Libera Soloists

26 Mar 2011

Every generation has their golden soloists in each era, whether they were named as St. Philip's Choir, or Angel Voices, or Libera as their current name now. Here is the list of former and active members who were/are well-known as main soloists in Libera. You can click the song title to bring you to the song on Youtube. Many thanks to everyone who has managed those awesome channels. It's such a big help for me. Let me know of I missed something/someone here. This list will be updated gradually as the new soloists come.

1. Jaymi Bandtock (Sing For Ever, New Day)
Jaymi is the first ever soloist of St. Philip's Boys Choir that appeared in the public. With his crystal clear voice, He sang most of the solo parts on both classical and re-arranged pop songs.
Jaymi Bandtock
- Morning Has Broken
- Deep Peace (A Gaelic Blessing)
- San Damiano
- Footprints
- Sing For Ever
- I Have A Dream
- Pie Jesu
- For The Beauty of the Earth
- Panis Angelicus
- Adoramus Te


TV Appearances and others:
- Light the Candles

2. Gareth Lowman (Sing For Ever, New Day, Angel Voices)
Gareth Lowman was a member of the St. Philip's Boys' Choir during the late 1980s and early 1990s and appeared on three of their albums, the second of which he featured quite prominently as a soloist.
Gareth Lowman
- Light the Candles
- Always There (Howard's Way theme)
- One Voice
- Bright Eyes
- Sailing
- One Day

TV Appearances and others:
- Christmas Wrapping

3. Oliver Putland (Angel Voices, Angel Voices)
He was a soloist who had a beautiful-gentle voice. He had a bried perform in Libera (late 1991 - 1993). He sang in oly one album of Angel Voices which almost the solos are led by him. Now Oliver currently works as an animator.
Oliver Putland
- Pie Jesu
- For the Beauty of the Earth
- I Have A Dream
- O for the Wings of a Dove
- Be Still for the Presence of the Lord
- Glory to Thee My God this Night
- One Voice
- Praise to the Lord the Almighty
- Panis Angelicus
- Adoramus Te
- Morning Has Broken
- Sailing
- Sing For Ever
- Be Still My Soul
- San Damiano

 TV Appearances and others:
- Amazing Grace

4. Daren Geraghty (Angel Voices, Angel Voices, Angel Voices 2, Angel Voices 3)
He was the main soloist of Angel Voices in the early 1990s. His voice can be heard in many songs during that time. He appeared in many videos, especially the TV series Thora on the Straight and Narrow.
Daren Geraghty
- Pie Jesu
- For the Beauty of the Earth
- Be Still for the Presence of the Lord
- Morning Has Broken
- Nunc Dimittis
- Evening Falls
- Jesus Bids Us Shine/ Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam
- Light the Candles Round the World
- Gaudete

TV Appearances and others:
- God Be in My Head
- De Profundis
- One Voice
- Close Every Door to Me
- Sing A Song
- How Can I Keep From Singing

5. Liam O'Kane (Angel Voices 2, Angel Voices 3, Libera, Welcome To Libera's World)
Liam began singing with the St. Philip's Boys' Choir when he was 8. Over time, he developed his child voice into one of the finest voices ever to come out of St. Philip's. After left Libera he plays in the band called Jimmy the Squirrel.
Liam O'Kane
- Close Every Door To Me
- Walking in the Air
- White Christmas
- Salva Me
- Agnus Dei
- Jubilate
- Beata Lux
- Sancta



TV Appearances and others:
- Christope Robin Saying His Prayer
- Be Still of the Presence of the Lord
- I Have A Dream
- Grateful Heart
- Pie Jesu
- Be Still of the Presence of the Lord
- How Can I Keep From Singing

6. Steven Geraghty (Angel Voices 3, Libera, Luminosa)
It seems music talent runs in Geraghtys' blood. Steven started sing in Libera at age seven, poised to emerge as a strong high-note solo presence. Now he is still working and assisting in Libera. Glad to know some boys never (really) left Libera.
Stevn Geraghty
- Away in a Manger
- Mistletoe and Wine
- Dies Irae
- Vespera
- Ave Maria (Caccini)
- Luminosa (Debussy)
- Stabat
- Veni Sancte

TV Appearances and others:
- Salva Me
- Before the Ending (Te Lucis)
- Jesus Loves Me

7. Adam Harris (Angel Voices 3, Libera)
He is a must-be-mentioned soloist of Libera. He has contributed to Libera's two albums Angel Voices 3 and Libera, both of which feature a mass of brilliant solos special for him.
Adam Harris
- The Holly and the Ivy
- Do You Hear What I Hear?
- Libera
- Mysterium
- Lux Aeterna

TV Appearances and others:
- Salva Me
- Pie Jesu
- Gaudete


8. Ben Crawley (Luminosa, Free, Welcome to Libera's World, Eternal, Prayer)
A talented boy-Ben Crawley joined Libera in 1999 at age 12. Mostly in this group the boys start singing at seven or eight years of age. He was like late-blooming flower who shown his real-amazing talent in his ‘late’ age. He shined quickly and became as a dominant presence with his beautiful voice which we could hear in several numbers. After he left Libera, he worked as an assistant in Libera, even he composed a song, called Touch the Sky. Currently, he is known as a capella singer under the name Ben See.
Ben Crawley
- Lacrymosa
- Attendite
- Semele
- Luminosa
- Veni Sancte
- I Am the Day
- A Song of Enchantment
- Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep
- I Vow to Thee My Country
- Twilight

TV Appearances and others:
- Nunc Dimittis
- Coventry Carol
- When A Knight
- Sing For Ever

9. Joseph Platt (Free, Eternal, Welcome to Libera's World, Prayer)
Joe Platt has contributed to Libera's overwhelming musical standard, particularly over the last couple of years, with his remarkable ability to sing higher than anybody else. Over a short period of time Joe has developed from being a leading high-note soloist to singing solo works written specifically for his clear voice.
Joe Platt
- Stay With Me
- Voca Me
- Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep
- When A Knight
- Adoramus

TV Appearances and others:
- Vespera
- You Raise Me Up



10. Michael Horncastle (Visions, Angel Voices, Welcome to Libera's World, Prayer, Eternal)
Michael Horncastle was an outstanding Libera treble soloist. He started to join Libera from 2002 through 2009. He was the boy with angelic face which has innocent expression and heavenly voice. Far Away is one of his splendid solos that captured many attentions from fans.
Michael Horncastle
- Libera
- Prayer
- Something Sings
- We Are the Lost
- Sing For Ever
- Far Away
- Going Home
- I Vow to Thee My Country

 TV Appearances and others:
- Abide With Me
- Sing the Story
- There Is A Green Hill

11. Tom Cully (Visions, Angel Voices, Libera in Concert, New Dawn, Prayer, Eternal, Peace)
Tom Cully is one of the legendary soloists in Libera. His colorful-tone voice was strongly influenced Libera in his era. Around that time (even until now) Tom’s presence was amazed many people. Like Steven and Big Ben, Tom also is assisting Libera at the backstage. He is also still singing and producing his own music.
Tom Cully- Salva Me
- Always With You
- Silent Night
- Far Away
- Prayer
- Sanctus
- Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep
- Ave Maria (Caccini)
- Air on G String
- Rest in Peace
- Love and Mercy
- May the Road Rise Up
- Never Be Alone
- You Were There
- Sempiterna
- Going Home
- Ave Virgo

TV Appearances and others:
- Sancte
- Tallis's Canon

12. Edward Day (Angel Voices, Libera in Concert, Eternal, You Were There)
He contributed in many Libera’s songs. Since 2007, Ed has become a main soloist in Libera and has re-performed a number of Libera's classics. During that time his voice was coloring Libera for primary/secondary solos.
Ed Day
- Sanctus
- I Vow to Thee My Country
- Silent Night
- Prayer
- Abide With Me
- Ave Maria
- Stay With Me
- Air On G String
- Tallis's Canon
- In Paradisum

TV Appearances and others:
- When A Knight
- Salva Me

13. Josh Madine (Angel Voices, Libera in Concert, New Dawn, Prayer, Eternal, Peace, Peace Deluxe Edition, The Christmas Album)
The smile of Libera is famous with his sweet-dreamy voice that made many breathtaking performances. He is one of most fan-favourite member in Libera. He is the only boy who still had solos with low voice on both album and concert, also sang with Libera in white robe at the age of 18. He is now retired from his singing career with Libera, but still helping out as the keyboardist and pianist in the concert.
Josh Madine
- I Vow to Thee My Country
- Going Home
- I Am the Day
- Secret
- Air On G String
- Love and Mercy
- Never Be Alone
- Heaven
- How Can I Keep From Singing?
- Time
- Faithful Heart
- Lullabye
- Coventry Carol

TV Appearances and others:
- Once in Royal David's City
- I Am the Day
- You Were There

14. Ben Philipp (Libera in Concert, New Dawn, Peace, Peace Deluxe Edition)
His first solo was starting in his early time joining Libera. But in 2009-2010, Ben was starting to show his best performance to the world. His high-matured voice made him as a lead soloist in the choir. He's so famous not only because of his unique voice, but also his good manner and a big-smiley face.
Ben Philipp
- Going Home
- Lacrymosa
- Jerusalem
- The Lamb
- O Sanctissima
- Time
- Exsultate
- Lacrymosa
- Bayan Ko

TV Appearances and others:
- Far Away
- While Shepherds Watched Their Flock By Night
- Far Away

15. Stefan Leadbeater (Peace, Peace Deluxe Edition)
 Stefan is a very talented boy who could hit the high notes with his amazing voice. He led in many songs, especially in the concert until now. He is also known as a member of Trinity Boys Choir from the school he goes. Outside Libera, he got many singing achievement for several great events.
Stefan Leadbeater
- Gaelic Blessing (Deep Peace)
- How Shall I Sing that Majesty
- Eternal Light
- White Christmas
- Coventry Carol

TV Appearances and others:
- Salva Me
- White Christmas




16. Ralph Skan (Peace, Peace Deluxe Edition, Miracle of Life, The Christmas Album)
It seems 2011 was the golden year for Ralph. The Fountain is his debut solo song that made him to the top soloist in his era. His voice is so tender and sweet that brings warm feeling to his listeners. He is the main Libera soloist in 2011-2012.
Ralph Skan
- The Fountain
- Eternal Light
- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
- Song of Life
- Still, Still, Still
- O Holy Night
- Corpus Christi
- Coventry Carol
- Himig Ng Pasko



TV Appearances and others:
- Far Away
- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
- Exsultate
- Song of Life 

17. James Mordaunt (Peace, Peace Deluxe Edition, Miracle of Life, The Christmas Album)
Our little boy, James Mordaunt or Mini James is proven that at his age, he could become one of the promising soloists in Libera. He took severa; solo parts in their few recent album. He is also often taken solos in their concerts. Pity, he left Libera too soon in his blooming period.
James Mordaunt
- Touch the Sky
- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
- Song of Life
- Corpus Christi

TV Appearances and others:
- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas





18. Eoghan McCarthy (Miracle of Life, The Christmas Album)
He appeared for the first time in Epsom concert in March 2011. Canada Tour was his first tour as a Libera boy. He was a former member of Westminster Cathedral Choir. His performance was impressing fans when he took 2 solos in Moody Morning Worship, USA. He then took several solo parts in their following concert. He's one of the rising stars in Libera.
Eoghan McCarthy
- Once in Royal David's City

TV Appearance and others:
- Glory To Thee
- How Shall I Sing That Majesty?







Sources:
- My Libera knowledge
- Libera Historical Timeline
- BSCD

13 comments :

  1. Great post! Thanks. I like how you put everything together by soloist, makes it easy to find.

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  2. I hope you included Liam Connery. I believe he is also one of Libera's remarkable soloists. :)

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  3. Yeah, I'm thinking of updating this post. And yeah I absolutely agree that Liam is also amazing soloist in Libera. :)

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  4. i think that Josh, Liam, and ben are amazing, And all have voices that make me sink in to a dream land. <3

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  5. Hi Josh are you still in Libera?

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  6. Yes, he is still in Libera. He appeared on TV show and radio interview.

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  7. Where is Daniel Fontannaz

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    1. Hello! Thanks for the comment. I would love to put him on the list. I know he got 2 lovely solos in 2 albums and he also had some great roles in the past concerts. But, I'm afraid I have to exclude him because there's just not enough record of it (if compared to the others). The same dilemma I have with Liam, too. Besides, this list is mostly just my personal opinion of those whom I see as the "main" soloists in Libera. Hope you can understand. I really appreciate your opinion, though. :)

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  8. is Tom still assisting Libera at the backstage?

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  9. *whether he is still helping in the backstage?

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  11. john paul boykinMarch 26, 2017 3:44 am

    you are rock in roll for my soul I just wanted to say thank you for letting us hear you're sweet voices

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