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Libera

  • Members: Robert Prizeman (composer, director, conductor) St. Phillips Boys Choir
  • Nationality: UK
  • Years active: 1988-present
  • Type: Choir (trebles)
  • Studio Albums: 12
  • Record Sales: 500,000+ (estimate)
  • Record Label: EMI Classics
  • Biggest Markets: UK, Japan


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DESCRIPTION
Libera's conception is difficult to pinpoint, as they have come under a variety of names (Angel Voices, St Phillip's Choir and St Phillip's Boy Choir) and first became active in the early eighties. However, they released their first album in 1988 but did not name themselves Libera until 1995. As with any choir relying on youthful voices, in this case, trebles, members come and go, but the choir's director, Robert Prizeman has always been consistent. Prizeman arranges their material and unusually for a choir, he composes his own material for his choir to sing, which is their unique point. Material ranges from light pop pieces, traditional music, hymns, classical, and original material. Libera are actually one of a kind in this genre. There are no other treble choirs dedicated to crossover music (there are plenty in "pure" classical music), but they do sound similar to All Angels and Cantamus.

YOU MAY LIKE LIBERA IF YOU LIKE...
Cantamus
Scala & Kolacny Brothers
All Angels
The Choirboys
Angelis

Comments  

 
#3 Bonnie 2013-11-28 00:24
Libera's Irish Christmas concert was on our PBS station. Their voices are so wonderful. I have to look for a Christmas CD!
 
 
#2 John Harvey 2013-05-12 07:46
It's an amazing experience to hear them live, like floating in a sea of harmony.

Sing, sing ye heavenly choir :-)
 
 
#1 Bonnie 2012-10-21 05:06
I was listening to a Soundscape channel on the television and heard them singing, such lovely voices!
 

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