Henry Croswell et al. in St Leonard's Church, Shoreditch, East End of London - 26 December, 1875, 06:30 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 51:
The day is commonly called "Boxing Day".
O[rgan]. – Old, well-played but in the West Gallery.
C[hoir]. – Four men and six boys. There were Processionals.
[The congregation numbered] 300 – I saw very many grand young ladies.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 51. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547027659981 accessed: 25 January, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Anglican church music||performed by the choir and organist of St Leonard's Church Shoreditch|
|Date/Time||26 December, 1875, 06:30 PM|
|Duration||1 hours 30 minutes|
|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.