the picfest Commissions Project presents...

Lightwaves

composed by Bob Chilcott with text by poet Charles Bennett

This dazzling work presents an exploration of light in its many forms and uses, from starlight and sunlight to electricity, photosynthesis, or guiding ships to safety. Both piano and voices are used pictorially in a musical setting that contrasts moments of high energy and tranquility.

- Oxford University Press

Premiered at last!

With much excitement and jubilation, Lightwaves received its world premiere during the Lift Every Voice Festival at picfest 2022. Performed by the full Festival Chorus and pianist Martin Ellis, conducted by the composer.

Listen to the recordings here! 

Remember to wear your headphones!

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picfest extends profound gratitude to the Principal Patrons of the first picfest Commissions Project

Florence and Philip Barnhart

And to all the 2020 and 2022 Singer Patrons, representing...

Cantabella Children's Chorus, Children's Chorus of Maryland, Columbia Choirs of Metropolitan Seattle, Emerald Valley Honor Choir, Oregon Festival Choirs Alumni Chorus, Pacific Youth Choir,
Phoenix Boys Choir, and The St. Louis Children's Chorus

Lightwaves would not have been possible without their patronage.

For a full list of Singer Patrons, see below

Singer Patrons of 2020 and 2022

~ 2020 ~

Enzo Ariano
Jack Bagby
Isabelle Bartelson
Lukas Benkert
Devin Best
Malinda Blackmon
Camryn Bland
Isabella Briggs
Andrew Brown
Gabriella Campanella
Anna Carlson
Isaac Carlson
Fionna Chang
Ivy Chiavarini
Isaiah Clark
Benjamin Combs
Elizabeth Connors
Caroline Cook
Madison Cote
Kirin Cowell-Shah
Connor Croker
Daniel Crossett
Olivia Culleton
Joshua Dang
Mairead DeBrabander
Jonas DeYoung
Martin De La Hunt
Jessica DeMoor
Kaia Domenigoni
Sruthi Dommaraju
Catherine Dorsey
Mackenzie Duan
Charlotte Dunn
Emmy Dunn
Amanda Earle
Jeremiah Eliam
Lillian Engelsgjerd
Isaac Espinoza
Lauren Evans
Brianna Fabian
Adele Finney
Fiona Flynn
Katherine Foster
Evelyn Frechette
Jayla Freeman
Matthea Freitag
Hilary Frugoli
Hope Fu
Sara Gadad
Julia Gaevsky
Maggie Galletti
Katie Garrett
Kate McFarland
Toby Moore
Stephen Neal
Skye Neal
Zoe Niessen
Emily Georgiou

Ava Giles
Jake Goldman
John Gong
Janet Gosnell
James Graham
Samika Goel
Sasha Gorrepati
Eileen Gregory
Eva Grove
Shriivanth Gunanidhi
Miles Gustafson
Sophie Hagemann
Grace Hahn
Gabriela Hampsey
Safiya Hasan
Ethan Hetherington
Miriam Hinchliff
Caroline Hopkins
Joseph House
Grace Huang
Clarissa Huber
Rubi Jensen
Parker Johnson
Ravi Johnson
Anna Kappler
Olivia Kasperski
Madeline Katreeb
Michael Katreeb
Monica Katreeb
Zoe Kazanzides
Maggie Kiley
Hillary Kim
Madeleine Kim
Andrew Kozak
Asha Krishnasamy
Alexa Kummant
Eva Lemon
Linda Li
Amanda Liu
Angela Liu
Anya Liu
Zoe Lloyd
Sophia Lu
Audrey Luu
Claire Mackanic
Alexandra Macri
Amelia McCall
Miles McCall
Carson McClain
Megan McCormick
Gibson McCoy
Paul Notaro
Francesca Ocampo
Emelyn Ogden
Kelly Oh
Dani Orlinsky
Andrew Pak
Sophia Panasci
Abigail Paik

Sonali Paranjothi
Jackie Phan
Ember Penrose
Rachel Phillips
Renna Popli
Wilson Pratt
David Pulanco
Nathan Reynolds
Michelle Reynoso
Eva Rusu
Kiri Sanan
Maizie Schoonard
Shane Sedivy
Morgan Sessa
Avery Shane
June Sherman-Lewis
Lucy Shields
Siddhi Shinde
Zoe Shuga
Cassie Smith
Nora Staley-Brain
Alexandria Stewart
Kallista Stewart
Phoebe Toh
Rishabh Trivedi
Jia Varshney
Lauren Vitale
Eva Vognild
Hannah Von Hoffer
Elijah Walker
Karen Wan
Eric Wang
Jamison Washington
Fin Wells-Huber
Gavin White
Rebecca Williams
David Wu
Samuel Wu
Carol Xu
Jackson Yi
Adam Zhang
Megan Zhang
Chelsea Zhou

~ 2022 ~

Kelby Alloway
McKenzie Anderson
Alexander Antczak
Elianna Blackwood
Jolene Bousquet
Peyton Brazell
Zoe Bredewig
Rachel Brewer
Lucas Brooks
Sierra Brown
Elijah Brown
Danae Bullock
Riley Carroll

Brian Carpenter
Youmi Carter
Joel Chapman
Anna Cupo-Carleton
Bailey Dean
Maylee Easton
Brooklyn Eaton
Charlie Evangelho
Siya Evitt
Adaclara Fifield
Marisol Garcia
Tyler Garret
J. Berend Gildea
Karl Gomez
Beatrice Gower
Alex Grabofsky
Ethan Hass
Avery Hoggans
Reece Huston
Alex Jaramillo
Leah Ketchum
Makeda Kidanemariam
Nick Knight-Meigs
David Landon
Madison Lawrence
Elijah Lee
Savvy Leibl
Chloe Littleton
Tyler Metteer
Lauren Moore
Cooper Morris
Ashley Mitcheltree
Daniel Mugleston
Jessica Mustain
Towa Naito
Harper Niehus
Kori Myamute
Mara Peasley
Jocelyn Prier
Ian Rankins
Marissa Robb
Humberto Rodriguez-Lopez
Emma Rosenberg
Jessa Schiffer
Drake Scrafford
Aerin Sharp
Kaleb Smith
Emilyn Skinner
Silas Sterup
Jordan Sullivan
Kaci McKenna Tanner
Quinlan Taylor
Kira Tennant
Paige Thompson
Alycia Thatcher
Janae Wells
Bryan Whyte