Henry Croswell et al. in St James' Church, Hampstead Road, Camden, London - 28 May, 1876, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 73:

O[rgan]. – Good.  It has recently been moved to the East end.

C[hoir]. – Fifteen boys and twelve men who sung an Anthem.  It was fine singing - the Hallelujah Chorus.

[The congregation numbered] 140

[…]

M[iscellaneous]. – It is a dirty old church, else why is it not full?!  It is a fine cathedral service etc.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 73. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547121425231 accessed: 17 August, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St James' Church, Hampstead Road, Camden, London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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Hallelujah Chorus
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by the choir and organist of St James' Church Hampstead Road
Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of St James' Church Hampstead Road

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 May, 1876, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 30 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 11:57:05 +0000
Approved on Mon, 29 Jun 2020 10:10:34 +0100