still part of the current group. I can’t helping wondering, if you are not a fan of treble voices in general, what makes Libera the exception?
John
Well, I just like the way Robert Prizeman utilizes their voices in his arrangements, and how he mixes different styles of singing (both classically trained styles and nonclassical). There are a few pieces in the standard classical repertoire such as Britten's "Ceremony of Carols" where I enjoy good treble voices. However, I prefer women's voices in most of the vocal music I listen to. I've heard a few Bach arias sung by really top notch boy treble soloists, and I always found myself preferring versions sung by women, especially in the lower vocal range. I also found that the women had greater emotional expression in their performances. Finally, I wasn't in a choir until high school, so I never had the experience of being in a boys choir. There is much more I could say, but I will stop writing for now. We could discuss this further in another subforum.

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Re: introduce yourselves

Post by Yorkie » 2 weeks ago

bachmahlerfan wrote:
<span title="Sun May 07, 2017 8:36 pm">2 weeks ago</span>

Thanks for the reply! I've always enjoyed reading your concert reviews since I discovered Libera in 2011. I am unable to view the Youtube link you provided, but I have listened to a choral arrangement of the Adagietto by the group Accentus on Youtube. Unfortunately, I was not satisfied with that arrangement. I should mention that while I am a fan of Libera, I've never really been into boy choirs or soloists (with a few exceptions). However, I do think that the English boys choir sound is the gold standard for boys choirs.
I suspected it wouldn't play so I have a version you can download here: Ave Maria - Mahler - New College Choir

I've tracked down what i think is the version you referred to by Accentus and it is everything I dislike about OTT female Soprano voices! You pays your money and you takes your choice I suppose :lol:

Still if Libera and New College Choir can't convert you to the sound of the boy Treble nothing can :D
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Re: introduce yourselves

Post by bachmahlerfan » 2 weeks ago

Yorkie wrote:
<span title="Mon May 08, 2017 6:47 pm">2 weeks ago</span>

I suspected it wouldn't play so I have a version you can download here: Ave Maria - Mahler - New College Choir

I've tracked down what i think is the version you referred to by Accentus and it is everything I dislike about OTT female Soprano voices! You pays your money and you takes your choice I suppose :lol:

Still if Libera and New College Choir can't convert you to the sound of the boy Treble nothing can :D
Well, I do like Edward Higginbottom's interpretation, especially in terms of tempo. Their choir does have an excellent group of treble singers, but I don't see why it couldn't sound just as good with women (assuming they avoid sounding too operatic). It was definitely better than the Accentus version, but at the end of the day, I don't think any group of voices can duplicate the effects achieved by Mahler's orchestration.

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