See in the New Year in style

PUBLISHED: 09:00 30 December 2010

Bath Philharmonica

Bath Philharmonica


REVELLERS can welcome in 2011 at the Theatre Royal Bath’s New Year’s Eve Gala as pianist Benjamin Grosvenor joins Bath Phil and soprano Pippa Goss.

Benjamin Grosvenor

Bath Philharmonia, one of the leading professional orchestras in the South West, will be joined by two of Britain’s finest young soloists, internationally acclaimed pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, winner of the 2004 BBC Young Musician of the Year, and Soprano Pippa Goss, winner of the Thelma King Award Vocal Prize.

The evening will be compered and conducted by Jason Thornton.

Recognised for his electrifying performances, Benjamin Grosvenor will play Rachmaninov’s much-loved Piano Concerto No.2, best known from the film Brief Encounter.

The evening will also feature a programme of popular classics including works by Strauss, Elgar, Mussorgsky, and Puccini and, in a rousing finale, Rule Britannia, Wood’s Hornpipe, Elgar’s Pomp & Circumstance and Auld Lang Syne.

Pippa Goss

Two years after winning BBC Young Musician of the Year 2004, Benjamin Grosvenor was making debuts at New York’s Carnegie Hall and London’s Royal Albert Hall.

In the space of a very few years he has achieved international status, performing concerti with renowned orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic, the London Philharmonic, the Tokyo Symphony, the North Carolina Symphony, the Philharmonia.

Pippa Goss studied at the University of Bristol, the Royal Academy of Music and the Britten Pears School.

Her operatic engagements have included Susanna and Barbarina in The Marriage of Figaro for Mid-Wales Opera; Dew Fairy and Gretel (cover) in Hansel and Gretel and Papagena in The Magic Flute for Opera Holland Park.

The gala takes place tomorrow (Fri) and tickets, priced £28-36.50, are available from the box office on 01225 448844 or online at

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