Mr. Ruddell, as Artistic Director of the Bill Reid Foundation, created the The Spirit Concert. This concert was held over two evenings at the Chan Centre in Vancouver and included The Bach Choir, The Vancouver Symphony, Judith Forst, John Avey, The Karen Jamieson Dance Company, The Rainbow Creek Dancers from Haida Gwaii and Bruce Cockburn. Mr. Cockburn and Mr. Ruddell collaborated on an arrangement of Stan Rogers’ Northwest Passage for the men of the Bach Choir and Mr.Cockburn. The concert was filmed for CBC television’s Opening Night series.
Mr. Ruddell was Artistic Director of the Tuned Air Choral Society for eighteen years.
Mr. Ruddell is presently the Artistic Director of the Sooke Community Choir.