Blue Pearl: A One World Oratorio
World Premiere 14th May 2022

The world premiere performance of Steve’s profound, inspirational new choral work, ‘Blue Pearl: A One World Oratorio’  took place on 14.05.22, with the London Mozart Players and Excelsis & Vox Farnham Chamber Choirs conducted by Rob Lewis. It was, by all accounts, a triumph. You can watch the beautiful HD film of the concert on YouTube here. And there is a short video with excerpts and people’s reaction to the concert here.

"A superb, exhilarating, magical piece of music."
Ken Wilber
Philosopher and Writer
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“A spiritual, and at times, hymnal encounter. A glorious achievement.” – Carol Grimes, jazz singer, choir director

“What an achievement! I found it very moving and hopeful. This is the world we want to bring into being.” – Hilary Norton, choir director

“What an amazing experience, to listen to your Oratorio last night!! It was constantly sending ecstatic thrills through my body and mind.” – Malcolm Giles

“Just wanted to say how touched I was by the piece –  the words and the music. I loved the light touch and the wonderfully eclectic choice of styles and humour throughout. It’s wonderful to have had the space to sit and contemplate life and each fragile moment as the music unfolded.” – Neyire Ashworth, clarinetist