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The Canadian Leaque of Composers

 Playwrights Guild of Canada

bruceruddell123@gmail.com

Hello and welcome to my website. Ongoing renovations-please step around them.

I graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1975. I have been an active member of the arts in Canada for the past 40 years working as a composer, arranger, music director, conductor, playwright, artistic director and record producer.

Here are some things that are happening right now.

I have just completed a score for  a beautiful documentary shot in South Africa titled: The Thinking Garden, Directed by Christine Welsh.

In late December I received notice of a major award from the play writing division of the Canada Council. The funds are allowing me to focus on researching and writing a new play based on the Chilcotin war of 1864.

As Artistic Director and conductor of the Sooke Community Choir I conducted three concerts in May with the choir and a four piece band. The concert was titled: 1970s-All You Need Is Love. Following the shows in Sooke we took the show up to Parkesville. I am currently putting together two new shows for the 70 voice choir. A Celtic Christmas and a spring concert to celebrate Canada’s 150 year birthday titled: Songs of the True North.

Very recently I was appointed Music Director of Victoria BC’s  Crystal Singers. We had a great Spring concert in Victoria and I am now preparing for a Christmas show.

Putting together a summer workshop in Vancouver of my full length choral/orchestral work The Five Seasons commissioned by Haida artist Robert Davidson and the music division of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Thanks for the visit. Much appreciated.

Bruce

If you are interested in the performance rights for any of my music or my plays please contact Colin Rivers at http://www.marquisent.ca/

Image of The Raven  for Beyond Eden designed by Gwaii Edenshaw

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