Henry Croswell et al. in St John's Chapel, Hampstead, London - the 1880's, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 403:

O[rgan]. – Nicely played by fat man.  Voluntary, Harrington, "Rest in the Lord".

H[ymns]. – Bickers - a strange hymn sung.

C[hoir]. – Twenty strong females in West Gallery.  Two young men ditto.

[The congregation numbered] 400 – This is good for a Sunday evening at Hampstead and consisted mostly of young females who all came in grinning!

[…]

S[ermon]. – Didn't stop.  Came …   more >>

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 403. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1553167014972 accessed: 25 October, 2021 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St John's Chapel, Hampstead, 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 St John's Chapel Hampstead
organ voluntary on 'Rest in the Lord'
written by Harrington
performed by the organist of St John's Chapel Hampstead
Hymns selected from the 'Hymnal Companion' performed by the choir and organist of St John's Chapel Hampstead

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1880's, 07:00 PM
Duration 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. The record is undated. Its position within the whole places it as 7 September 1884. ‘The Hymnal Companion to the Book of Common Prayer’, edited by Edward H. Bickersteth, was published in a words-only edition (1870, rev. 1877), and in a revised edition with tunes (1890).


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:16:55 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:56:14 +0100