15th April 2012

Joyful Japan

13th April 2012

La di da dim sum. Hello and welcome to Le Libera blog.

We woke up, the sunlight pouring through the window. I guess we forgot to close our curtains that night. After getting ready, another breakfast awaited us. It was laid on the finest porcelain, dressed with the famous wild flowers from Narnia, and even golden silverware. Only joking. Golden Silverware doesn’t even exist, unlike Narnia. The food was great as usual, lovely stuff 

img_8897We were all raring to go out and perform that day. All the remains from the flight were gone and we were settling in nicely; you could tell from the state of our hotel rooms. We settled down for some bowling and shopping before our lunch, everyone managing to hit some ‘pins’ or ‘skittles’. Or whatever you call the things at the end that get knocked down by the bowling ball hurtled at them.

Just after lunch, we managed a quick trip into Towering Tokyo for an open top tour bus. Unfortunately, the information was all in Japanese. Some stuff we actually knew and could work out. But the other stuff, well, we just made it up. We saw the beautiful Imperial palace, which was clearly built out of sheep’s wool mixed with wax and bat droppings. Everyone knows that ;).

img_9034After the sightseeing, (and after we woke some people up *cough cough* ralph) we prepared for the concert. A reasonable coach trip to the theatre and we were ready to go. The sound check was in ‘check’ (see what I did there?) and a quick snack before ensured we were very excited.

Out of the 24 boys, only about 8 had been to Japan before, so the others didn’t really know what to expect. Of course, they got the right idea when we were told the tickets for both our concerts were COMPLETELY sold out. That got us in a perfect mood to perform. 

img_9168The concert went well. Barney showed off some Japanese (well, what he could remember) and we all had a good time. The signing at the end really ended the night with a bang, and so we were really looking forward to what tomorrow would bring.

But for then it was back to the hotel for another snack. Back into our rooms and back into bed, and all that jazz. Brushing of the teeth occurred. Dressing of the pyjamas was in play. And until tomorrow, it was lights out:

All out.

40 Comments on “Joyful Japan

16th April 2012 at 2:43 am

..hello libera..good to hear that you all enjoy..always take good care all of you..i miss the older boys..i hope to see them soon..on your next concert:) GODbless you all guys:)

16th April 2012 at 3:57 am

hahaha Barney and his Japanese:)I live in the country right next to Japan,and cannot speak a single word.Lol.and I loooove Eoghan’s SHINY sunglasses!!I just can’t wait for more pictures to be released(hope you reveal them soonXD).It is soooo good to hear that tickets were COMPLETELY sold OUT^^I just wish I could have been there 🙁
Anyway enjoy the rest of your trip and hope to see you guys soon with a new song!God bless^^

16th April 2012 at 7:50 am

Awesome! I’m glad you all had fun.

We (PH-Fans) will be waiting for your return hopefully in October, ^^

Coach Dave
16th April 2012 at 7:51 am

Glad to hear you all are home safe. I wasnt able to be in SG or Japan but have many friends who told us all about it. Thank you so much for spreading your music with your angelic voices and song. We can’t wait for you to come back to the U.S.!!! God Bless Libera. Matthew 19:14
Keep it up fellas! Your fan forever
Coach Dave

Clarissa Kaw
16th April 2012 at 8:42 am

“Golden silverware” i.e. “Goldenware”? Haha! Hope you blokes come back to the Philippines this year. Good luck! 🙂

Wendy Enos
16th April 2012 at 8:45 am

Someday I hope to see you in person but, until then, I just want to thank you for your sharing your voices. Your music takes my breath away. God has truly blessed you, and I pray that you’ll continue to grow in your talent and share it with the world. This world needs all the beautiful music it can get. Love you all!

Maarten Das
16th April 2012 at 10:19 am

Whoever wrote this blog has a great taste of writing 🙂 I enjoyed this, and hope you all got back home safely. See you in Arundel!

sylvia smith
16th April 2012 at 10:55 am

aw love the way this boy writes,with humor,sounds like you guys had an amazing time ,and we heard that you were awesome as usuall. some day I will come to one of your concerts ^_^ looking forward to that sooooo much. and now you are all back in school after comming home after a very long flight.I admire your devotion,you love singing so much,thank you all for sharing your talents with us and for all the things you kids have to do for that. we really really apreciate it guys. and we love reading about your advantures so keep writing as well.

thelma l. guzman
16th April 2012 at 12:39 pm

libera did it again! as expected all concerts were a success! – now, it’s time to rehearse for arundel. my best regards to everyone & a safe trip back to UK – where anxious parents wait for their babies!!

16th April 2012 at 2:37 pm

So glad that you enjoyed your short stay in Japan. But I’d say you all gave us more pleasure and relief from the stressful life in japan .I look forward to seeing you again when the cherry trees are in full bloom again next year.
The news of your arrival is always the first breeze of the spring!

16th April 2012 at 4:02 pm

nice post! my favorite part is when you had to woke Ralph up XD and Barney and his Japanese. Cool! and good to hear that you all enjoy the trip 🙂

Ian Wotherspoon
17th April 2012 at 4:24 am

What more can I say about the author of the Blog, he is excellent and has certainly taken the baton from the member before him. I do love your humor throughout each blog.

Btw, there really is cutlery that is gold, I have seen it with my own eyes; as well, I own a golden spoon.
Thank you, for the insight about the Imperial palace, I never knew how it was built, but now I do.
I’m really happy to hear that both of your concerts were SOLD OUT. That always lights a fire within.

I will be praying that God keeps you all safe for the rest of your time away from home and that everything will go smoothly. You all must promise me that you will make sure to have lots of fun. Btw, to answer your question about the big things you are trying to knock down, they are called Pins. Skittles is another game completly.
God bless. Ian W.

17th April 2012 at 8:57 pm

Only 8 have been to japan before on this tour wow

Mery Dewi Hutahaean
18th April 2012 at 2:34 am

Nice blog my dearest writer :), Happy to know that you really enjoyed the Asia trip. There’s always a story behind the scene and we love it so much. La di da dim sum.. Have fun on stage, enjoy every minute of it and be more fun in your daily life. love you all my lovely boys muach.. ta ta ta

18th April 2012 at 8:46 pm

Great post. Funny and informative. I´m looking forward to read more from, you. Thx.

20th April 2012 at 1:20 am

Hi, thanks alot for the Blog posts they were great!!! So…. since you’re back from Japan know maybe you’ll be considering a Canada tour?? *hint* hint*:) Glad your concets were such a great success!!! Love you all and keep up the AWSOME work!!!

20th April 2012 at 1:24 am

Thanks for your blog posts! I love the writing style! It’s very amusing. Keep singing, guys!

Hayley Harris
20th April 2012 at 11:37 am

Nice blog, Jonathan Barrington! Seriously, brilliant stuff! Well done to all the boys, and here’s to the next Tour, wherever it may be!

22nd April 2012 at 9:00 am

You did so good a job,dear boys!
I will go to your concert when I am free,I love you forever!

regine bernardine
23rd April 2012 at 2:32 am

Hi Libera! I’m really love w/ the songs you sing. They are really awesome. Thank you for your blog posts. Good job. More albums to come!!! =)

24th April 2012 at 8:39 am

Is there a new Horncastle in the group. One of the boys on some of the Christmas album sure looks like he could be. There seem to be quite a few “legacies” coming into the group. How marvelous that the talents is genetic.

lawrence marzan
25th April 2012 at 12:04 pm

i love libera!!

fang yuan
28th April 2012 at 2:35 pm

your song sanctus is really fantastic !!!!
hope that u wound visit china in 2013 so that I
woundn`t have went to japan to attend ur concert.

and i have news for u that i won the english song singing contest of my school by singing ur song evening falls !!!!

Erika Nicole Corona
30th April 2012 at 11:43 am

Congrats guys for another success!

7th May 2012 at 5:12 pm

I really enjoyed reading about your trip. Thankyou for sharing so many details about your stay in Japan. I would have loved to have been at the concert as well – COMPLETELY sold out, congratulations! I wonder whether the Bunkamura Orchard Hall will be big enough next time? Your popularity in Japan seems to grow and grow, I’m glad! I hope I won’t have to wait too long to hear you live, as I couldn’t come to the Arundel concert, even though my home is just next to you (Denmark). I have to safe my money *sob sob*.

I can’t wait till your next album comes out!
Lots of love from your fan from Denmark <3

10th May 2012 at 11:08 am

How nice!(Valerie for China)

Volunteer Asia
23rd May 2012 at 7:54 am

Lucky you! Wonderful trip you guys have experienced. Japan is really amazing. Thanks for sharing

Claudia van Dijke
27th May 2012 at 9:29 pm

I love Libera, they really have angelvoices.

3rd June 2012 at 8:53 pm

you have wonderfull voice, congratulations, when you go in France for make a concert ? 😀

but thank you for this beautiful songs !

michelle karen martinez
4th June 2012 at 7:52 pm

go to MEXICO is beautiful!!!!

lim li
9th June 2012 at 5:17 am

u guys are totally lucky to be in japan. i went to hokkaido before and the snow was amazing! i am so coming to ur performance in singapore soon.

Ed Calvin
10th June 2012 at 7:02 pm

Just started believing in Angels since I discovered Libera and I’m a Grandpa.I think it all started with Mr. Priseman’s arrangement of Ave Maria for your heavenly voices. Please do not ever stop creating those incredible sounds with your peaceful music.

19th June 2012 at 8:52 pm

Hello Libera,im from argentina,im 25 years old and i love your music,is sou celestial and angelic and touch my heart,please come to Argentina share your music whit us,theres nothing like your music around here,keep making this wonderful music,i sorry for my english is not that good LOL,Kisses and Hugs to all you guys,Joshua you rock man!

21st June 2012 at 5:41 pm

Hello the group of libera I adore your song I ecoutent every day I would have like seeing you in concert but my parents(relatives) want to go also far if you can one day come to make a concert in Finistère in France thank you

ahmed elsayd shokr
8th July 2012 at 4:08 am

i love libera so mach

11th July 2012 at 2:08 am

So enjoy listening to Your music. I have been a fan of Boychoir music for many years and think You Guys are by far the best. Keep up the good work. Hope to see You on Person some day.

17th July 2012 at 9:05 pm

I love LIBERA so mach!!!!!!!

Sylvia Rose Burgess-Tate
5th August 2012 at 6:42 am


8th August 2012 at 7:42 pm

what a privilege to see a Libera concert live!
I’ve been a fan for a number of years and thought I would have to make a trip to UK to see you.
The performance was sublime!
The accoustics in St James Concert hall suited your harmonies to perfection.
Trust your audience tonight appreciate you as much as we did. My husband heard you for first time properly and was most impressed.
The humorous bits were great.
Nice to see Josh still part of the group – your solo brought tears to my eyes.
You have a nice touch with the piano too.
Thanks to whoever changed the trip to bring you here,
The weather was kind and I hope you had a chance to enjoy our beautiful island.
many thanks to all

14th August 2012 at 9:48 am

Your music is god music!


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