Mary Berry in Genoa - 24 December, 1816, at night

from Diary of Mary Berry, 24 December 1816, page 115:

In the evening, the party made to go and hear mass at midnight assembled at our house. After tea, the gentlemen amused us by playing charades till near midnight, when we all set out to make the round of the churches. Mass at midnight is usually accompanied by music; in several churches this year (they know not why) there was none. We went first to the Church della Vigné. We could not make our way through the crowd near enough to hear a word the priest said who preached at the altar. From there they proposed to go as far as the Church of Carignano; the long walk to …   more >>

cite as

Mary Berry, Diary of Mary Berry, 24 December 1816. In Lady Theresa Lewis, Lady Theresa Lewis and Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry from the Year 1783 to 1852, volume 3 (London, 1865), p. 115. accessed: 17 April, 2024

location of experience: Genoa


Mary Berry
Author, literary hostess, Playwright

Listening to

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music at midnight mass

Experience Information

Date/Time 24 December, 1816, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:36:47 +0000
Approved on Sun, 02 Dec 2018 10:24:57 +0000