Familiar to audiences across the world, the boys have a stunningly original sound, which is at once both ancient and modern. Their distinctive flowing white robes symbolise the traditional origins of their style - yet their music reaches across the generations to a new mainstream audience. Libera’s success in album charts around the world bears witness to the extraordinary appeal of this unique ‘boy band’. Enchanting audiences wherever they go, they have attracted an enthusiastic fan base in many countries, particularly the United States, Great Britain, Japan, Korea and the Philippines.Peace
follows the success of Libera’s best-selling albums Angel Voices
and New Dawn
. Each CD has been characterised by the ensemble’s distinctive celestial, shimmering sound with mystical chords and ecstatic harmonies. The programme comprises songs drawn from plainsong and traditional hymns, based on themes by Mozart, Saint-Saëns, César Franck and Chopin and by Robert Prizeman and John Rutter. The name Libera comes from the band’s signature song based on the 'Libera Me' portion of the Requiem Mass. The boys who make up Libera are between the ages of seven and fourteen, come from a variety of backgrounds and attend local schools. ‘Normal” boys who still love to play football, skateboard, listen to R’n’B and punk music, through their involvement in Libera they have travelled the world, recorded movie soundtracks and CDs and served as backing singers to Elton John, Björk and Pavarotti. But, as one of the boys said, “The travelling and filming is fun but even if we didn’t go anywhere I’d still want to do it because I just love singing.” That joy of singing comes across clearly in their performances and on their recordings.
Libera’s original sound is both ancient and modern. Their flowing white robes symbolise the traditional origins of their style but their music reaches out across generations to a mainstream audience.
Libera is well known to British audiences through TV appearances and staged concerts at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, Dublin’s National Concert Hall, the Grassington Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe festival, Abbey Road Studios, Belfast’s St Peter’s Cathedral and Arundel Cathedral and at services in cathedrals and churches across the country. They have appeared as guests on BBC-TV’s ‘Last Choir Standing', on the soundtrack for a Waitrose TV campaign and as the subject of a documentary on ‘Songs of Praise'.
Brilliant box and calendar housed in a slipcase CD The original Peace CD plus 5 bonus tracks: "Eternal Light“ "Lullaby" (written by Billy Joel) "Going Home" (the video for "Going Home" has had more than 1.2 million YouTube hits, but has previously only been available on US Public Broadcasting products) "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Silent Night“
Music videos for: "Time", "Deep Peace", "Lullabye", "Going Home", Libera: Behind-the-scenes featurette Libera EPK/Featurette, 18-Month, full colour desk calendar (January 2011 - June 2012). Features behind-the-scenes, performance and publicity stills of Libera, with the song texts on the reverse side. 6-Panel Poster of Libera, with the credits and tracklisting on the reverse.