Henry Croswell et al. in St Alban's Church, Holborn, London - 6 April, 1873, 11:00 AM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 11:

O[rgan]. – Well played.

C[hoir]. –  A full choir with very ornate ritual.

[The congregation numbered] 800 – It was crowded.  This day was Palm Sunday.


M[iscellaneous]. – There were more men than women! and chronic excitement!

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 11. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1546946676561 accessed: 15 April, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Alban's Church, Holborn, London


Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher

Listening to

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Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of St Alban's church Holborn

Experience Information

Date/Time 6 April, 1873, 11:00 AM
Duration 1 hours 30 minutes
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Henry Croswell (1840–93) kept a record of his visits to churches in London over a period of more than twelve years (1872–85). He made methodical notes about the number of clergy, the churchmanship, the congregation, the sermon and the church architecture, as well as commenting on the music that he heard (the organ, the hymns and the choir). The above listening experience has been extracted from one of these records.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 08 Jan 2019 11:24:37 +0000
Approved on Sat, 27 Jun 2020 12:02:15 +0100