Henry Croswell et al. in St Olave's Church, Hanbury Street, Mile End New Town, East End of London - 28 March, 1880, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 197:

O[rgan]. – Smally, nicely played by a lady.

H[ymns]. – Capital hymns and better tunes.

C[hoir]. – Four men and ten lads surpliced. 

[The congregation numbered] 200 – Being Easter evening there were probaly [sic] more than usual.  All the service was well done. 

[…]

There was  a Processional.  A choir boy announced to each person the hymn.

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cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 197. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1550143912877 accessed: 25 January, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Olave's Church, Hanbury Street, Mile End New Town, East End of London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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Anglican church music and hymns performed by the choir and organist of St Olave's Church Hanbury Street

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 March, 1880, 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 Thu, 14 Feb 2019 11:31:53 +0000
Approved on Mon, 06 Jul 2020 07:34:04 +0100