Henry Croswell et al. in St Luke's Church, Old Street, Islington, London - 6 August, 1876, 06:30 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 81:

O[rgan]. – Built in 1733 and frequently "restored".

C[hoir]. – Schoolboys but there is fair congregational singing. through classes.

[The congregation numbered] 500 – This congregation is wonderfully good considering the locality and time of the year.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 81. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547125761946 accessed: 18 May, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Luke's Church, Old Street, Islington, London


Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher

Listening to

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Anglican church music performed by the choir organist and congregation of St Luke's Church, Old Street

Experience Information

Date/Time 6 August, 1876, 06:30 PM
Duration 1 hours 20 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. Since 2003, the church of St Luke's, Old Street has been run as a music and educational outreach centre by the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO St. Luke's).

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 10 Jan 2019 13:09:22 +0000
Approved on Mon, 29 Jun 2020 10:40:41 +0100