Ruth: A Musical Drama

Promo card ruth 2022
Location:Whistling Gardens
Address:698 Concession 3 Townsend Wilsonville Map
Start date:May 28, 2022
Time:04:00 PM – 06:30 PM

On Saturday, May 28 at 4:00pm, Arcady is thrilled to present the acclaimed music drama Ruth at the award-winning botanical gardens, Whistling Gardens in Wilsonville, ON. This unique outdoor performance will feature soprano Cristina Pisani as Ruth, Michael York as Boaz, and Katie Walshaw as Naomi alongside a diverse cast of Arcady soloists, emerging artists, and youth. Ruth is a moving and dramatic musical story of faith, loyalty, family, and women’s strength. The work was written in 1996 by Arcady’s director, Ronald Beckett, and was adapted from the libretto by Roger Bayley. Ruth has been performed internationally with the most recent performance by Belmont University School of Music in Nashville. The 2007 recording of Ruth has gained a wide audience in Europe and Israel.

As a special offer to ticket purchasers, a free pre-concert Zoom chat with Ruth scholar Enid Pottinger will take place on Tuesday, May 24, 7-8pm. The composer/director and cast members will also be present.

Tickets are $37, and can be purchased by visiting by emailing, calling (519) 428-3185, or from Whistling Gardens’ Garden Centre (open Wed-Sun, 9:30am-5pm). Tickets include a same-day pass to the botanical gardens and fountain shows. Rain date: Sunday, May 29, 2022, at 6:15pm.