Henry Croswell et al. in St Matthias' Church, Stoke Newington, London - 31 October, 1875, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 42:

This was All Saints' Eve.

[…]

O[rgan]. – Good with a monk organist!

C[hoir]. – Twelve men and twelve boys.  The men had fine voices and sang parts.  Of the boys one solo voice was good but the rest were weak.  The Anthem was "Worthy is the Lamb …"

[The congregation numbered] 800 – There were as many men as women!

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 42. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1546964952628 accessed: 20 October, 2021 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Matthias' Church, Stoke Newington, London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of St Matthias' Church Stoke Newington
'Worthy is the Lamb'
written by George Frideric Handel?
performed by the choir and organist of St Matthias' Church Stoke Newington

Experience Information

Date/Time 31 October, 1875, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 45 minutes
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

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 16:29:13 +0000
Approved on Sat, 27 Jun 2020 13:01:17 +0100