Mary Berry et al. in Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato, Genoa - 23 March, 1817, in the morning

from Diary of Mary Berry, 23 March 1817, page 119:

In the morning went to the Church of Annunciata, where the King and Royal Family attended Mass. There was nothing extraordinary prepared for them. There were chairs and cushions before the altar. The Guards’ band played, but it was operatic music instead of sacred music. There was not a single lady of distinction present, though usually there are many at this church.

cite as

Mary Berry, Diary of Mary Berry, 23 March 1817. 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. 119. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1542287340817 accessed: 20 October, 2021

location of experience: Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato, Genoa

Listeners

Mary Berry
Author, literary hostess, Playwright
1763-1852
King of Sardinia
Monarch
1759-1824

Listening to

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operatic music played in church performed by the Guards' band

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 March, 1817, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:09:02 +0000
Approved on Sun, 02 Dec 2018 10:28:11 +0000