Henry Croswell et al. in The Mercer's Chapel, Cheapside, City of London - 1 December, 1878, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 137:

I got there ten minutes early for a wonder.

[…]

O[rgan]. – Fine, old and well played.

H[ymns]. – Advent hymns with "pretty tunes".

C[hoir]. – Fifteen youths and boys in side pews, unsurpliced. 

[The congregation numbered] 70 – The congregation were mostly young and not all well behaved.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 137. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547633816207 accessed: 15 July, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: The Mercer's Chapel, Cheapside, City of London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of the Mercer's Chapel Cheapside
Advent hymns performed by the choir and organist of the Mercer's Chapel Cheapside

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 December, 1878, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 15 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 Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:16:56 +0000
Approved on Thu, 02 Jul 2020 08:15:46 +0100