Boys Choir Takes The Stage, Second They Open Their Mouths Crowd Gets Instant Chills
Kristin Danley 2/13/2018
As fog gently rolls across a brightly lit stage, young boys wearing pure white robes stand stoically, staring out into the darkened audience. They are on stage at Royal Albert Hall ready to perform the song "From a Distance" live before an enraptured audience.
This beautiful song rose to the top of the charts when acclaimed singer and actress Bette Midler performed it after it was first released by another singer in Ireland. The lyrics speak of the songwriter's faith.
"From a distance there is harmony and it echoes through the land. It's the voice of hope; it's the voice of peace; it's the voice of every man. From a distance we all have enough and no one is in need, and there are no guns, no bombs and no disease, no hungry mouths to feed ... God is watching us from a distance."
The all boys English choir is known as Libera, a traveling vocal group that performs around the world. They also record their own albums and appear on local televised shows.
Most of the members sing in the parish choir of St. Philip's in London and combine forces with a full choir of men for parish choral services. The boys in Libera range in age from seven to 16 and have the purest angelic voices.