Zachary has been named the first composer-in-residence with Chor Leoni Men's Choir in Vancouver. His first project in this role will be a concert-length oratorio called When There is Peace (with a libretto by Peter Rothstein and Erick Lichte) for premiere in November 2018 with tenor Lawrence Wiliford, soprano Arwen Myers, and the Borealis String Quartet. Later in this two-year residency, Wadsworth will compose works for Chor Leoni’s holiday program as well as the VanMan Male Choral Summit.
Chor Leoni's Artistic Director Erick Lichte writes: “We are thrilled to begin a lasting artistic relationship with Zachary Wadsworth for the next two seasons. We are excited that this relationship will also extend to our loyal audience. Creating and presenting new works is a passion for Chor Leoni, and we could not be more proud than to begin this residency with Zachary.”