Blue Pearl

Blue Pearl

A One World Oratorio

World premiere 14.05.22

7.30pm, St Giles’ Cripplegate, London, and streamed live, with the London Mozart Players and Excelsis Chamber Choir conducted by Rob Lewis

LINK TO BOOK TICKETS for the live performance and the streaming performance –

Text by Ken Wilber, Thich Nhat Hanh & Steve Banks. Music by Steve Banks

With the Excelsis Chamber Choir; the London Mozart Players; soloists – Angela Hicks (soprano), Sarah Denbee (mezzo-soprano), David de Winter (tenor), Geoff Williams (bass); venue – the beautiful ancient church of St Giles’ Cripplegate, in the Barbican, central London. 

This is be an inspiring new oratorio for our times, when humanity needs to act  ‘in concert’ as never before

“A wonderfully creative new piece that is consoling, challenging, witty, tuneful and inspiring. It beautifully enacts the profound, contemporary and perennial philosophy that underlies it.” – Chris Cullen, Oxford Mindfulness Centre

“From joy, humour and sexuality to compassion and spiritual mystery, Blue Pearl is a  wonderful and moving celebration of our shared humanity.”   — Rob Lewis,  Musical Director, Excelsis Chamber Choir

TICKETS: Listen to the demo recording subscribe for updates and ticket info at
The physical concert will be £25, £10 (under-16’s). 
The online stream & on demand will be £9.

The experienced team at Classical Media will film the concert and stream it online, so that people around the world can watch live or on demand for the week after. The online stream & on demand will be £9.

Steve Banks would really appreciate your help!

Can you help us to spread the word about the world premiere on 14th May, and about the crowdfunding campaign?  Here are a few ways you can help:

  • Come to the concert, and bring as many friends and family as you can muster!  Either at St Giles’ in London, or the live stream, or see the film on demand during the days after the concert. Since ‘Blue Pearl’ is very much about the unity of this precious earth, I wanted to make the world premiere a global event. So your friends and family can come, wherever they are in the world !
  • Spread the word… Suggest you and your family and friends subscribe to the newsletter at
  • Connect with Steve on social media and share some of his posts to your network. The links are below.  Go to his Facebook page, click on ‘follow’, and write a short post – a prayer/wish for the Blue Pearl oratorio when it emerges into the world after its long gestation, on 14.5.22.