noun (plural chapels royal)
- 1A chapel in a royal palace.More example sentences
- With Matilda and Henry we see, for the first time in English court life, that exalted, stylish - and indeed expensive - medieval court devotion of theological conversation, chapels royal, composers, musicians and sumptuous charity.
- Before dinner, we all sat down in the castle's chapel royal.
- In a chapter on the architecture of chapels royal the book adds significantly to our understanding of the mechanisms of access to the monarch in the early Stuart court.
- 1.1 (the Chapel Royal) The body of clergy, singers, and musicians employed by the English monarch for religious services, now based at St James’s Palace, London.More example sentences
- He also provided support in other ways, allowing Royal Musicians, members of the Twenty-four Violins, to play at the theatres and singers from the Chapel Royal to perform.
- He moved to Britain in 1710 and became a British subject in 1726 enabling him to be appointed a composer of the Chapel Royal.
- A revised version of Esther was given in London in 1732, not, as originally intended, by the children of the Chapel Royal, but in concert performance, with professional adult singers.