Henry Croswell et al. in Christ Church, Hoxton, East London - between 19 March, 1876, 06:30 PM and 5 October, 1879

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 63:

O[rgan]. – Poor, in the West Gallery.  The choir and organ disagree!

C[hoir]. – Ten boys and four men unsurpliced.  We had the 51st Psalm.

[The congregation numbered] 60 – Half of these were the confirmed in the centre free seats.  They had been specially confirmed that day.

[…]

REVISITED 5/10/79.  I found an improved choir and surpliced.  [...]  There were gregorians and a High Church service.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 63. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547037980976 accessed: 8 August, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: Christ Church, Hoxton, East London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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Anglican church music performed by choir and organist of Christ Church Hoxton
Gregorian chant performed by choir of Christ Church Hoxton
Setting of Psalm 51 performed by Choir and organist of Christ Church Hoxton

Experience Information

Date/Time between 19 March, 1876, 06:30 PM and 5 October, 1879
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 Wed, 09 Jan 2019 12:46:21 +0000
Approved on Sat, 27 Jun 2020 14:08:09 +0100