Harpists : Sarah Goss

After reading Music at the University of York, Sarah took up a residency with Jumeirah International, Dubai, UAE, performing classical and popular music in the famous Burj al Arab, the Jumeirah Beach Hotel and the Emirates Towers.

In 2002 Sarah moved to Bangkok, Thailand to establish and teach in the Tamnak Prathom Harp Centre. There she wrote teaching material for the centre and gave recitals at the Siam Society, the Dusit Thani Hotel and the Tamnak Prathom Palace and performed with the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra.

Sarah has also performed all over Europe and in the USA and appeared on national television in the UK, Greece, the UAE and Thailand.  She has played at many prestigious UK venues including the Houses of Parliament; the Royal Opera House; The Royal Albert Hall; Covent Garden; Blenheim Palace; Cliveden; Waddesdon Manor; Le  Manoir aux Quat’Saisons; York Minster;  The Spires Belfast, The Sheldonian;  The Bodleian Library;  Wembley Arena; West Wycombe House (for HRH Princess Margaret) and Chequers (for Prime Minister John Major).

Now based in Thame, Oxfordshire, Sarah regularly gives solo and chamber music recitals, appears as a concerto soloist and performs with various orchestras. She also has a thriving teaching practice. Particularly fond of lighter repertoire, she recently spent a season playing aboard the Saga Pearl Cruise Ship. She has just completed 4 years as resident harpist at the Springs Hotel, Wallingford.

Quotes from past clients:

‘Your music is the calm in the storm that is life.’
Guest, The Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai

‘Harpo would have given it full Marx!’
The Bangkok Post

‘Your meaningful and moving harp recital in St Mary’s Church was beautiful.  You gave a lot of pleasure to many people.’
Mrs R. Wilson


Set List

  • Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
  • Bach/Gounod - Ave Maria
  • Debussy - Clair de Lune, First Arabesque, The Maid With The Flaxen Hair etc.
  • Delibes - The Flower Duet
  • Handel - The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  • Mascgani - Intermezzo
  • Pachelbel - Canon
  • Puccini - Oh My Beloved Father
  • Satie - Gymnopodies and Gnoisiennes
  • Strauss - Waltzes
  • Greensleaves
  • Scarborough Fair
  • JAZZ
  • But Not For Me
  • Embraceable You
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • Lullaby of Birdland
  • Satin Doll
  • Take 5
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow
  • Send In The Clowns
  • Moon River
  • My Favourite Things
  • A Time For Us
  • My Heart Will Go On
  • Sting / Eva Cassidy - Fields Of Gold
  • Richard Marx – Right Here Waiting
  • Beatles - Yesterday, Michelle, All You Need Is Love etc. etc.
  • Robbie Williams - Angels
  • Coldplay - Clocks
  • Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven
  • Enya - Shepherd Moons