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 verses by WH Auden
performed by North Star Vocal Artists
directed by Sanford Dole
in the concert series NIGHT SKIES
6 May 2016 | 800pm
St Andrew Presbyterian Church | 16290 Arnold Dr | Sonoma CA
7 May 2016 | 800pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church | 240 Tiburon Blvd | Tiburon CA
8 May 2016 | 400pm
Paul Mahder Gallery | 222 healdsburg Ave | Healdsburg CA

The paths of peace [from Twelve Qur’anic visions] (2007)
setting verses from the Holy Qur’an
performed by Volti
directed by Robert Geary
in the concert series PAGING THROUGH
13 May 2016 | 800pm
St John’s Presbyterian Church | 2727 College Ave | Berkeley CA
14 May 2016 | 800pm
First Unitarian Universalist Center | 1187 Franklin St | San Francisco 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

Current Projects

On this disappearing day (world premiere)
setting nine poems in Russian by Sophia Parnok,
translated into English by Eric Banks
and performed by The Esoterics
in the concert series PARNOK
8 July 2016 | 800pm
St Stephen’s Episcopal Church | 4805 NE 45th St | Seattle WA
9 July 2016 | 800pm
Holy Rosary Catholic Church | 4210 SW Genesee St | West Seattle WA
10 July 2016 | 300pm
Grace Episcopal Church | 8595 NE Day Rd | Bainbridge Island WA