Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Libera back in Manila Oct. 25, Cebu Oct. 28
The chart-topping London boys' vocal group Libera is coming back to Manila for a Christmas concert on October 25 at the PICC Plenary Hall, and on October 28 at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel.
The singers of Libera range from seven to sixteen years old. They attend many different local schools in South London and come from a variety of backgrounds. Libera packages itself as not a choir, but as an alternative, classical-crossover kind of boy band.
The group's repertoire varies from classical pieces by Beethoven, Debussy, Pachelbel et.al, to Gregorian chants and Latin rite liturgies. Among the group’s most popular renditions are “Always With You,” “Far Away,” “Going Home,” “How Can I Keep from Singing,” “Sing Forever,” “Ave Maria,” “Sanctus” and “Adoramus.”
Libera came to the Philippines for the first time in October 2009 and performed sold-out concerts in Manila and Cebu. Among its most-applauded numbers were “Orinoco Flow” by Enya, in reference to the island of Cebu, and “Bayan Ko,” the unofficial anthem of the EDSA Revolution, which got the boys a standing ovation.
The second Philippine tour is in celebration of the PHL-UK Friendship Week and for the benefit of the British Alumni Association’s Foundation for Disadvantaged Children and the Children’s Hour, in cooperation with the British Embassy Manila, British Chamber of Commerce Philippines, The British Council, EMI and PolyEast Records.
Tickets for the PICC concert on October 25 are priced at P1000, P2000, P2500, P4000, P5000, and P7000, available at all TicketWorld outlets, selected National Bookstore branches, Robinsons Department Store (Galleria, Malate, Metro East, Festival Mall & Starmill Pampanga), and Ayala Center (Greenbelt 1, Glorietta 4, and Trinoma Mall Cinema Booths) and TicketWorld Office at 6793 Ayala Avenue, Suite 701 V. Madrigal Building, Makati City. Call +632 8919999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph. Or contact BAA 0927-8780166 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Cebu, Libera will perform on October 28 at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel. Tickets are priced at P750, P900, P1500, P2500, and P3500. For ticket inquiries, contact the Arts Council of Cebu Office 032-2330452, 0917-3287917 or email@example.com