Henry Croswell et al. in St John's Church, Church Row, Hampstead, London - 31 August, 1884, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 402:

Sat in last seat so couldn't see.

[…]

O[rgan]. – Large, fine, very well placed.

H[ymns]. – An Hymnary, not a good collection.

C[hoir]. – Large, surpliced, fine voices.  Notice displayed "Choir-boys wanted".   

Anthem - Lovely - "O taste and see how gracious …"

[The congregation numbered] 1000 I should say nearly including charity girls.  There were many …   more >>

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 402. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1553165314735 accessed: 17 May, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St John's Church, Church Row, Hampstead, London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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'O taste and see how gracious' performed by the choir and organist of St John's Church Church Row
Anglican church music and hymns performed by the choir and organist of St John's Church Church Row

Experience Information

Date/Time 31 August, 1884, 07:00 PM
Duration 50 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, 21 Mar 2019 10:48:35 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:58:40 +0100