Ben Crawley has done a feast of things as part of Libera that demonstrate the hard work and commitment maintained whilst being a Libera choirboy. Ben joined Libera at an exciting time when the new public face of the choir was starting to emerge. Over the next few years Ben was largely involved in an array of television appearances (see the main page of Libera / Angel Voices for more details). For the later part of this era, Ben still had the time to be Libera's main soloist and appeared notably on the most recent two of Libera's albums - Luminosa (2001) and Free (2004). Succeeding such greats as Adam Harris and Liam O'Kane, Ben shared the role of principle soloist with Steven Geraghty and together they created vocal wizardry, both individually and as a pair, on the CD Luminosa. In the space of a couple of years after Luminosa's birth, Ben's musicality matured even further from the enchantment of his first recorded solos to produce the likes of such jewels as "I am the Day", "Twilight" and "Do Not Stand at My Grave", all tracks on the Free CD. Ben has also featured with Aled Jones on two of Aled's adult albums, one of which included a beautiful rendition of "Nunc Dimittis". As well as a multitude of soundtrack recordings as part of the chorus, Ben has followed in the footsteps of past Libera members by recording a solo track for a movie - The Merchant of Venice. In addition to his work with Libera, Ben sang the lead part of Kay on Paul K Joyce's CD The Snow Queen which was released in 2004. Most recently Ben returned home from Libera's first overseas tour to Asia in March-April where he was a very popular figure amongst the fans. It seems that, after his success as a treble, Ben will continue to create something special as a tenor/bass.
Ben Crawley This is a CD of Paul Joyce's musical show. Ben has solos on tracks 2 and 8. Track 8 [ Do Not Stand at my Grave and Weep ] has the same words as the track of the same name on Libera's CD FREE, but with a very different arrangement by Paul K Joyce.
He also has duets with Sydney White on tracks 6, 12, 16 and 18.
Libera / Angel VoicesBen CrawleyMichael HorncastleLiam O'KaneJoseph PlattJoseph Sanders-Wilde NB:- This CD , released in Japan only, contains only 1 new song: Far Away which is used in the Japanese TV drama series 'Ice Wall'. All the other tracks are picked out of the previous Libera CDs [ Libera, Luminosa, Free and Visions ]. This CD should be regarded as a selection of the favourite tracks by Libera, rather than a completely new album.
This CD also contains photos of 20 profile cards and 3 videos - Far Away being recorded in studio, the promo video for Visions and the promo video for Free.