Henry Croswell et al. in St Michael and All Angels' Church, South Hackney, London - 15 April, 1877, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 102:

The Prayers took one hour!

[…]

O[rgan]. –Middling, but too slowly played.

C[hoir]. –Ten men and twelve boys, a model choir of the middle class. 

[The congregation numbered] 500 – Second class young people made up the congregation.

[…]

M[iscellaneous]. – I should call it High Low Church, musical and Anglican.

 

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 102. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547203609077 accessed: 25 January, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Michael and All Angels' Church, South Hackney, London

Listeners

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Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of St Michael and All Angels' Church Hackney

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 April, 1877, 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 Fri, 11 Jan 2019 10:46:49 +0000
Approved on Mon, 29 Jun 2020 12:04:00 +0100