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by john45
1 day ago
Forum: CD & DVD
Topic: New album is called Hope
Replies: 434
Views: 17703

Re: New album is called Hope

I'm with you Tully. Here's why: http://now.tufts.edu/articles/does-musi ... ecords-cds
The current vinyl popularity reminds me of the story of The Emperor's New Clothes.
by john45
1 week ago
Forum: Concerts and public appearances
Topic: Concert at Ely Cathedral in May 2018
Replies: 44
Views: 1266

Re: Concert at Ely Cathedral in May 2018

I have on two occasions attended services at Saint Thomas which has a fantastic, world-class choir of men and boys in New York City. For any travelers to the United States and New York particularly with an interest in choral music I highly recommend making a visit. Agree. I have been lucky enough t...
by john45
2 weeks ago
Forum: Concerts and public appearances
Topic: Libera Concert in China (2017)
Replies: 153
Views: 6364

Re: Libera Concert in China (2017)

Thanks for your great post and kind words Ari. It's always nice to read a first-timer's reaction, but believe me, the emotional response is the same even at the ninetieth concert. I look forward to your full review. I'm glad you mentioned the back row who were at full strength and contributed greatl...
by john45
2 weeks ago
Forum: Concerts and public appearances
Topic: Libera Concert in China (2017)
Replies: 153
Views: 6364

Re: Libera Concert in China (2017)

All good things come to an end – well in this case just a pause I suppose as Libera will be back in concert four weeks from now where I hope they will include “The Moon” and songs by the new soloists. Better get your tickets now if not already done so. Only side seats left but big-screen monitors wi...
by john45
2 weeks ago
Forum: Concerts and public appearances
Topic: Libera Concert in China (2017)
Replies: 153
Views: 6364

Re: Libera Concert in China (2017)

fan_de_LoK wrote:
<span title="Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:53 am">2 weeks ago</span>
There are two new soloists that sing a full song. Not only Oliver but also Ben.
His rendition of Angel is sweet and pleasant and fits perfectly the words. Both deserve to be eagerly awaited ☺
Agree completely. Ben`s angelic voice is perfect for this song.
by john45
3 weeks ago
Forum: Concerts and public appearances
Topic: Libera Concert in China (2017)
Replies: 153
Views: 6364

Re: Libera Concert in China (2017)

The fourth concert was indeed a private event by invitation from the sponsors, Volvo, with only ten seats available for the general public by lottery. However, thanks to the efforts of Libera staff, nine seats were made available to international fans. The allocated seats were situated high up on th...
by john45
3 weeks ago
Forum: Concerts and public appearances
Topic: Libera Concert in China (2017)
Replies: 153
Views: 6364

Re: Libera Concert in China (2017)

For those of you not following the twitter running commentary, and for a more permanent record, here are a few notes about the second and third concerts. The second concert was held at the Jinshan Cultural Centre, a very nice building and facility about 2 hours drive from downtown Shanghai but still...
by john45
3 weeks ago
Forum: Concerts and public appearances
Topic: Libera Concert in China (2017)
Replies: 153
Views: 6364

Re: Libera Concert in China (2017)

Three angels earned their wings at Wuxi tonight. Victor was not unexpected having been almost certainly positively identified as the new soloist in the MP3 release of “The Moon Represents My Heart”. Sure enough, he performed the final solo perfectly – and that broad smile did no harm. It was not a h...
by john45
4 weeks ago
Forum: CD & DVD
Topic: The Moon Represents My Heart - Single
Replies: 40
Views: 938

Re: The Moon Represents My Heart - Single

Certainly a younger voice - could be Romeo - don't really remember his short COTB solo well enough to be sure. Perhaps someone we have not heard solo before. Very nice, but I would still like to see the release of the full 2013 video/recording.
by john45
1 month ago
Forum: Concerts and public appearances
Topic: Libera Concert in China (2017)
Replies: 153
Views: 6364

Re: Libera Concert in China (2017)

"Stay with me" was last sung not that long ago at the December 2016 St. George's concert. Merlin sang the lead (the erstwhile Ed, Daniel and Cassius part) and Taichi the high bits. The mini-boys also participated.
by john45
1 month ago
Forum: Other Choirs, Singers and Musicians
Topic: Mackie, Kiefer and Francis
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Mackie, Kiefer and Francis

To each his own - but for me this is horrible. Does for me what an operatic soprano (with lots of vibrato) does for Yorkie, ie compares to finger nails on the blackboard, as does anything in a Whitney Houston style.
by john45
1 month ago
Forum: Concerts and public appearances
Topic: Libera Concert in China (2017)
Replies: 153
Views: 6364

Re: Libera Concert in China (2017)

I don’t think you need to worry too much about the boys’ wellbeing or stamina. As the blogger said: “We are extremely lucky with all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes. We actually have the easy job – we roll up, put on our robes and sing.” For the chaperones and technicians it might be a ...
by john45
1 month ago
Forum: Chat
Topic: Your least favorite Libera song is?
Replies: 143
Views: 5640

Re: Your least favorite Libera song is?

Thanks for the correction. Interestingly enough, the Cor Anglais is neither English nor a horn and in England is more commonly referred to by its French name. Here's an interesting clip. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpSwkoR0Dlo
by john45
1 month ago
Forum: Chat
Topic: Your least favorite Libera song is?
Replies: 143
Views: 5640

Re: Your least favorite Libera song is?

Yorkie, if it's any consolation, I am very fond of Brass Bands. Down South we had nothing as fancy as Black Dyke, but as a young boy I would always look forward to seeing and hearing the Salvation Army Band which would parade down our street playing carols every Christmas. As for the Dvorak, nothing...
by john45
2 months ago
Forum: Chat
Topic: Your least favorite Libera song is?
Replies: 143
Views: 5640

Re: Your least favorite Libera song is?

Here's another version (and use) of the melody.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgjLJSuGPt8