Henry Croswell et al. in St Jude's Church, South Kensington, London - 28 September, 1884, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 406:

Got there at 7.0

[…]

O[rgan]. – Large, fine, showy, well-played.

H[ymns]. – Bickers, a nice selection

C[hoir]. – Large, good, surpliced, perfect. 

[…]

[The congregation numbered] 700 This is wonderful for an evening. […]

S[ermon]. – Didn't stop.  We sat against wall in Gallery.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 406. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1553169415746 accessed: 16 May, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Jude's Church, South Kensington, 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 Jude's Church South Kensington
Hymns selected from the 'Hymnal Companion' performed by the choir and organist of St Jude's Church South Kensington

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 September, 1884, 07:00 PM
Duration 45 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. ‘Bickers’ refers to ‘The Hymnal Companion to the Book of Common Prayer’ (1870, rev. 1877; and in a revised edition with tunes, 1890) compiled by Edward Henry Bickersteth (1825–1906).


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:56:56 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:48:19 +0100