Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Celebrate this holiday season with Song of Life, a collection of sacred and spiritual music from chart-topping choral group Libera. Featuring the group's distinctive sound of lush vocal harmonies set to shimmering, mystical backing music, this album brings together their best-loved religious-themed songs, including 'Sanctus,' 'Panis Anglicus' and 'A Gaelic Blessing,' and in addition the title track 'Song of Life' - have never before been available in the US.
Libera has traveled the world in the last few years, topping both mainstream and classical charts around the globe. Their most recent release, The Christmas Album, peaked at #2 on the Classics Traditional Charts and was one of the top holiday releases of 2011. The boys in the group, under the musical direction of Robert Prizeman, come together to produce truly extraordinary music with results unlike any other vocal group around today.
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 symbolize the traditional origins of their style, yet their music reaches across generations to a new mainstream audience. Enchanting audiences wherever they go, Libera has attracted an enthusiastic fan base in the United States following their appearances at the 2011 Starkey Foundation Gala, 2007 Kennedy Center Awards, the 2008 Papal Mass in New York, and their first US tour in the spring of '08. Most recently, Libera completed a successful US 2011 tour that visited eight cities including St. Paul, MN and Chicago, IL.
Photographer: Paul Marc Mitchell.