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23 November 2019

Heartbeat

A concert that explores all aspects of the heart - physical, emotional and metaphysical - and its relationship with music. The programme includes a world premiere of a specially commissioned new work, Heartbeat, composed by William Goodchild for percussionist Harriet Riley and Bristol Symphony, and culminates in a performance of Rachmaninov's magnificent Second Symphony. Conducted by William Goodchild.

7.30pm St George's Bristol

27 October 2019

Bus Stop

Premiere of this drama short produced by Nine Yards Films Productions and directed by Vanessa Bailey.

8.30pm Whirled Cinema, London

17 September 2019

H2O - The Molecule that Made Us

Begin delivery of Titles and Incidentals for this three-part factual series, produced by Passion Planet. The series, narrated by Kelly McEvers, produced by David Allen and Catherine Watling, and directed by Nicolas Brown and Alex Tate, will broadcast on PBS and worldwide from 2020 (date tbc).

3 and 4 September 2019

Voyage of a Sea-god

Two days of recording with Laurence Perkins, bassoon, and City of Birmigham Symphony Orchestra at CBSO Centre in Birmingham. Voyage of a Sea-god is a double album produced by Hyperion Records due for release in 2020. Works by Villa-Lobos, Maconchy and Panufnik. Conducted by William Goodchild. Produced by Andrew Keener and engineered by Simon Eadon.

19 - 21 August

H2O - the Molecule that Made Us

Three days of recording with Colorado artist Courtney Hartman at J and J Studio for a Passion Planet three-part series broadcasting in 2020 on PBS, scored by William Goodchild.

3 August 2019

Fake or Fortune?

Fake or Fortune? series eight, presented by Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould begins broadcasting on BBC One, with Titles and Incedentals by William Goodchild.

26 July 2019

Hippos - Africa's River Giants

Produced by Icon Films and NHFU, this BBC Natural World programme is first broadcast on BBC Two. Music by William Goodchild

 

22 June 2019

Jazz Meets Bristol Symphony with Gareth Lockrane and Dakhla Brass

For the third in its Jazz Meets Bristol Symphony concerts, conductor William Goodchild is collaborating with two exciting jazz combos. London-based jazz flautist Gareth Lockrane - his big band having just scooped Best Big Band in the 2018 British Jazz Awards - brings his quartet to Bristol to perform pieces especially arranged for Bristol Symphony from his latest album, Fistfight at the Barndance, available on Whirlwind Records. Also on the billing is Bristol-based sextet, Dakhla Brass, who join the Orchestra to play tunes from the band's latest and highly acclaimed album, Murmur, (Impossible Arc Records). Conducted by William Goodchild.

8.00pm Clifton Cathedral, Bristol

14 April 2019

Get The Blessing with Orquestra Espinho

Get The Blessing with the Camerata da Orquestra da Escola Profissional de Espinho perform tracks from the band's newest album, Bristopia, arranged by William Goodchild, Jean Hasse and Ed Watkins. Part of the Ovar Jazz Festival. Conducted by William Goodchild.

9.00pm Centro de Arte de Ovar, Portugal

25 March 2019

Land of Plenty - London Sinfonietta

Land of Plenty by William Goodchild is performed to film by the London Sinfonietta at the Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall, conducted by Patrick Bailey. The concert forms part of the orchestra's Sound Out 2019 concerts for young people.

23 March 2019

Symphony of Spring

Bristol Symphony Orchestra with soloist and guest leader Charles Mutter (violin) present a concert of English music featuring two UK premieres: Peter Cowdrey's witty and irreverent Bremania, and the mercurial Concerto in One Act for violin and orchestra by Guy Barker. The programme is completed by two 20th Century English masterpieces: Holst's elemental Egdon Heath and the sublime and radiant Symphony no. 5 by Vaughan Williams. Conducted by William Goodchild.

8.00pm Clifton Cathedral, Bristol

24 November 2018
A Night at the Opera
Bristol Symphony Orchestra with City of Bristol Choir and soloists Rebecca Evans (soprano), Hanna-Liisa Kirchin (mezzo-soprano), William Wallace (tenor), and Edward Jowle (baritone) present a rare and exciting performance of operatic masterpieces full of mystery, passion and drama. Conducted by William Goodchild.
8.00pm Clifton Cathedral, Bristol

9 November 2018
The Battle of the Ancre and the Advance of the Tanks
Bristol Ensemble conducted by William Goodchild perform Laura Rossi’s score to this silent documentary, filmed in 1916 and released in 1917, now digitally restored. The film shows haunting images of trench warfare, notably of the mud that beset the battlefields, the waves of troops advancing into no man’s land, the use of horses and the first views of the ‘Tank’: the secret weapon which it was hoped would break the military deadlock on the Western Front.
7.30pm Redmaid’s High School, Bristol

23 June 2018


Jazz Meets Bristol Symphony with Get The Blessing
Following 2017’s outstanding collaboration between Bristol Symphony and Andy Sheppard, the Orchestra welcomes to the stage Get The Blessing, for a summer’s evening of Latin-infused jazz and classical music. “They may well be the most original and exciting band on the British scene at the moment” - Jazzwise Magazine.
8.00pm Clifton Cathedral, Bristol

8 June 2018
Celtic Connections - the High Sheriff of Bristol's Concert
William Goodchild conducts Bristol Ensemble with special guest, harpist Catrin Finch.
7.30pm Bristol Cathedral

24 March 2018

Brief Encounter

Bristol Symphony Orchestra, conducted by William Goodchild, presents an evening of music exploring themes of love, life, death and transfiguration. Soloists include pianist Nicholas Oliver, violinist Charlie Lovell-Jones, international soprano Rebecca Evans and cellist Keith Tempest. Music by Wagner, Rachmaninov, Lovell-Jones, Strauss and Tchaikovsky.

7.30pm St George’s Bristol

  

17 March 2018
Cult Fiction Live! - Sounds from the Small Screen
From the group that brought you Sounds for Spies and Private Eyes comes this joyous frolic through the jazz and funk-laden world of TV themes and incidental music of the 1960s to 1980s. A 30-piece orchestra conducted by William Goodchild will perform a choice selection of perennial favourites and classics described as “music so dangerously sexy and effortlessly cool, the stage should be sealed off with police incident tape”. (Bristol 24/7)
9.00pm Colston Hall, Bristol

3 January 2018
Wild Korea
Begin delivery of Titles and Incidentals for this two-part factual series, produced by Terra Mater, and written and directed by James Reed. Series will broadcast on BBC2 and worldwide.

21 December 2017
Monster Rivers
Begin delivery of Titles and Incidentals for this six-part factual series presented by Jeremy Wade to be shown on Animal Planet. Icon Films Ltd for Animal Planet.

04 November 2017

Romantic Masterworks

Bristol Symphony Orchestra, conducted by William Goodchild, presents an evening of German Romanticism. At the heart of the programme is Schumann’s Piano Concerto performed by soloist Nicola Meecham. Works also by Puccini, Mahler and Brahms.

7.30pm St George’s Bristol

 

18 September 2017

More Four

Deliver full score and parts for this big band concert work, commissioned by Farnham Festival 2018

24 June 2017

Jazz meets Bristol Symphony with Andy Sheppard

International jazz saxophonist Andy Sheppard joins forces with Bristol Symphony Orchestra for an evening of American music, conducted by William Goodchild.

7.30pm at Clifton Cathedral

 

9 June 2017

Fake or Fortune? (BBC)

Deliver Titles and Incidentals for Series Six of this prime time Arts programme, broadcast on BBC One from August 2017.

22 April 2017

An Evening of Classical Music in support of Age UK Bristol

Pianist Simon Callaghan joins Bristol Symphony Orchestra, conducted by William Goodchild, for a performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Programme also includes works by Beethoven, Mozart and Richard Strauss.

7.30pm at St Mary Redcliffe Church

10 April 2017

Seeing Him

Deliver Titles and Incidentals for this Drama Short

08 April 2017

Music of Russia

Bristol Symphony Orchestra welcomes violinist Natalia Lomeiko for a performance of Shostakovich’s intense and dramatic Violin Concerto. Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italien and Borodin’s Second Symphony complete the programme.

7.30pm at St George’s Bristol

19 March 2017

RTS West of England Awards 2017

Awards ceremony

Nomination for Best Composer: Jago - a Life Underwater

Composer, William Goodchild

 

16 February 2017

Bristol High Sheriff

Bristol Symphony Orchestra, conducted by William Goodchild, performs for Bristol High Sheriff Helen Wilde’s leaving reception.

7.00pm Trinity Centre

27 January 2017

Rise of the Warrior Apes (Discovery)

Deliver Titles and Incidentals for this 90-minute documentary feature for broadcast on Discovery International

 

23 January 2017

University of Bristol

Senior Associate Teacher on the MA Composition for Film and Television course: Media Composition 2.

 

01 December 2016

An Evening of Film Music

Bristol Symphony Orchestra, conducted by William Goodchild with violinist Roger Huckle, performs many of cinema’s most memorable scores.

7.30pm at St George’s Bristol

 

18 November 2016

The Battle of the Somme Centenary Tour

Bristol Symphony Orchestra, conducted by William Goodchild, performs Laura Rossi’s score to the 1916 silent film, The Battle of the Somme.

7.00pm Pre-Concert Talk on the Somme given by Richard Hope-Hawkins

8.00pm Screening and Performance preceded by war poet readings by Norman Bowler

10 November 2016

WWF-UK: A Tiger in Suburbia

Deliver music for this UK television advertising campaign produced for WWF-UK by JWT London

 

13 October 2016

Wildscreen Festival Panda Awards Ceremony

Nomination for Best Music: Jago – a Life Underwater

Composer, William Goodchild

 

01 September 2016

Dorset Youth Symphony Orchestra

Appointment as Conductor begins

12 – 26 August 2016

Thailand – Earth’s Tropical Paradise (BBC)

Deliver Titles and Incidentals for this three-part wildlife series produced by the BBC NHU for broadcast on BBC Two

25 June 2016

Bristol Symphony Orchestra

Concert in support of Penny Brohn UK. Cellist Sara Lovell joins Bristol Symphony Orchestra, conducted by William Goodchild, in a programme of Romantic works.

7.30pm at Trinity-Henleaze United Reformed Church

 

18 June 2016

Concerto for Kora and Orchestra

World Premiere at St George’s Bristol of this concert work for solo kora and orchestra, composed by William Goodchild in collaboration with Mamadou Cissokho. Helen Wilde, High Sheriff of Bristol, commissioned the work for the High Sheriff’s Concert, and it is performed by Bristol Symphony Orchestra, conducted by William Goodchild.

06 March 2016

RTS West of England Awards 2016

Awards ceremony

Nomination for Best Composer: Return of the Giant Killers – Africa’s Lion Kings (BBC Natural World)

Composer, William Goodchild

 

29 Nov 2015

TreeSong

World Premiere at St George’s Bristol of this newly commissioned concert work for chamber orchestra and electronics, composed and conducted by William Goodchild and performed by Bristol Ensemble.

 

20 Nov – 04 Dec 2015

Gorilla Family and Me (BBC)

Deliver Titles and Incidentals for this two-part wildlife series produced by the BBC NHU for broadcast on BBC Two

 

14 November 2015

Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra

Programme of German works conducted by William Goodchild, with soloists Charis Jenson (violin) and Kirsten Jenson (cello)

7.30 pm at St George’s Bristol

 

10 Nov 2015

Live at Colston Hall - Roni Size Reprazent with William Goodchild and Emerald Ensemble

Live album released

 

18 August 2015

India: Nature’s Wonderland (BBC)

Titles music delivered for this two-part wildlife series produced by the BBC NHU for broadcast on BBC Two and PBS

28 July 2015

Jago - a Life Underwater

Deliver Titles and Incidentals for this independently produced theatrical feature

 

20 June 2015

Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra

French programme conducted by William Goodchild with piano soloist Pavel Timofejevsky

7.30 pm at St George’s Bristol

07 March 2015

Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra

Concert of Russian masterpieces, conducted by William Goodchild

with violin soloist, Natalia Lomeiko.

7.30 pm St George’s Bristol

 

06 March 2015

Wild Costa Rica (Animal Planet)

Deliver Titles and Incidentals for this one-hour wildlife documentary

26 February 2015

Return of the Giant Killers: Africa’s Lion Kings (BBC)

Deliver Titles and Incidentals for this one-hour wildlife documentary produced by Icon Films for BBC Two’s Natural World series

 

14 May – 06 June 2015

Gorongosa Park - Rebirth of Paradise (PBS)

Deliver Titles and Incidentals for this six-part wildlife documentary series produced by Off The Fence for broadcast on PBS

15 November 2014
Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra
Carl Orff: Carmina Burana - Concert for St Peter's Hospice 
Join Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra and City of Bristol Choir for a stunning full-scale performance of Carl Orff's bawdy Carmina Burana. The concert opens with Shostakovich's Festive Overture followed by Dvořák's Symphony from the New World. The concert is conducted by William Goodchild and David Ogden, with soloists soprano Lorna James, tenor Alun Rhys-Jenkins and bass Leigh Melrose. It takjes place at 7.30 pm on saturday 15 November 2014 at Colston Hall.
For full information and to buy tickets, please click here.

21 October 2014
Wildscreen Film Festival 2014
Panel discussion: What's the Score?
The soundtrack of a film is 50% of the audience experience, yet it commands a tiny proportion of the timescale and budget. At this informal session the panel will take a look at the importance of good sound and the difference it can make. Find out what can be done simply and effectively to get the most impact from the audio on a film and create a more immersive experience for the audience.

 

Chair: Karen Bass - National Geographic
William Goodchild - Composer
David Johnson - Producer/ Director: Ram Raider Films
Andy Nettley - Editor: Freelance
Andrew Wilson - Re-recording Mixer: Red Six Ltd
For full details, please click here.

03 October 2014
Timeshift: Castles - Britain's Fortified History (BBC)
Deliver Titles and Credits music for this new BBC 4 History series.

29 September 2014
Restless Creatives
Sign with Composer Agency and Music Consultancy Restless Creatives, Dir. Chantal Santhiapillai.

05 September 2014
Africa's Fishing Leopards (BBC Natural World)
Deliver music for this 1 x 60 mins wildlife documentary produced by Icon Films for BBC Natural World and due for broadcast in Spring 2015.

 

03 September 2014
The Man Who Turned Into a Sofa (BBC Radio 4)
Deliver music for this 45 min Afternoon Drama due for broadcast on BBC Radio 4 at 2.15 pm on Wednesday 17th September 2014. Full details about the production can be found here.
Listen to the music here

26 August 2014
Recording Session
Recording Senegalese singer Batch Gueye for BBC Natural World production, Africa's Fishing Leopards. 

06 August 2014
Recording Session 
Recording the piano score for BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Drama, The Man Who Turned Into a Sofa. Christchurch Studios, Clifton with engineer Ian Humphreys.

31 July 2014
Beavers Behaving Badly (BBC Natural World)
First broadcast on BBC 2 of this 1 x 60 mins wildlife documentary with music by William Goodchild.

28 July 2014
Photographic Session
Conductor portraits taken by Remco Merbis at St George's Bristol.  See image here.

21 July 2014
Walking Through History (Channel 4)
Deliver music for the new up coming series of Channel 4's Walking Through History, presented by Tony Robinson. 

20 November 2012
Wild Arabia
Sessions at Abbey Road conducting BBC Concert Orchestra in recordings of music for Wild Arabia (BBC), composed by Barnaby Taylor and orchestrated by William Goodchild, for broadcast later in the year.

7 July 2012
Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra
A summer concert of exquisite music that is variously sublime, fabulously romantic and delightfully exotic. Mozart’s masterwork, the Clarinet Concerto in A – arguably the most beautiful concerto ever written – performed by Bristol clarinetist David Pagett, its slow movement with a spellbinding beauty and lyricism all its own. Also included is Rachmaninov’s sweeping Second Symphony, composed in 1906 to critical acclaim and immediate success, its surging melancholy and rich late-Romantic harmony making a lasting contribution to early twentieth century music; and Rossini’s lively and good humoured overture, Italian Girl in Algiers, to his operatic depiction of Mediterranean piratical adventures. The concert is conducted by William Goodchild and takes place at 7.30pm on Saturday 7 July 2012 at St. George's Bristol.

02 Jul 2012
Walking Through History
Scoring begins on this 4 x 60 minute history series presented by Tony Robinson for broadcast on Channel 4. Series produced by David Johnson for Wildfire TV with music composed by William Goodchild.

29 June 2012

Redland High School - commission

Ye of Day, an anthem for female chorus (SSAA) and organ composed by William Goodchild and based on words from Chaucer's The Legend of Good Women, receives its first performance. This will take place at 2 pm on Friday 29 June at Bristol Cathedral, as part of the Commemoration Service celebrating the school's 130th Anniversary.

19 March 2012

Promo scores

Work begins on music for two promo videos for Wells Cathedral School produced by Matt Thurling, Director of Bristol Film Academy. 

10 March 2012

Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra 

America comes to Bristol with two stunning masterpieces composed in the 1940s. Copland's signature Appalachian Spring, originally conceived as ballet music and later revised as an orchestral suite, is instantly recognisable for its unforgettable Shaker Melody. In the US, Samuel Barber's elegaic, lyrically romantic Violin Concerto is revered. Here, the brilliant, internationally acclaimed Russian violinist Natalia Lomeiko offers a wonderfully persuasive advocacy for the work. Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra complete the programme with Dvorak's magnificent, intensely Czech, Symphony No. 7 in D Minor. The concert is conducted by William Goodchild and takes place at 7.30pm on Saturday 10 March 2012 at St. George's Bristol. 

29 November 2011

City University London 

A lecture to BA Music students on composing for film, using clips from a recent BBC commission. Followed by a seminar for MA students on orchestration, with examples from Nature's Great Events (BBC), Ganges (BBC) and Catching the Impossible (Independent).

23 November 2011

Coral Triangle 

Nature Picture Library in partnership with World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF) have commissioned William Goodchild to write and produce music for a new stills photography project called Coral Triangle to first be shown at Earth Music Bristol. I will be introducing Coral Triangle and talking about music for wildlife film at a 'Meet the Film Composer' session as part of Earth Music Bristol. The session takes place at 11.00 am on Wednesday 23 November 2011 at St. George's Bristol.

 

19 November 2011

Gala Concert 

Orchestral and choral charity concert featuring violinist Emil Huckle-Kleve and 250 male voices with Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra at Colston Hall Bristol. Programme to include Epic March - Ireland, Lark Ascending - Vaughan Williams, and Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 - Elgar. Conducted by William Goodchild and Steve Daykin, presented by John Telfer (Vicar Alan Franks from The Archers). Concert in aid of the 2011 Cots for Tots Appeal, supporting the Special Care Baby Unit at St. Michael's Hospital Bristol. 

10 October 2011

Bristol University 

Teaching begins with new students on the MA in Composition of Music for Film and Television (MA-CFTV). 10 x 2-hour sessions running until January 2011.

07 October 2011

Wildlife Film - Working with Music 

Using clips from recent BBC, Nat Geo and Animal Planet projects, William Goodchild will be giving a talk on writing and producing music for wildlife film, as part of the Shepton Mallet Digital Arts Festival 2011. The talk runs from 7.00 - 8.00 pm and is held in the Blue Tower Theatre, Shepton Mallet.

16 September 2011

Instant Wit 

Scoring theme tune for quick-fire comedy company Instant Wit. Music for live, radio and internet performance.

10 September 2011

Big Screen Music in association with Boost Music 

Production music project for two upcoming albums: Riviera Jazz and Jeopardy. Co-composed with Nick Pullin.

01 September 2011

Coral Triangle 

Scoring begins on this special photographic project set in the coral reefs of South-East Asia. For display and performance at the Earth Music Festival Bristol 2011. Directed by Helen Gilks for Nature Picture Library with music composed by William Goodchild.

15 August 2011

David Jenkins Choral Project 

An extended project orchestrating Full Fathom Five and other choral works by composer David Jenkins.

15 August 2011

Jungle Gremlins of Java 

Scoring begins on this one hour BBC Natural World documentary on the Slow Loris set in Indonesia for broadcast on BBC2. Directed by Steve Gooder for Icon Films and presented by Anna Nekaris with music composed by William Goodchild.

2 July 2011

Italian Journey 

Orchestral concert featuring violist Mihai Cocea, Finalist of the 2008 Eurovision Young Musician Competition, with Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra at St. George's Bristol. Programme to include Force of Destiny Overture Verdi, Harold in Italy - Berlioz, and Italian Symphony - Mendelssohn. Conducted by William Goodchild.

12 April 2011

Gaming score 

Session at Christchurch Studios Clifton conducting Bristol Ensemble in recordings of music for a US gaming score composed by Neil Davidge (Massive Attack).

21 March 2011

The Great Serengeti 

Scoring begins on this 50 minute wildlife documentary for broadcast on National Geographic International. Produced by Kate Dart for Parthenon Entertainment with music composed by William Goodchild and Nick Pullin.

5 Mar 2011

Russian Classics 

Orchestral concert featuring cellist Benjamin Hughes, principal cellist, BBC Concert Orchestra, with Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra at St. George's Bristol. Programme to include Festive Overture - Shostakovich, Cello Concerto No.1 - Shostakovich, and Symphony No. 5 in E Minor - Tchaikovsky. Conducted by William Goodchild.

28 Feb 2011

Frozen Planet

Session at Abbey Road conducting BBC Concert Orchestra in recordings of music for programme 7 of Frozen Planet (BBC), composed by Barnaby Taylor, for broadcast later in the year.

18 January 2010

Bristol University 

Recording MA students' compositions to picture with Bristol Ensemble led by Rachel Gough. Victoria Rooms, Clifton, Bristol.

15 Jan 2011

Nordic Wild 

Scoring begins on this 4 x 50 minute wildlife series for broadcast on National Geographic International. Series produced by Ian Marsh for Parthenon Entertainment with music composed by William Goodchild.

11 Dec 2010

The Truth About Lions 

Bristol Ensemble at Christchurch Studios, Bristol. A session recording the music for this 2-part BBC Natural History series composed by David Poore, orchestrated and conducted by William Goodchild.

13 Nov 2010

London Works 

Orchestral concert with BMCO at St. George's Bristol. Programme to include Water Music - Handel, Symphony No. 104 'London' - Haydn, and Symphony No. 2 'London Symphony' - Vaughan Williams.

15 Oct 2010

Bristol University 

Teaching begins with new students on the Music for Film and Television one-year MA course. 10 x 2-hour sessions running until January 2011.

10 Oct 2010

Wildscreen Festival 

Two 3-hour workshops for producers, directors and editors exploring Music for Wildlife Film. Workshops directed by William Goodchild.

20 Sept 2010

Secrets of the Arabian Nights 

Scoring begins on this 1 x 60 minute history special presented by Richard E. Grant for BBC broadcast. Directed by Mark Fielder and Lizzie White for Quickfire Media. Delivery early November. Music composed and produced by William Goodchild.

22 Aug 2010

Wild Amazon 

Scoring begins on this 2 x 50 minute wildlife series for broadcast on National Geographic International. Directed by Mitch Turnbull and series produced by Amanda Theunissen for Parthenon Entertainment. Delivery November. Music composed by William Goodchild.

6 July 2010

Miracle in the Marshes of Iraq 

Scoring begins on this one hour BBC Natural World documentary set in Iraq for broadcast on BBC2. Produced by David Johnson and edited by Bee Nico for Aqua Vita Films with music composed by William Goodchild. Delivery 23 August.

3 July 2010

Feature Concert with violinist Emil Huckle-Kleve 

Programme: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 - Grieg, Violin Concerto - Dvorak, Symphony No.5 - Sibelius. Conducted by William Goodchild.

25 June 2010

Chimps of the Lost Gorge 

Scoring begins on this one hour BBC Natural World documentary set in Uganda for broadcast on BBC2. Directed by Verity White and edited by James Taggart with music composed by William Goodchild.

22 June 2010

Making Sound Work 

City University, London (in partnership with Screened Music Network). Panel discussion on Music, Media and Opportunities chaired by Miguel Mera, with composers Rob Lane, Alex Heffes, Nina Humphreys and William Goodchild.

19 June 2010

Mountain Gorilla 

Bristol Ensemble at Christchurch Studios, Bristol. Third session recording the music for this 3-part BBC Natural History series composed by David Poore, orchestrated and conducted by William Goodchild.

14 June 2010

Kingdom of the Forest 

Scoring begins on this 50 minute wildlife documentary for broadcast on Animal Planet. Directed by Joanne Lunt for Parthenon Entertainment. Music composed by William Goodchild and Nick Pullin.

6 June 2010

Mountain Gorilla 

Bristol Ensemble at Christchurch Studios, Bristol. Second session recording the music for this 3-part BBC Natural History series composed by David Poore, orchestrated and conducted by William Goodchild.

2 - 5 June 2010, Clifton College, Bristol

Bristol Festival of Nature: Composing for Film

Educational Project with members of the BBC Concert Orchestra. Workshop Leader - Patrick Bailey, Composer In Residence - William Goodchild.

17 May 2010

Wild Japan 

Scoring begins on this 50 minute wildlife documentary for broadcast on Animal Planet. Directed by Adam Oldroyd and produced by Amanda Theunissen for Parthenon Entertainment. Delivery 11th June. Music composed by William Goodchild.

17 May 2010

Clash of the Tiger Queens 

Scoring begins on this 50 minute wildlife documentary for broadcast on Animal Planet. Directed by Melanie Price and produced by Amanda Theunissen for Parthenon Entertainment. Delivery 11th June. Music composed by William Goodchild.

 

14 May 2010

Mountain Gorilla
Bristol Ensemble at Christchurch Studios, Bristol. First of three sessions recording the music for this 3-part BBC Natural History series composed by David Poore, orchestrated and conducted by William Goodchild.

16 April 2010

Tiger Queen 

5.1 surround delivery of this Natural History documentary for broadcast on National Geographic International. Produced by Amanda Theunissen for Parthenon Entertainment. Music composed and produced by William Goodchild.

1 March 2010

The Man Who Stopped the Desert 

Bristol Ensemble at Christchurch Studios, Bristol. Session recording the music for this one-hour feature documentary for 1080 Films composed by David Poore. Orchestrated and conducted by William Goodchild.

6 March 2010

Feature Concert with soprano soloist Charlotte Newstead 

Programme: Tragic Overture - Brahms, Four Last Songs - Strauss, The Planets - Holst. Conducted by William Goodchild.

8 February 2010

Inside the Perfect Predator (BBC1) 

Recording sessions with the BBC Concert Orchestra at Air Edel Studios, London. Music composed by Ben Salisbury, conducted by William Goodchild.

26 January 2010

Bristol University 

Recording MA students' compositions to picture with the university chamber orchestra led by Roger Huckle. Victoria Rooms, Clifton, Bristol.

16 January 2010, 9pm, St. George's Bristol

Ilya at 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 (banjo, mandolin, guitar), Gina Griffin (violin) and Daisy Palmer (kit). Tickets available in advance from St. George's Bristol.

12 January 2010

Tiger Queen 

Scoring begins on this 50 minute wildlife documentary for broadcast on National Geographic International. Directed by Melanie Price and produced by Amanda Theunissen for Parthenon Entertainment. Delivery in March. Music composed by William Goodchild

6 January 2010

The Great Rift 

BBC Concert Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios, London. Third session recording the music for this 3-part BBC Natural History series composed by Barnaby Taylor, orchestrated and conducted by William Goodchild.

23 November 2009

The Great Rift 

BBC Concert Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios, London. Recording sessions 1 and 2 for this 3-part BBC Natural History series composed by Barnaby Taylor, orchestrated and conducted by William Goodchild.

14 November 2009

Feature Concert with international pianist Penelope Roskell 

Programme: Dances of Galanta - Kodaly, Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor - Mozart, Symphony No. 3, The Scottish - Mendelssohn. Conducted by William Goodchild.

26 October 2009

Japan's Hidden Secrets 

5.1 surround delivery of this Natural History documentary for broadcast on National Geographic International. Produced by Amanda Theunissen and directed by Dan Habershon-Butcher for Parthenon Entertainment. Music composed and produced by William Goodchild and Nick Pullin.

1 October 2009

Choral Commission

John Colet Day Motet for 200 singers SATB and organ celebrating the Quincentenary of St. Paul's School. Performed at St. Paul's Cathedral. Music composed by William Goodchild.

 

25 September 2009, 8.00pm

Roni Size and Reprazent with The Emerald Ensemble and Gospel Choir 

A one-off evening with Bristol's own world master of drum 'n bass, Roni Size and Reprazent, orchestrated and conducted by William Goodchild. Colston Hall, Bristol.

22 September 2009, 7.30pm, Colston Hall Bristol

Nature's Great Events Live 

Spectacular footage from the BBC Natural History's award-winning series with the score performed live by the BBC Concert Orchestra, orchestrated and conducted by William Goodchild.

18 September 2009, 6.00pm, Colston Hall Bristol

Drawer of Dreams 

Dark cabaret performed by Cirque Bijou with The Emerald Ensemble conducted by Charles Hazlewood. Orchestrated by William Goodchild.

26 August 2009

Japan's Hidden Secrets 

Scoring begins on this 50 minute natural history documentary for broadcast on National Geographic International and Animal Planet. Produced by Amanda Theunissen and Directed by Dan Habershon-Butcher for Parthenon Entertainment. Delivery in October. Music composed by William Goodchild and Nick Pullin.

20 July

Catching the Impossible (Sky) with the Emerald Ensemble at Christchurch Studios, Bristol

Session recording the music for Programme 6 of this up-coming 8-part series produced by Hugh Miles, composed by David Poore and orchestrated and conducted by William Goodchild.

4 July 2009

Feature Concert with cellist Sara Lovell and orchestra at St. Georges Bristol. Programme: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage - Mendelssohn, Cello Concerto in C - Haydn, Symphony No. 6 - Beethoven. Conducted by William Goodchild.

9 June 2009

Wild Russia: Urals 

5.1 surround delivery of the sixth programme in this 6 x 50 minute series for broadcast on National Geographic International and Animal Planet. Produced by Amanda Theunissen and directed by Dan Habershon-Butcher for Parthenon Entertainment Ltd. Music composed and produced by William Goodchild.

4 June 2009

Wild Russia: Arctic

5.1 surround delivery of the fifth programme in this 6 x 50 minute series for broadcast on National Geographic International and Animal Planet. Produced by Amanda Theunissen and directed by Dan Habershon-Butcher for Parthenon Entertainment Ltd. Music composed and produced by William Goodchild.

29 May 2009

Wild Russia: Siberia  

5.1 surround delivery of the fourth programme in this 6 x 50 minute series for broadcast on National Geographic International and Animal Planet. Produced by Amanda Theunissen and directed by Dan Habershon-Butcher for Parthenon Entertainment Ltd. Music composed and produced by William Goodchild.

25 May 2009

Wild Russia: Caucasus 

5.1 surround delivery of the third programme in this 6 x 50 minute series for broadcast on National Geographic International and Animal Planet. Produced by Amanda Theunissen and directed by Dan Habershon-Butcher for Parthenon Entertainment Ltd. Music composed and produced by William Goodchild.

11 May 2009

Wild Russia: Ussuriland 

5.1 surround delivery of the second programme in this 6 x 50 minute series for broadcast on National Geographic International and Animal Planet. Produced by Amanda Theunissen and directed by Dan Habershon-Butcher for Parthenon Entertainment Ltd. Music composed and produced by William Goodchild.

30 April 2009

Wild Russia: Kamchatka - Land of Fire and Ice 

5.1 surround delivery of the first programme in this 6 x 50 minute series for broadcast on National Geographic International and Animal Planet. Produced by Amanda Theunissen and directed by Dan Habershon-Butcher for Parthenon Entertainment Ltd. Music composed and produced by William Goodchild.

17 April 2009

Catching the Impossible (Sky) with the Emerald Ensemble at Christchurch Studios, Bristol.

Session recording the music for Programme 4 of this up-coming 8-part series produced by Hugh Miles, composed by David Poore and orchestrated and conducted by William Goodchild.

7 March 2009, 7.30pm, St. George's Bristol

Feature Concert with pianist Nicola Meecham and orchestra. 

Programme: Roman Carnival Overture - Berlioz, Piano Concerto No. 2 - Rachmaninov, Symphony No. 2 - Brahms. Conducted by William Goodchild.

17 February 2009

Music and Chance

with the BBC Concert Orchestra at the Queen Elizabeth Hall to be broadcast later on BBC Radio 3. Programme to include works by Andy Sheppard and Barnaby Taylor, orchestrated by William Goodchild.

26 January 2009

Wild Russia
Scoring begins on this 6 x 50 minute series for broadcast on National Geographic International and Animal Planet. Produced by Amanda Theunissen and Directed by Dan Habershon-Butcher for Parthenon Entertainment. Delivery in June. Music composed by William Goodchild.

16 January 2009

Snow Monkeys 

Scoring begins on this production for BBC Natural World and Animal Planet produced by Ian Gray. Delivery on 26 January. Music composed by William Goodchild.

10 January 2009

Nature's Great Events

Nature's Great Events, BBC Concert Orchestra - Recording at Abbey Road Studios: Sessions 5 and 6 recording the music for this 6-part BBC1 Natural History series composed by Barnaby Taylor and Ben Salisbury, orchestrated and conducted by William Goodchild.

2 December 2008

Nature's Great Events - Abbey Road Studios, London.

Nature's Great Events, BBC Concert Orchestra - Recording at Abby Road Studios: Sessions 3 and 4 recording the music for this 6-part BBC1 Natural History series composed by Barnaby Taylor and Ben Salisbury, orchestrated and conducted by William Goodchild.

15 November 2008, 7.30pm, St. George's Bristol

Feature Concert with trumpeter Gavin Wells and the orchestra. 

Programme: Ruins of Athens Overture - Beethoven, Trumpet Concerto - Haydn, New World Symphony - Dvorak. Conducted by William Goodchild.

10 November 2008

Save Our Seas Foundation 

Scoring begins on this 8 minute promotional DVD for the SOS Foundation. Produced by Caroline Brett and Directed by Alan Miller. Delivery end of December. Music composed by William Goodchild.

26 October 2008

Great White Shark

Great White Shark: Living Legends with Emerald Ensemble at Christchurch Studios, Clifton. Session recording the music for this BBC Natural History documentary produced by Off The Fence, composed by David Poore, orchestrated and conducted by William Goodchild with Emerald Ensemble.

October 2008

University of Bristol 

Teaching on MA in Composition for Film and Television.

12 October 2008

Emerald Ensemble Concert

Family Concert featuring presenter Julie Payne with the Emerald Ensemble at Withywood Centre, Bristol. Conducted by William Goodchild.

7 October 2008

Emerald Ensemble Concert

Concert for Schools featuring presenter Julie Payne with the Emerald Ensemble at Hartcliffe Engineering and Community College, Bristol. Conducted by William Goodchild.

3 October 2008

Nature's Great Events - Abbey Road Studios, London.

Nature's Great Events with the BBC Concert Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios, London. First two in a series of 6 sessions recording the music for this 6-part BBC1 Natural History series composed by Barnaby Taylor and Ben Salisbury, orchestrated and conducted by William Goodchild.

4 October 2008

Messiah Concert

Messiah on period instruments with Musica Buena, 7.30pm at Tyndale Baptist Church, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS6 2QG. Conducted by William Goodchild.

18 July 2008

Catching the Impossible (Sky)

Emerald Ensemble at Christchurch Studios, Bristol. 2 sessions recording the music for Programme 2 of this up-coming 8-part series produced by Hugh Miles, composed by David Poore and orchestrated and conducted by William Goodchild.

5 July 2008

Classical Concert

Feature Concert with international violinist Nadia Myerscough and Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra at St. Georges Bristol. Programme: Overture-Fantasy Romeo and Juliet - Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in E minor - Mendelssohn, In the Steppes of Central Asia - Borodin, and Symphony No 2 in B minor - Borodin. Conducted by William Goodchild

21 June 2008

Last Night of the Proms Concert.

With the Emerald Ensemble and soprano soloist Ros Evans in Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire. Programme of American and English music including West Side Story Suite - Bernstein, Jazz Suites - Shostakovich, Dambusters March - Coates, Fantasia on British Sea Songs – Henry Wood, Jerusalem and Rule Britannia. Conducted by William Goodchild.

12 - 18 June 2008

Still Point with poet Stuart Warner

Project with poet Stuart Warner, singer Chloe Goodchild and guitarist Nick Pullin. Sessions recording spoken voice, sung vocals and guitars, banjo and bazooki for this commercial CD project of seven poems written by Stuart Warner, composed and produced by William Goodchild.

8th June 2008

Catching the Impossible (Sky)

With the Emerald Ensemble at Christchurch Studios, Bristol Session recording the music for Programme 8 of this up-coming 8-part series produced by Hugh Miles, composed by David Poore and orchestrated and conducted by William Goodchild.

27 April 2008

Catching the Impossible (Sky)

With the Emerald Ensemble at Christchurch Studios, Bristol. 2 sessions recording the music for Programme 3 of this up-coming 8-part series produced by Hugh Miles, composed by David Poore and orchestrated and conducted by William Goodchild.

16 April 2008

Classical Concert

Feature Concert with international pianist Penelope Roskell and the Emerald Ensemble at Colston Hall, Bristol. Conducted by William Goodchild. Programme: The Wasps Overture - Vaughan Williams, Piano Concerto in A minor – Schumann, Voyage – Corigliano and Symphony No. 4 – Mendelssohn.

1 March 2008

Classical Concert

All Russian Concert with pianist Maria Angel Garcia Soria and Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra at St George’s Bristol. Programme: Lieutenant Kije Suite – Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No. 2 – Shostakovich, and Symphony No. 4 - Tchaikovsky. Conducted by William Goodchild.

28 February 2008

Catching the Impossible (Sky)

With the Emerald Ensemble at Christchurch Studios, Bristol. 2 sessions recording the music for Programme 1 of this up-coming 8-part series produced by Hugh Miles, composed by David Poore and orchestrated by William Goodchild.

27 February 2008

Classical Concert

Concert for Schools featuring BBC Concert Orchestra percussionist Alasdair Malloy with the Emerald Ensemble at Colston Hall, Bristol. Conducted by William Goodchild.

24 February 2008

Family Concert: Pirates Ahoy!

Family Music Day featuring Alasdair Malloy with the Emerald Ensemble at Colston Hall, Bristol. Conducted by William Goodchild.

19 November 2007

Wild China

With the BBC Concert Orchestra at Angel Studios, London. Last in a series of 3 sessions recording the music for this 6-part BBC Natural History series composed by Barnaby Taylor, orchestrated and conducted by William Goodchild.

10 November 2007

Classical Concert

Feature Concert with bassoonist Laurence Perkins (from the Manchester Camerata) and the Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra at St George’s Bristol. Conducted by William Goodchild. Programme: Land of the Mountain and the Flood – MacCunn, Serenade for 13 Wind Instruments – Strauss, Bassoon Concerto – Weber, Romance for Bassoon and Orchestra – Elgar, Symphony No. 5 – Vaughan Williams

20 October 2007

Classical Concert
Feature Concert with international violinist Natalia Lomeiko and the Emerald Ensemble at St George’s, Bristol. Conducted by William Goodchild. Programme: Fingal’s Cave Overture – Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto – Tchaikovsky, and Symphony No. 7 – Beethoven