The choir of the Church of St Andrew and St Paul made 4 LPs under Riddell, including Jubilate (1978, St Andrew & St Paul AP-175), Noël Nouvelet (1979, London LOS-26637), Te Deum (1980, St Andrew & St Paul AP-177) and Magnificat (1984, Savvy CSPS-2371). This choir for many years presented an oratorio series, performing major works of Bach, Handel, Mozart, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Fauré, and Duruflé. It was also the first recipient of the Canada Council's Healey Willan Prize as the best choir in its annual choral competition.
In 1991 Riddell continued to pursue an active career as a freelance choral conductor. He has travelled extensively, guest conducting choirs and orchestras, and acting as adjudicator and choral workshop clinician. He was a guest conductorat the Glasgow International Festival in Scotland in October 1990, and led a five-day choral workshop at the Elora Festival in 1991.
In 1988 Riddell was named a Member of the Order of Canada.He is a contributor to EMC.
Author Nadia Turbide
Nielsen, Carolyn. 'Wayne Riddell,' ACCC, vol 2, Summer 1982
- 'Directions: an interview with Wayne Riddell,' Anacrusis, vol 6, Fall 1986
Links to Other Sites
Wayne K. Riddell
Conductor Wayne K. Riddell is profiled at this Bach Cantatas Website.