Henry Croswell et al. in St Paul's Cathedral, London - 16 January, 1876, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 55:

I got there at 6.30 to secure a place.


O[rgan]. – Powerful and well played.  The hymns were given out.

C[hoir]. – Twenty boys and eighty men (surpliced).

[The congregation numbered] 7000 – I could only guess at the numbers.  There were more men than women.


M[iscellaneous]. – This was a special Sunday Evening Service under the Dome, the Choir being voluntary.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 55. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547033299124 accessed: 25 May, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Paul's Cathedral, London


Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher

Listening to

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Anglican church music performed by a voluntary choir at St Paul's Cathedral, the organist of St Paul's Cathedral

Experience Information

Date/Time 16 January, 1876, 07:00 PM
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 Wed, 09 Jan 2019 11:28:19 +0000
Approved on Sat, 27 Jun 2020 13:47:17 +0100