RUTH WATSON HENDERSON (b 1932 )
Ruth Watson Henderson is a popular and respected name among the Canadian choral community. A graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music and the Mannes School of Music in New York, she originally planned on a career as a concert pianist. Always a lover of choirs and choral music, she was the longtime pianist for the Festival Singers of Canada, later the Elmer Iseler Singers, and the internationally-renowned Toronto Children’s Chorus. Her choral music is now performed across North America, and the Ontario Choral Federation has created a choral composition competition in her name.