Accolades for Luminous Voices and "Come to the Road"

Writing in the Calgary Herald, Stephan Bonfield raved about Luminous Voices' "One Voice, Many Voices" concert, which included Zachary's meditation on life and travel, Come to the Road:

I am a growing fan of Wadsworth’s music, if only to say that the best years of his choral writing and maturity are here right now, and considerably more lie in front of him, as evidenced when Luminous Voices sang the world première of his cantata The Far West, this past November.

Finished two years ago and commissioned by Cornell University for performance at its 145th Commencement Ceremonies, Come to the Road, with poetry by the great American writer Paul Laurence Dunbar, is a serene work of considerable impact, beckoning the listener repeatedly to a wanderer’s way upon the road of life. Wadsworth’s musical language gets this idea just perfectly with lush harmonic chordal parallelism, gentle lyricism, and quiet hypnotic self-assurance, inviting the listener to a bucolic carefree world. Luminous Voices coalesced the work into a much-needed focused sound, which I prefer to a larger choral exposition, lending a spectral intimacy to every chord that illuminated every word of text.
— Stephan Bonfield, the Calgary Herald