Mary Berry in Santa Maria Maddalena dei Pazzi, Florence - 20 March, 1818

from Diary of Mary Berry, 20 March 1818, pages 156–157:

Went to the Church of Ste. Maria Madelena dei Pazzi, to hear the Passion sung; it lasted from noon till three o’clock, alternately singing and preaching. The music was tolerably fine, but the preaching detestable. Lenesino, an old singer, sang here, and at the Grand Duke’s Chapel, to which he belongs, having left the stage twenty years ago from religious scruples.

cite as

Mary Berry, Diary of Mary Berry, 20 March 1818. 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. 156–157. accessed: 17 April, 2024

location of experience: Santa Maria Maddalena dei Pazzi, Florence


Mary Berry
Author, literary hostess, Playwright

Listening to

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Passion music performed by Lenesino

Experience Information

Date/Time 20 March, 1818
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:53:20 +0000
Approved on Tue, 04 Dec 2018 10:43:23 +0000