Hot on the heels of the latest ‘Strictly’ series on BBC One, the Orchestra will take the audience through a packed programme and classical and popular favourites which have delighted dance fans over the centuries.

From Handel’s ‘Hornpipe’ and the ‘Champagne Polka’ by Strauss to Offenbach’s ‘Can-Can’ and Piazzolla’s ‘Libertango’, Sinfonia Viva, led by Principal Guest Conductor Nicholas Kok, will be joined for showcase numbers by multi award-winning soprano Aoife Miskelly who has most recently been resident soloist at Cologne Opera House.

With the popular 6pm start and 8.15pm finish, there is plenty of time for the audience to continue their glitzy New Year celebrations in style after the concert has finished.

Nicholas Kok, who introduces each piece to the audience, said: “The New Year’s Eve Gala Concert at the Royal Concert Hall has been a mainstay for more than 20 years and I am very much looking forward to returning this December.

“Strictly will have re-ignited the public’s love of dance again this year so a programme inspired by some of the greatest dance tunes is the perfect way to hold onto the glitz and glamour for just a little longer.

“We hope that the concert will put a spring in everyone’s step to then bid farewell to 2019 and welcome in the New Year.”