Vale Paul Goodchild

Mike Gal, Collegium Musicum Choir 2016 – Handel Messiah ‘The Trumpet Shall Sound

It is with great sadness that we pay tribute to the life of Paul Goodchild, a great friend to UNSW throughout his entire life.

From the early days of Waverley Bondi Brass playing in Christmas Concerts through to performances with the Australia Ensemble UNSW, Paul was a fantastic musical presence for everyone involved. An astounding trumpeter, Paul was also a giant personality and full of energy – he was quick with a quip, full of creative ideas for a new project, and always keen to catch up for a meal. He had very high standards for performance, wine, food, and dress shirts, and prized good company above all.

He took great pride in his work, and was even more proud of his beautiful family – we send our love to Yvette, who worked with us at UNSW for over 11 years, and their children Morley and Alana. We are all of us the better for having had Paul in our community.