Henry Croswell et al. in St Cyprian's Church, Park Street, Dorset Square, Marylebone, London - 6 May, 1883, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 333:

O[rgan]. – Small, perfect - "in memoriam".

H[ymns]. – A Carol for Ascension and two others all finely sung - also a Processional.

C[hoir]. – Few but well trained, each one a sermon on good behaviour.

[The congregation numbered] 180 – The chairs are closely packed and all are worshippers.  There were many Sisters.  All the seats were free and the church was crowded.

[…]

M[iscellaneous]. – This is a perfect church, or, so I think.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 333. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1552577126641 accessed: 9 August, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Cyprian's Church, Park Street, Dorset Square, Marylebone, London

Listeners

Listening to

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an Ascension Day carol performed by the choir and organist of St Cyprian's Church Park Street, Dorset Square
Anglican church music and hymns performed by the choir and organist of St Cyprian's Church Park Street, Dorset Square

Experience Information

Date/Time 6 May, 1883, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 35 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 Mar 2019 15:25:27 +0000
Approved on Wed, 15 Jul 2020 09:35:30 +0100