Lady Harriet Tancred et al. in Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, London - 7 April, 1811, in the morning

from Diary of Mary Berry, 7 April 1811, pages 471–472:

In the morning I went to the Chapel Royal with Lady Tancred. After having been driven from post to pillar for places, we got two seats in the aisle, close by the singing boys, and heard the Bishop of London read the Communion Service very unimpressively, and the Archbishop of York preached a very gentlemanlike, sensible sermon, but one to which it was quite impossible to pin one’s attention, for want of something to warm and interest one. The music excellent, though I think some part of the service better set in the York Cathedral. The Chapel Royal shamefully small …   more >>

cite as

Mary Berry, Diary of Mary Berry, 7 April 1811. In Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry from the Year 1783 to 1852, volume 2 (London, 1865), p. 471–472. accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, London


Mary Berry
Author, literary hostess, Playwright

Listening to

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music at a Communion Service performed by Choir of the Chapel Royal

Experience Information

Date/Time 7 April, 1811, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 13 Nov 2018 10:28:15 +0000
Approved on Sun, 02 Dec 2018 09:05:54 +0000