Welcome

Thanks for coming to visit my site!
Here you can find out more about me,
what I’m up to, what I’m writing,
and my ensemble, The Esoterics.

Eric Banks

Upcoming Performances

Make this night [from Celestial Wystan] (2001)
setting a poem by WH Auden
performed by the North Star Vocal Artists
in the concert NIGHT SKIES
directed by Sanford Dole
19 Feb 2016 | 800pm
St Gregory of Nyssa Church | 500 DeHaro Street | San Francisco CA
21 Feb 2016 | 400pm
St Andrew Presbyterian Church | 16290 Arnold Drive | Sonoma CA
27 Feb 2016 | 800pm
First Presbyterian Church | 1510 Fifth Avenue | San Rafael CA
28 Feb 2016 | 400pm
Paul Mahder Gallery | 222 Healdsburg Avenue | Healdsburg CA

I am among them (2013)
setting verses by Dan-Eric Slocum
performed by Schola Cantorum on Hudson,
directed by Deborah Simpkin King, with the
Bridgewater-Raritan High School Symphonic Choir,
directed by John Wilson
in the concert series WEAVING COMMUNITY
27 Feb 2016 | 800pm
The Church of St Luke in the Fields | 487 Hudson St | New York City NY
28 Feb 2016 | 500pm
Church of the Immaculate Conception | 30 North Fullerton Ave | Montclair NJ

Jâvdâni [Eternity] (2003)
setting two quatrains by by Mevlânâ Jâlâl al-Dîn Muhammad Rûmî
performed by The Esoterics
in the concert series RUMI
director by Eric Banks
11 Mar 2016 | 800 pm
St Stephen’s Episcopal Church | 4805 NE 45th St | Seattle WA
12 Mar 2016 | 800 pm
Holy Rosary Catholic Church | 4210 SW Genesee St | Seattle WA
13 Mar 2016 | 300 pm
Olympia | St John’s Episcopal Church | 114 20th Ave SE | Olympia WA

Current Projects

The opposite of falling (world premiere)
commissioned and performed by the Rainbow City Band
in the concert INNOVATIONS
directed by Anne Krieder-Hughes
5 Mar 2016 | 700pm
Broadway Performance Hall | 1625 Broadway | Seattle WA

Wisdom for the journey: At all times (world premiere)
setting texts from Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness, the Dalai Lama XIV
commissioned and performed by Clerestory
in the concert series NEW LIGHTS
5 March 2016 | 800pm
St Mark’s Lutheran Church | 1111 O’Farrell St | San Francisco CA
6 March 2016 | 400pm
David Brower Center | 2150 Allston Way | Berkeley CA

Aluta continua: The passion of David Kato (world premiere)
recounting the story of the slain Ugandan LGBTI rights leader
commissioned by Tom Regan and John Brown
and performed by Coro Allegro
directed by David Hodgkins
in the concert series WE ARE HERE
22 May 2016 | 300pm
Church of the Covenant | 67 Newbury St | Boston MA

Wisdom for the journey: On love (world premiere)
setting texts from Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness, the Dalai Lama XIV
commissioned by Yogi Omar
and performed by the Vancouver Men’s Chorus
directed by Willi Zwozdesky
in the concert series ROAD TRIP
10 11 12 16 17 Jun 2016 at 8pm
Performance Works | 1218 Cartwright St | Vancouver BC