Attended and funded by some of the city's most elite residents, First Presbyterian Church valued an orderly and respectable worship service. This is seen in the excerpts here from the church's informal choir journals. Every Sunday members of the choir recorded not only what songs they sang, but also their impression of the performance. In these pages members not only praised each other for singing very well, but also chided and disciplined those whose perfmance was "rocky."

Drawing of First Presbyterian Church Chicago Choir
First Presbyterian Church Chicago Choir Journal 1
First Presbyterian Church Chicago Choir Journal 2
First Presbyterian Church Chicago Choir Journal 3

Choir Journals of First Prebyterian Church, mss., First Presbyterian Church (Chicago, Ill.), book 2: 28-29, 159-160, and 206.

Historical Address: 
Indiana Ave. and 21st St., Chicago
Contemporary Address: 

2100 S Indiana Ave., Chicago, IL 60616

Citation Information

Choir Journals of First Prebyterian Church, mss., First Presbyterian Church (Chicago, Ill.), book 2: 28-29, 159-160, and 206.

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