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The Canadian League of Composers

Playwrights Guild of Canada 

Canadian Aboriginal Music Award (special jury prize-Music Industry)

Herbert Drost Award- B.C. Choral Federation

Eric Harvie  Award-Charlottetown Festival PEI

Composer-in-Residence- Vancouver Bach Choir

Composer-in-Residence -Vancouver Chamber Choir (Two residencies)

Composer-in-Residence- Charlottetown Festival- PEI

Finalist- Composer-in-Residence- Canadian Opera Company

Composer-in Residence-Vancouver Playhouse

Hello, and many thanks for taking the time to visit my website.

Here are some things that I am working on right now.

The Five Seasons, is a full-length postmodern oratorio. The world premiere was scheduled for three performances in The Chan Centre, Vancouver, in collaboration with the David Suzuki Foundation to celebrate their thirty-year anniversary however the pandemic caused the cancellation of the rehearsals and performances. The project is now under the umbrella of the William Bruce Society and moving forward to a recording and concerts in September 2023.

The Five Seasons is made possible by a generous gift from Haida artist, poet, singer, and dancer, Robert Davidson, and a grant from the Music Division of the Canada Council.

Choral Evolution is a brand new Arts Organization that I and five singers have created. Twenty-five singers performed three concerts in Sooke and The West Shore in early March. A new series of concerts are booked for late May. choralevolution.ca

The Plague Diaries is a new music/theatre composition funded by the music division of The Canada Council. The work is inspired by Shakespeare’s isolation periods in London during the Plague outbreaks. The piece is coming along.

Tale Of A Whale is a beautiful documentary film about a community coming together to create a new school. I have written the score for this film. Release-May 21 2022.

Late To The Party is an album that Ted Ritchie and I are writing. We are worrying away at the recordings. two of the songs, as demos, ar on the page Forevermore. Redwing Curl and FOREVERMORE are on YouTube.

Thanks for the visit. Much appreciated.

Bruce

If you would like to make contact with me, here’s my email address:

bruceruddell123@gmail.com

Image and photo of The Raven screen by Gwaai Edenshaw. It is the front screen for my music theatre piece Beyond Eden. Bio photo taken by Art Lucs

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