Mary Berry in St Peter's, Rome - 18 November, 1820

from Diary of Mary Berry, 18 November 1820, page 263:

Went to St. Peter’s to hear the music in the Capello del Choro, where eight cardinals were present. We saw their entrance in procession, very picturesque from the church. The music was fine—a double choir—and sung by the soprani of the Pope’s chapel. Later, we walked in the church; it was full of people, and decorated and lighted more than usual, on account of its being the fête of the consecration of the church. The effect of the light around the canopy; the…   more >>

cite as

Mary Berry, Diary of Mary Berry, 18 November 1820. 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. 263. accessed: 21 April, 2024

location of experience: St Peter's, Rome


Mary Berry
Author, literary hostess, Playwright

Listening to

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church music performed by the Pope's chapel choir

Experience Information

Date/Time 18 November, 1820
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 23 Nov 2018 10:17:58 +0000
Approved on Tue, 04 Dec 2018 11:16:01 +0000