Mary Berry in Sistine Chapel, Rome - between 7 April, 1784 and 9 April, 1784, 12:00 AM

from Diary of Mary Berry, 7th, 8th and 9th April 1784, pages 105–108:

Wednesday, 7th. […] In the evening, to the King of Sweden’s box in the Sistine Chapel, to hear the ‘Miserere.’ There is a long service chauntecl before it begins. Charming as it is, it did not perhaps quite answer my expectations; because when one sets one’s imagination to work, one can always surpass anything that really exists. The scene around, too, is not imposing; it is small, and crowded with people, who are many of them moving about and making a noise.

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Mary Berry, Diary of Mary Berry, 7th, 8th and 9th April 1784. In Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry from the Year 1783 to 1852, volume 1 (London, 1865), p. 105–108. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1541508817290 accessed: 28 January, 2023

location of experience: Sistine Chapel, Rome

Listeners

Mary Berry
Author, literary hostess, Playwright
1763-1852

Listening to

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Miserere
written by [Allegri?]
performed by Sistine Chapel Choir

Experience Information

Date/Time between 7 April, 1784 and 9 April, 1784, 12:00 AM
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 06 Nov 2018 12:53:38 +0000
Approved on Sat, 01 Dec 2018 11:36:40 +0000