Members excel again during the College’s Music Week

Goodenough College Members celebrated the memory of Christopher George Argyris during Music Week, which took place at the College on 11-15 February and continued in the Czech Republic on 16-18 February.

From a Mozart piano recital to Schubert’s Winterreise song cycle, an Opera Gala to a Valentine’s Concert; and finally a Piano Gala by candlelight – Goodenough College Members gave an array of marvellous live music performances during the Christopher George Argyris Music Week on 11- 15 February. The Music Week even continued in the Czech Republic, in Brno, where a group of lucky College Members attended a Dean’s seminar on Opera.

The College’s Music Week – open to College Members and Alumni – is supported by the generosity of The Argyris Fund which was established in memory of Goodenough Alumnus Christopher George Argyris by his parents George and Marcia Argyris. Christopher was a Goodenough College Member during 2015-2019 and at that time he was heavily involved in the Dean’s Programme and devoted to opera in College.

Special thanks to Members:
Mirella Gruesser-Smith for her piano performance of Mozart’s concerto No. 11 IN F major;
Alex Poulton and Chloé Dumoulin for their performance of Winterreise;
Zosia Herlihy-O’Brien, James Batty and Mirella Gruesser-Smith, and Alumnus Alvaro Ibarra, who conducted an evening of operatic works by Mozart, Donizetti, Puccini, Rossini and others, performed by our singers – Samantha Hargreaves, Oliver Heuzenroeder, Maya Sayag, Erica Paterson, Alex Poulton, Connor Campbell, Cecilia Zhang, Tobias Campos Santinaque and Alexandra Franci;
Lucilla Rose Mariotti and Chloé Dumoulin for their Valentine’s Day Concert;
Chloé Dumoulin, James Batty, Shi Min Tan, Tom Zalmanov, Lauren Wesley-Smith, Elizabeth Knatt, Philip Turner, and Thomas Hammond for the Piano and Instrumental Gala by candlelight.