Henry Croswell et al. in St Mary's Church, Haggerston, East London - 28 November, 1875, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 46:

It was a long service.

[…]

O[rgan]. – Very fine and grandly played.

C[hoir]. – Twelve men and fourteen boys of whom nearly all had good voices.  The Anthem was "Comfort ye …"

[The congregation numbered] 700 – There were many "ladies" and lads.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 46. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1546966960963 accessed: 17 May, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Mary's Church, Haggerston, East London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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'Comfort ye'
written by George Frideric Handel?
performed by the choir and organist of St Mary's Church Haggerston
Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of St Mary's Church Haggerston

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 November, 1875, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 15 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 17:02:41 +0000
Approved on Sat, 27 Jun 2020 13:32:21 +0100