If you can decide, who is your single,most favorite soloist?

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Re: If you can decide, who is your single,most favorite soloist?

Post by Yorkie » 1 year ago

john45 wrote:Easy. TDL - best ever.
A bold claim and certainly a legend, but I may have to go for Steven G who also sang some of my favourite songs.
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Post by john45 » 1 year ago

Yorkie wrote:
john45 wrote:Easy. TDL - best ever.
A bold claim and certainly a legend, but I may have to go for Steven G who also sang some of my favourite songs.
Wish I could have heard Steven G live as a treble. As it is, I have only the recordings to go by, and yes, he too is a Libera legend. However, having seen and heard TDL singing live faultlessly at over 40 Libera concerts, many services at St. Philip's, and in 7 operas he has to have my vote.

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Re: If you can decide, who is your single,most favorite soloist?

Post by mickmackin » 1 year ago

I believe each of Libera's really great soloists have at least one signature song that sets them apart from all the other soloists. For example, for me one of the best renditions I've ever heard, was Ave Maria was from Thomas Delgado-Little.

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Post by TullyBascombe » 1 year ago

Don't forget Oliver Putland.

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Post by muffin818 » 1 year ago

john45 wrote:Easy. TDL - best ever.
I have to agree there. After hearing Tom live, I was just blown away by his voice. So effortless and beautiful. He is definitely my favourite soloist and Dreaming of Home is my particular favourite performance.

However, I will also mention an underrated soloist from a while back - Anthony Chadney.
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Post by paul » 1 year ago

I would say its a close call between Daren Geraghty and Steven Geraghty for Evening Falls and vespera.
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Post by SchmPa » 11 months ago

TDL and Sam Wiggin

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Post by maartendas » 10 months ago

Alessandro is now on my list of favourite soloists.
I listened to 'Total Praise' again tonight and was reminded of his beautiful voice which is kind of hard to describe but which has a lot of sincerity and depth of emotion. Kind of round and full and melancholy. Subdued yet colourful and rich. Sigh, I said it was hard to describe...
And I was actually amazed - again - by the fact that he opened that song on his own, a cappella, in front of over a million people. A song that was completely new for them as well. He did it so calmly and self-assured. It's a great achievement.
I am very happy that we have this recording of him as a soloist.
Then in Germany he moved me to tears with his rendition of Wayfaring stranger, which was very, very powerful and in which his voice really shone. He then repeated that success with How Great Thou art. And through it all he seems so composed and relaxed - focused, but not nervous at all. In the meet & greet, he came across as quite humble and down to earth.
Again, one of the singers who deserves a place in my Libera hall of fame.
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