Steven Geraghty has been singing with the St. Philip's Boys' Choir for over ten years. Treading carefully in the footsteps of his older brother Daren, Steven joined the choir at only 7 years old, being the youngest Angel Voice at that time. Steven's astounding vocal ability was discovered from the very beginning - to this day he has been the youngest chorister to have appeared on television as part of the choir and also the youngest, at 9, to record a solo for a commercially available album. His early Angel Voices/Libera recordings include the CD Angel Voices 2 from 1996 but his first solos can be heard on the festive CD Angel Voices 3 (1997) and Libera (1999).
As a youngster Steven was a celebrated high-note soloist, with top C's and beyond never being a problem. Because of his gift with the upper registers, Steven was chosen to record his voice for the current signature tune of Songs of Praise. As often is the case for Libera high-note soloists, Steven's position extended and he soon became, joined later by Ben Crawley, Libera's principle soloist. Steven filmed a large collection of songs for television programmes such as Songs of Praise, but his talents as a soloist could not be better observed than on the 2001 CD Luminosa. "Vespera", Luminosa's opening track, is undoubtedly one of Steven's greatest achievements and was the first of Libera's videos to be broadcast on Classic FM TV. His capability is exemplified in his pyrotechnic rendition of Caccini's "Ave Maria", which includes some of his own improvised variations on the original melody. Steven enjoyed being the sidekick of Aled Jones by featuring as vocal support in two songs from Aled's 2002/03 albums.
Steven is a talented aspiring composer and, fired with enthusiasm from recording sessions a few years ago with film writer Hans Zimmer, is hoping to compose movie soundtracks. Steven is also an accomplished clarinettist and displayed his talents for the instrument on Libera's CD Free, on which he also sang as a choir member – some tracks as a treble and some after voice change. Steven is currently a role model in Libera as an older and experienced member helping the younger boys. This was clearly visible on their recent Asia Tour where Steven was a singer, musician, technical assistant for the concerts and chaperone.
Steven Geraghty Libera / Angel Voices Libera, and Steven in particular, feature on Hans Zimmer's soundtrack to the film of the same name. They are on tracks 1, 4, 8, 9, 10, 12 and they are buried in the mix on some other tracks too.
Steven Geraghty Libera / Angel Voices The 2001 Warner Classics promo video of Vespera with Libera - soloist Steven Geraghty - is on this DVD.
Aled Jones's video of San Damiano is also on this DVD.
The DVD is Region 2.
Steven Geraghty "SONGS OF PRAISE" SIGNATURE TUNE [Opening Titles and Closing Credits]
Composer: Robert Prizeman
Performers: Robert Prizeman, Maurice Murphy, Steven Geraghty
Sheet music for the Songs of Praise signature tune, composed by Robert Prizeman, is published by Chester Music, catalogue number CH55835.
You can listen to the theme tune on CD 2 of the Songs of Praise album.