Henry Croswell et al. in St Michael's Church, Cornhill, City of London - 9 February, 1879, 06:45 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 144:

(the celebrated show City Church)

[…] I got there at 6.20!!


O[rgan]. – The organ had a wonderful electric action; one side played the other.

C[hoir]. – Paid with good voices singing solos.  They were vested in trowsers [sic], frock coats etc. 

[The congregation numbered] 500 – The congregation were grandly …   more >>

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 144. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547650892505 accessed: 16 April, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Michael's Church, Cornhill, City of London


Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher

Listening to

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Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of St Michael's Church Cornhill

Experience Information

Date/Time 9 February, 1879, 06:45 PM
Duration 1 hours 30 minutes
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


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 Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:01:33 +0000
Approved on Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:27:07 +0100