Bath Recitals Front Row members and guests attended a Civic Reception at Bath’s Guildhall at the invitation of The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Bath, Cllr Ian Gilchrist.
The Mayor has made music the theme of his year in office and was delighted to thank Bath Recitals for their role in the cultural life of the city.
The event took place in one of the city’s most prestigious venues, the Mayor’s Parlour which is a treasure-house of 800 years of Bath’s history. The two maces in a glass cabinet are still used at official occasions and are valued at over half a million pounds each.
Wearing the chain of office symbolising various emblems of status and authority and valued at over £100,000, Ian Gilchrist is the 790th Mayor of Bath – the first was in the year 1230. It is now a non-political role for a one year term of office.
Also in attendance was Tom Hammond Davies, Director of Oxford Bach Soloists who recently performed as part of the Baroque series with English Baroque and will be returning later in the year with Grand Baroque.