Henry Croswell et al. in Christ Church, Endell Street, London - 14 May, 1876, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 71:

The service took one hour and the Sermon fifteen minutes.

[…]

O[rgan]. – Small and badly played.

C[hoir]. – Five boys and three young men who sung gregorians.  They were nearly all out of sight.

[The congregation numbered] 70 – There were many poor and old Infirmary women

[…]

The church is dull, dreary and dirty.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 71. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547120073266 accessed: 14 July, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: Christ Church, Endell Street, London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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Anglican church music including Gregorian chant performed by the choir and organist of Christ Church Endell Street

Experience Information

Date/Time 14 May, 1876, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 20 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 Thu, 10 Jan 2019 11:34:33 +0000
Approved on Mon, 29 Jun 2020 10:02:56 +0100