the internet lyrics database
7
Become fan 14 4.6 / 5 (21) Share

Libera

Genre:Classical, Alternative, Pop, New Age, Christian
Rank:241
Albums:15
Songs:130

Most Popular Songs (more)

1Angel lyrics
Libera
2The Wexford Carol lyrics
Libera
3Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee lyrics
Libera
4Home lyrics
Libera
5I'm Dreaming of Home lyrics
Libera
6Silent Night lyrics
Libera
7From a Distance lyrics
Libera
8Sanctus II lyrics
Libera
9Wayfaring Stranger lyrics
Libera
10Ave Maria lyrics
Libera

Most Popular Albums (more)

1Hope
Libera
2Libera at Christmas
Libera
3Angel Voices
Libera
4Peace
Libera
5Angels Sing: Libera in America
Libera
6Angels Sing: Christmas In Ireland
Libera
7Eternal - The Best Of Libera
Libera
8Peace -- Deluxe Edition
Libera
9The Christmas Album
Libera
10Visions
Libera

Biography

The distinctive sound of Libera has captivated listeners and audiences around the world for many years. Their new CD and DVD, Libera: Angels Sing in America has reached #1 on both Amazon's Classical and Opera/Vocal charts. Their CD entered Billboard's Classical Chart at #8! And PBS has broadcast Libera's Washington DC concert 500 times across the United States. The last couple of years they have made more trips to the United States, and will be returning to visit the western US in Oct. 2015.

The boys who make up the vocal band Libera have been described as "normal" and "ordinary". However, as their recordings and performances demonstrate, the music they produce is truly extraordinary. With shimmering, mystical chords and ecstatic harmonies, they are unlike any other group you have ever heard. These are truly sounds to lift the soul. Celestial sounds for a new time.

Libera's unique sound is due not only to the extraordinarily talented boys that continue to be drawn into the group as the older ones leave, but in large part to their director, Mr. Robert Prizeman. Mr. Prizeman's original compositions make up a large portion of Libera's musical library, and his gift for arranging the music, whether it is his own work, a cover of a pop song like Enya's "Orinoco Flow", or a traditional Christmas song like "Carol of the Bells", shows the genius that he has for reworking and molding the melodies, harmonies, and lyrics (often sung in Latin) to get the most astounding effects from the boys' voices that are available to him at the time. Trying to label this music with a genre is difficult, if not impossible in most cases; perhaps it's the beginning of a new one?

The singers of Libera, who are aged seven to sixteen, attend many different local schools in South London and come from a variety of backgrounds. Although they are boys and they sing, they do not think of themselves as choirboys, but rather as an alternative kind of boy band. I believe this gives them a different outlook and attitude than most boys' choirs, and that attitude is reflected in their sound, as well as their faces when they sing.

While the unique sound of Libera may be impossible to pigeonhole, its universal appeal has endeared the group to fans all over the world, particularly in the US, the UK, Korea and Japan, where their CDs top the mainstream and classical charts and where they pack concert halls appearing in their trademark flowing white robes on imaginatively lit stages.


Pictures (81)

LiberaLiberaLiberaLiberaLiberaLiberaLiberaLiberaLiberaLiberaLiberaLiberaLiberaLiberaLibera show more (16-31 of 81)


Fans (14)

TygrHawkroguejeffshadynzEnochGodwinLIBERALIBERA3Eric56ghjames37flagantzlunatycheShakesdolasylviakattegekLibericliliberalibfan1

Similar Artists

LordeBarlowgirlSinéad O'ConnorBrandon HeathChristian BautistaNoah & The WhaleBritt NicoleGregorianZoegirlMatt RedmanNatalie MerchantScarlett JohanssonFFHMS MRPlus One show more (16-31 of 41)


More artists

  • popular on LSI
  • new on LSI

Contributors

leaderboard activity

Comments

Facebook (0) LetsSingIt (11)