The valuable work of Bath Recitals has been acknowledged by The Right Worshipful The Mayor of Bath, Cllr Paul Crossley at a Civic Reception last week.
In his speech in his last official role as Mayor of Bath he recognised Bath Recital’s long-standing role in providing an important platform for young professional musicians from around the world.
Nearly 30 of our most valued friends and supporters attended the event which was held in the Mayor’s historic parlour – a treasure-house of 800 years of Bath’s history. The mayor’s officer, Anthony Martin explained that Cllr Paul Crossley was the 789th mayor of Bath in an unbroken succession which stretched back as far as 1230.
In thanking the Mayor for his long-standing support of Bath Recitals, Chairman David Gregory reminded those present of the origin of the organisation which dates back to 1981. Then in the form of the Bath Georgian Festival Society it gave an early platform to now-famous artists such as oboist Nick Daniels and pianist Julius Drake.