Celebrating heritage and the arts at Bath Abbey

The Mayor of Bath, Cllr Malcolm Lees, leading the civic procession at Bath Abbey.
The Mayor of Bath, Cllr Malcolm Lees, leading the civic procession at Bath Abbey.

The Mayor of Bath, Cllr Malcolm Lees, was amongst the assembled dignitaries attending the special Festal Evensong at Bath Abbey on Sunday ( May 18, 2014) for Bath International Music Festival and the city’s Charter Trustees.

A packed church heard some fine singing from the Abbey Choir and full marks to staff who had to deal with a woman in the congregation who was taken ill.

Paramedics also crept in during the choral music to make her comfortable and then take her out of the building.

I do hope she is feeling better today.

This year’s Festival has ‘sleep’ as one of its themes and this was ‘referenced’ with a performance of the anthem Sleep with words by Anthony Silvestri and music by Eric Whitacre. Congratulations to Bath Abbey Choir – and Director of Music Peter King – for their delivery of this.

Lessons were read by the Mayor of Bath and the Chief Executive of Bath Festivals, Belinda Kidd.