As a worship leader and songwriter with over twenty CDs, Ruth has travelled extensively across North America, Europe, and Israel. Her deepest desire is to see the body of Christ enter into a truly intimate relationship with Jesus. Ruth honours and loves the prophetic, and feels an urgency in this hour, for us to be awakened to the purposes of God. Ruth says: “Listening for His voice is the most important thing for us to be doing. I believe that there is a realm that the Lord wants to bring us into, in which we will begin to see with a ‘Kingdom of God’ perspective. I feel sure that it is on God’s heart to bring us there, and in that place, for us to come to a greater understanding of who He is, and of who we are in Him. It is time for the Church to be functioning as real citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven. This is what I am giving my heart to! I want to learn how to live that way”
Ruth as Violinist
Born in England, Ruth Fazal began her musical studies on the piano and the violin, attending Dartington College for the Arts, before going on to graduate from the Guildhall School of Music in London. Further studies on the violin took Ruth to Paris, France. Since emigrating to Canada, and living in Toronto, Ruth has performed with all of the major orchestras in the city, as well as being actively involved in many chamber music ensembles. Ruth also uses her skills on the violin to create a place for people to enter in to the presence of God. The ‘Songs from the River’ series are ever popular, finding their way not only into people’s homes, but also into prayer rooms, healing rooms, doctors offices and therapeutic massage clinics and spas. This soothing instrumental music touches the hearts of all those who listen. When in Israel, Ruth loves to play her violin for Holocaust survivors and wherever else is privileged to survivors in the world.
“He will rejoice over you with singing; He will quiet you with His love” Zeph.3:1
Interceding for the nations.
Join Ruth and begin to pray for the nations of the world, as she plays her violin over different countries. Visit the THE PRAYER WALL
Ruth as Composer
Ruth has written several classical works for orchestra, choir and soloists. All of these have been recorded and are available for sale.
Ezekiel Out of Exile
Ruth’s most recent composition for soloists, choir and symphony orchestra is a re-telling of Ezekiel the Prophet’s vision of the valley of the dry bones. The World Premiere of ‘Ezekiel Out of Exile’ will take place in Israel in November 2020.
Ruth has composed several compositions for orchestra and choirs, the most well known of which is Oratorio Terezin. A composition for choirs, soloists and symphony orchestra, Oratorio Terezin weaves poetry of children from the Holocaust together with the Hebrew scriptures, to portray God’s heart in the midst of suffering. Performances in Canada, Europe, Israel and the USA have brought much hope and comfort to many people. Oratorio Terezin was chosen to be the main cultural event in Tel Aviv, Israel on Holocaust Memorial Day in 2005. The US debut of Oratorio Terezin was at Carnegie Hall, New York City, in February, 2007.
The Seven Last Words of Christ – for orchestra, spoken voice, and violin solo is a meditation through music, using the final statements that Jesus spoke from the Cross. The music , together with poetry provides a place for a powerful encounter with the Lord in the place of His suffering and sacrifice. An instrumental version of The Seven Last Words is also available.
Awakening – A Symphonic Vision is written for symphony orchestra and choirs. This piece invites us to engage our imaginations as we hear the sound of a distant trumpet, awakening us to the urgency of the hour in which we live. The Trumpeter calls us to come away with Him, and through the music we are then ushered into an entirely new realm until finally, in the place of worship, we become aware of the sound of all creation groaning. In the midst of this groaning, God’s voice sings out: “Comfort My people! Speak tenderly to Jerusalem”
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Ruth Fazal- Violinist, Worship Leader and Composer.
Ruth loves the prophetic, and sees all that she does, whether playing or singing, to be a means of expressing the heart of our Heavenly Father to a world that is in so many ways crying out to see Him and feel His Presence. Ruth continues to lead worship and to speak wherever she is invited, always with the focus on Intimacy with the Father through our Beloved Jesus, and with the desire to impart something of the Father’s heart for His people Israel, through her music.
The year 2000 marked a turning point in Ruth’s life, as she began working on what she calls a ‘Divine Commision’. Oratorio Terezin is a work for soloists, choirs and symphony orchestra, and was premiered in 2003 in Toronto, followed by tours in Europe, Israel and the US. Oratorio Terezin is based on the poetry of children from the Holocaust combined with portions of the scriptures. Describing this divine commission as a ‘suddenly’, Ruth explains that the writing of Oratorio Terezin was the doorway that God chose for her to enter into His heart for His people Israel. In all the performances, Holocaust survivors were in attendance as honoured guests. “He will rejoice over you with singing; He will quiet you with His love” – Zeph.3:1
Ezekiel Out of Exile is Ruth’s most recent composition and is a re-telling of Ezekiel the Prophet’s vision of the valley of the dry bones. The World Premiere of Ezekiel Out of Exile will take place in Israel in November 2020.