27 January 2010

Bristol University MA-CFTV 2010



Working with Bristol University MA composition students on their final assignment for the Music for Film & Television course (tutor: William Goodchild). Each of the eight students composed music for a short film sequence taken from Wild Russia - a wildlife series recently broadcast on National Geographic and Animal Planet and scored by William Goodchild. The chamber orchestra consisted of string quintet, wind quintet, harp, piano, trumpet, trombone, timpani & percussion; the leader was Roger Huckle, musical director of the Bristol Ensemble. Sessions took place in the Victoria Rooms, Clifton and the music was recorded by Jonathan Scott.

BMCO March 2010


BMCO perform with celebrated soprano Charlotte Newstead at St. George's Bristol. Programme includes Brahms - Tragic Overture, Strauss - Four Last Songs and Holst - The Planets. Full details including advanced ticket booking here. Tickets also available on the door.

Charlotte Newstead: 'A dazzling display of virtuoso singing.' Bristol Evening Post.
William Goodchild: 'A heartfelt, awe-inspiring performance, under the expert guidance of the excellent William Goodchild.' Bristol Evening Post.

Images: Ilya St. George's Bristol

12 January 2010

Ilya January 2010


As part of the Bristol Acoustic Music Festival, Ilya perform songs from the new album 'Carving Heads on Cherry Stones'. Featuring Joanna Swan (vocals), Nick Pullin (guitars), William Goodchild (bass), Jacob Morrison (banjo, mandolin, guitar), Gina Griffin (violin) and Daisy Palmer (kit). Tickets available in advance from St. George's Bristol

Images: BMCO November 2009


BMCO in action at St. George's on November 14th 2009. The soloist is international pianist Penelope Roskell who performed Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor K491. Programme also included Kodaly's virtuoso masterpiece for orchestra Dances of Galanta, and Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 56. Concert conducted by William Goodchild. Photos by Rachel Goodchild.