The Voice of Liberty

Libertas Male Choir

Libertas Male choir, directed by world renowned musician, Martin Mans from The Netherlands, is now in its fourth season. We have recently presented our second annual Christmas sing along concert series. We were blessed with full churches and audiences in all venues were eager to celebrate and share in the joy of the season through music and song together with us.

Dear Friends,

The Libertas Male Choir invites you once again, to join them for a day trip to Toronto. As Canadians, throughout this coming year, we will be celebrating our Nation's 150th Anniversary. In honour and recognition of this event, our choir will be on tour to Toronto, Ottawa, Kingston, Peterborough and Durham from June 3 - 10, 2017. We have invited several of our friends from the Netherlands to join us for this celebration! Along with our director, Martin Mans, Martin Zonnenberg will accompany the choir. As well, flutist, Marjolein de Wit and Bass soloist,Jan Scheper, from the Urker Mans Formatie will complete our musical ensemble! Together with our choir, these musicians will indeed be a pleasure to listen to!

Our premier concert for this series is on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Metropolitan United Church, downtown Toronto. With the success of our day trip last June, we plan to offer a bus trip, luncheon cruise and evening concert again this year. After the cruise, we will be visiting Ripleys Aquarium together which will leave just a short time frame for you to find a light supper around Younge St./Eaton Centre before making your way to the church for the evening concert.

We look forward to travelling with you again and hope that you will invite others to come along as well! The cost for the day inclusive of all venues is $135 per person. Reserve your spot soon to ensure you can be a part of this day!

The details of the day are as follows...Saturday, June 3, 2017
9:45 AM Meet at Rehoboth Canadian Reformed Church
(1225 Dundas St., Burlington L7R 3X4)
10:30 AM - bus departure from Rehoboth Canadian Reformed Church
11:30 AM - arrival at Mariposa Cruise Lines, Toronto
12:00 - 2:00 PM - luncheon cruise
3:00 PM(approx.)- bus drop off at Ripleys Aquarium
5:00 PM - Bus pick up at Aquarium and drop off close to church
5:00 - 6:00 PM - Free time supper on your own
6:15 PM- doors to church open Metropolitan United Church
(56 Queen St. E., Toronto M5C 2Z3)
7:00 - Concert start time
9:30 - Board buses
10:30 - Return to Rehoboth Canadian Reformed Church

We are looking forward to sharing the gifts of music and song with our audiences during this monumental year for Canada and we hope you will join us!

Listed below are the venue locations for the week following this concert. Would you help us spread the word about this series and share the details with others that you know who may live in and around these areas?

Wednesday June 7, 2017 7:30PM
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church 82 Kent St. Ottawa, ON K1P 5N9
Thursday June 8, 2017 7:30PM
St. Georges Cathedral 270 King St. E. Kingston, ON K7L 3B1
Friday June 9, 2017 7:30PM
Emmanuel United Church (formerly St. George United)
534 George St. N. Peterborough, ON K9H 3M5
Saturday June 10, 2017 4:00PM
Durham Christian Homes 200 Glen Hill Dr. S. Whitby, ON L1N 9W2

As you read these plans and while we continue to make future plans for the Libertas Male Choir, is this a group that you have been thinking about joining? What better time than now to finally make that decision, 2017 CANADAS 150th! We invite you to join, for a reduced membership rate, for the first half of 2017, if you wish! It would be our hope that you soon feel at home with our choir under the world class leadership of Martin Mans! New faces and more voices to Libertas are always most welcome. We hope that you would continue to rehearse and sing with us through the 2017 Fall and Christmas seasons. Looking further ahead into 2018, plans are being made for a trip to The Netherlands to sing with some of Martins other Male Choirs in beautiful cathedrals throughout the Netherlands and Belgium.

So much to take in, but we do hope to make this an event filled year for Libertas and all who we cross paths with along the way!

To make reservations for the bus trip, or for any further information on joining Libertas, please contact:

Tjitske Van Reenen Tammy Veld
(membership and general info) (Bus trip reservations and general info)
905.522.0001 905.745.5609

2018 European Tour
Martin Mans, has invited Libertas to join with several of his other choirs in The Netherlands for an event filled tour in April/May of 2018. Imagine 250 voices together singing in the most beautiful cathedrals throughout The Netherlands and abroad. Specific details are currently being ironed out and will be made available as soon as they have been finalized.
Furthermore, in the fall of 2018, we plan to welcome back the Urker Mans Formatie to Canada. Also under the direction of Martin Mans, the professional voices of the men of UMF are a true delight to listen to! Do check our website often to be updated on this and all of our upcoming plans.

New members are always welcome, full time, or for special events and tours.
The Libertas Male choir membership currently stands at 65, and new members are always welcome. Music can be studied at home using the Noteworthy computer program and MP3 CDs. Home studying music gives members the opportunity to have less rehearsals and travel time while still ensuring that each member knows his part. We have approximately ten rehearsals per year at Rehoboth Canadian Reformed Church, 1225 Dundas Street, Burlington On., and the dates will be posted on this site 60 days in advance.

Our 2017 fall schedule will be filled with preparations for our Christmas sing along concerts and 2018 tour with local concerts.

Christmas concert dates

Wednesday November 29, 2017 7:30 Pm
Knox Presbyterian Church 59 Riddel Street Woodstock On N4S 6M2

Thursday November 30, 2017 7:30 Pm
Georgetown Christian Reformed Church 11611 Trafalgar Road Georgetown On L7G 4S4

Friday December 1, 2017 7:30 Pm
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church 47 Owen Street Barrie On L4M 3G9

Saturday December 2, 2017 7:30 Pm
Redeemer University College 777 Garner Road E Ancaster On L9J 1K4

Our goal is to celebrate in music, the freedom that we experience through our salvation in Christ, and freedom through the sacrifices of those who gave their health and lives to improve the lives of others.

Please visit our rehearsal and ticket tabs for more information

Please visit our rehearsal and ticket tabs for more information

Libertas In Ottawa

Libertas Male Choir on Stage at :Inspiration Village 2017 Ottawa. Location: ByWard Market, York St. Inspiration Village is an exhibition built completely of sea containers. Together the sea containers will create a unique installation in the heart of Ottawa, free to the public and to compliment the architectural beauty of the ByWard Market. National organizations will showcase the rich diversity of Canada, from Coast-to-coast, and visitors will enjoy activations that inspire our imagination for the future. The National Capital Region expects 11.25 million tourists to join in the 150th celebration. It's the Place-to-Be on June 7 2017 from 12.15 -12.45 pm for the Performance of: Libertas Male Choir directed by Martin Mans, accompanied by Martin Zonnenberg and Marjolein de Wit. The Choir will sing some of your favorite songs. If you like to hear more, Libertas Male Choir is performing in a concert at 7.30 pm at the St. Andrews Presb. Church (82 Kent St.), with the Carleton Male Choir and the Sons of Scotland Pipes and Drums. Everyone welcome.

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