Peter Hawker in Monastery of Jeronimos, Lisbon - 24 December, 1808, at night

from Journal entry, 24 December 1808, page 5:

This being Christmas eve, I went at midnight to visit the convent of St. Jeronimo. Although no advocate for the pomp and ostentation of popish ceremonials, the service was performed with so much solemnity that it was impossible entirely to withhold admiration. The organ was peculiarly fine, and in very good hands: the friar who played it evinced the greatest skill in his performance of the anthems.

cite as

[Peter Hawker], Journal entry, 24 December 1808. In Journal of a Regimental Officer During the Recent Campaign in Portugal and Spain Under Lord Viscount Wellington (London, 1810), p. 5. accessed: 25 February, 2024

location of experience: Monastery of Jeronimos, Lisbon


Peter Hawker
Amateur Musician, Army officer, Sportsman, Writer

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Church anthems performed by A friar

Experience Information

Date/Time 24 December, 1808, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 10 Aug 2018 09:37:20 +0100
Approved on Tue, 21 Aug 2018 15:06:06 +0100