Henry Croswell et al. in St Bartholomew's Church, Islington, London - 23 January, 1876, 06:30 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 56:

O[rgan]. – Well played in a flourishing style.

C[hoir]. – Young ladies - a Cathedral service.

[The congregation numbered] 350 – The congregation was middle-class and there were few in the free seats.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 56. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547033638258 accessed: 15 July, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Bartholomew's Church, Islington, 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 Bartholomew's Church Islington

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 January, 1876, 06:30 PM
Duration 1 hours 45 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 11:33:58 +0000
Approved on Sat, 27 Jun 2020 13:50:20 +0100