Henry Croswell et al. in St Andrew Undershaft Church, City of London - 17 December, 1876, 06:30 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 98:

O[rgan]. – Good, old, renovated and large played powerfully by a lady!

C[hoir]. – Fourteen boys, twelve men who sung solos.  There was a fine Anthem "Who is this that cometh from Bozrah …"

[The congregation numbered] 150 – They were mostly women.  Would they be house-keepers, I wonder?

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 98. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547139567588 accessed: 19 October, 2021 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Andrew Undershaft Church, City of London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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Anglican church music including an anthem performed by Elizabeth Stirling, the choir of St Andrew Undershaft
'Who is this that cometh from Bozrah' performed by Elizabeth Stirling, the choir of St Andrew Undershaft

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 December, 1876, 06:30 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. Elizabeth Stirling (1819–95) was organist at St Andrew's Undershaft from 1858 until 1880.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 10 Jan 2019 16:59:27 +0000
Approved on Mon, 29 Jun 2020 11:52:52 +0100