Libera returns to Manila for post-Valentine's concerts

Top-selling classical vocal group Libera returns to Manila for post-Valentine's concerts in Manila and Cebu. The members include (L-R) Ciaran Bradbury-Hickey, Tadhg Fitzgerald, Taichi Shinokubo, Isaac London, and Alessandro Mackinnon-Botti.

The season of love continues with angelic tunes from the all-boys vocal group, Libera.

The UK-based group returns to the Philippines for the fourth time with a post-Valentine concert to be held this Tuesday, February 16, at the PICC Plenary Hall in Manila.

They will also perform on February 18 at the new Centerstage SM Seaside City in Cebu.

In support of their latest album Angel Sings: Libera in America, members of London-based boy choir??namely Ciaran Bradbury-Hickey, 13, Tadhg Fitzgerald, 8, Taichi Shinokubo, 10, Isaac London, 12, and Alessandro Mackinnon-Botti, 13??hope that Libera: A Valentine??s Concert will stir positive emotions among Filipinos.

New arrangements of songs such as "What a Wonderful World", "Amazing Grace" and "The Prayer" will be part of the line-up.

'I never think we??ve been to the Philippines around this time,' Isaac said. 'It??s usually in the October time.'

They had each visited the country multiple times through their world tours with Libera and had always found something to look forward to in the country.


Isaac shared, 'We??ve already two meals, one of them involved, like a huge pig (lechon). So lots of expectations there."

All of them looked forward to seeing the famous beaches. 'I haven??t been to a beach for a long time,' Ciaran said.

The concerts are part of the main events for the Philippine-UK Friendship celebration. Proceeds from the Manila concert will go to Caritas Manila, Children??s Hour and Foundation for Disadvantaged Children, while the proceeds from the Cebu concert will go to STC-Cebu Foundation, Inc. and Arts Council of Cebu.

To book tickets for the Manila concerts, go to TicketWorld or call Tel. no. 891-9999. For the Cebu concert, please contact the Arts Council of Cebu at (032) 233-0452, SM Ticket information Emmie Candungog (032) 231-20-78 or STC-Cebu (0320) 256-31-65.


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