Thousands of Candles was commissioned by the Perfect Chord choir for the 2016 Australian Baha'i Choral Festival directed by Lorraine Manifold. The Festival was held in Sydney Baha’i House of Worship. The temple is open to people of all beliefs. Therefore, I decided to compose a choral piece using multi-faith texts to stand as a symbol of unity.
"..... Let your heart burn with loving-kindness for all who cross your path." ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s Paris Talks
“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” The Teachigns of Buddha
"Complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind." The Holy Bible