Henry Croswell et al. in Christ Church, Newgate Street, City of London - 18 June, 1876, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 76:

O[rgan]. – Grand, fine, old, powerful.

C[hoir]. – Eight ladies, six men and two boys!

[The congregation numbered] 50! – There are seats for 1,000 Blue-coat boys!

[…]

M[iscellaneous]. – There is nothing whatever to attract.  [...]  There is no Life.  A few came in after the service to hear the  organ!

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 76. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547122677202 accessed: 22 June, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: Christ Church, Newgate Street, City of London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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organ music performed by organist of Christ Church Newgate Street
Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of Christ Church Newgate Street

Experience Information

Date/Time 18 June, 1876, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 40 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 12:17:57 +0000
Approved on Mon, 29 Jun 2020 10:22:31 +0100