Libera

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Libera

Libera on stage in Houston, 9 August 2011
Background information
Also known as Angel Voices
Origin London, England
Genres Classical Crossover
Years active 1995–present
Labels Warner Classics (1999–2001), EMI Classics (2004–present)
Associated acts Aled Jones
Website libera.org.uk

Libera is an all-boy singing group from England. It is directed by Robert Prizeman. There are roughly 40 members aged 7 to 16. They go to different schools in South London. Most members come from the parish choir of St. Philip's, Norbury, in South London.[1] Libera record albums and goes on tour around the world. Libera is a not-for-profit organisation, registered as a charity in the UK.[2]

Most boys have unchanged boy soprano (also known as treble) voices. The boys in their early teens sing the lowest parts. Libera's songs are either new compositions by Robert Prizeman or new arrangements of classical and contemporary tunes. Prizeman often composes and arranges pieces with individual soloists in mind. He does this to emphasize the variety of characteristics and qualities in the boys' voices.

References[change | change source]

  1. Harris, Bryan (May 2006). "St. Philips, Norbury ... and the phenomenon that is Libera". The Bridge (Monthly Newspaper of the Anglican diocese of Southwark). http://www.southwark.anglican.org/thebridge/0605/0605p06_07.pdf. Retrieved 2013-12-21.
  2. "Libera: Donations". Libera. http://www.libera.org.uk/about/donations. Retrieved 2013-12-21.