Ruth Denton

Ruth Denton leads a multifaceted musical career as performer, administrator, and community organizer.

Denton was the founding artistic director of Cor Unum Ensemble, a collective created to connect like-minded vocal and instrumental young artists in the Toronto early music scene. A native of St. Andrews, Manitoba, she is a member of Sinfonia Spirituosa and was recently appointed Assistant Director of the Joie de Vivre Choir, where she will appear as oboe soloist, conductor, and choral singer this season.

Recent appearances include performances with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Seicento Baroque Ensemble, Sweetwater Music Festival, and Rezonance Baroque Ensemble. Denton was the founding general manager of the Toronto Bach Festival from 2016 to 2019, where she worked alongside her baroque oboe mentor, Artistic Director John Abberger. Denton is a pre-doctoral candidate in musicology at the University of Northern Colorado. She recently returned to the Manitoba prairies, Treaty One territory, the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Lakota, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Red River Métis Nation, where she resides with her husband Vijay Chalasani. For more information, visit her website:


Musical Styles: Baroque, Classical