|From 11 - 23 November 1991
Glebe Music Festival
In conjunction with The Glebe Society Inc
The Goodchild Ensemble
Paul Goodchild began playing the trumpet at the age of three. He completed his early studies with Gordon Webb and Ernest Llewellyn in Canberra and, after two years of freelance work with the Australian Opera Orchestra and the visiting Bolshoi Ballet Orchestra as Principal Trumpet, he joined the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in 1979.
During 1984 and 1985 he studied with Elgar Howarth and Philip Jones in London and with Richard Stuart in Germany, in addition to working with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Seymour Group, Sydney Philharmonia Orchestra and the Australian Brass Quintet (which he formed in 1985), Paul Goodchild has appeared regularly on radio and television, given masterclasses and recitals and has appeared as Principal Trumpet with the Melbourne and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras.
The Sydney Brass Ensemble, a group founded in 1958 by his father Cliff Goodchild, former SSO Principal Tuba was re-formed by Paul in 1986.
Amongst its list of achievements has been the highly acclaimed Splendour of Venice concerts in 1989 and 1991 with the Sydney Philharmonia Society held at St. Mary's Cathedral, Sydney, performing the great works of Giovanni Gabrieli, in particular the 33-part Magnificat and his Sonata No. 20 for Five Trumpets and Seventeen Trombones. In that same year he visited Japan with the Australian Philharmonic Orchestra for performances of Aida and gave a recital tour throughout New South Wales and Brisbane.
He accompanied the Sydney Symphony Orchestra on its 1988 Bicentennial tour of the United States Co-Principal Trumpet and was appointed to that position in 1989.
In 1991 he toured Italy, France and Germany with organist Peter Kneeshaw and the St. Mary's Cathedral Choir on their European tour, performing in Notre Dame and Chartres Cathedrals and St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.
Also in 1991 Paul formed The Goodchild Ensemble, Baroque quartet comprising trumpet, oboe, bassool and continue, who last appeared at the Margarett;
Cottage in August this year for the Australian Ballet Club performing works by Telemann, Finger Frescobaldi, Galliard and Boiling.
We are indebted to the Good Samaritan Sisters for graciously allowing the use of the Chapel.