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Sound of Charleston

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Address: 150 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC
Phone Number: (843) 270-4903
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Description: Experience the sounds that define Charleston's musical history...from...
Experience the sounds that define Charleston's musical history...from gospel to Gershwin. Each weekly live concert features music of the Civil War; light classics of the venerable St. Cecelia Society; the music of George Gershwin, who wrote "Porgy & Bess" during a summer in Charleston; gospel spirituals sung by slaves as they passed through the port of Charleston; and "Amazing Grace", the words of which were inspired in the composer, John Newton, while he worshipped in our host venue, Circular Congregational Church. Visit our website or call the box office for concert dates and ticket information.
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Fantastic experience

The wife, the daughter and I had a great time at this local concert. We were treated to amazing music and a couple of historical tales form extraordinary talented artist. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Columbia, SC
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Columbia, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The wife, the daughter and I had a great time at this local concert. We were treated to amazing music and a couple of historical tales form extraordinary talented artist. The cost for this unique 75 minute event is cheap, especially compared to other activities in the holy city. Since the sounds of music changes with each show we will... More 

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Everett, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I expected very good but got something beyond excellent instead! The Chicago philharmonic has been my favorite till tonight when they now have a rival! The Sounds of Charleston should be on everyone's evening list of things to experience while visiting or living in Charleston. Music from Gospel to Gershwin, however you will also enjoy a piece by Mozart and... More 

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San Angelo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I love hearing live music so thought I would go to have a simple local experience. I was, and am, still astounded by the entire show. Having been to many concerts world wide, it was a privilege to have stumbled upon this treasure. Bill Schitt did an outstanding job taking the audience through the musical history found right here in... More 

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Summerville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We all loved it! My 13 year old son and 11 year old daughter fell in love with the idea of learning about history through music. It was a magical evening and we are still talking about it. Charleston is a city that is rich in musical history as well as talented artists. This show is such a treasure. What... More 

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Amherst, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

For an educational, musical and uplifting experience you must see Sound of Charleston. The setting is historic, and the talent, unbelievable. For a delightful evening, attend the performance and then have dinner at one of Charleston's famous restaurants, many within walking distance of the church. A trulyunique southern experience!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

In depth and wide-ranging presentation of music significant to Charleston, down through its history. Well done!

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Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Call to order tickets, no reserved seats, the music and the presentation is a history lesson of Charleston and it's music history. The Circular Congregational Church is a unusual structure, has a long history of service. Concert held once a week

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We searched for music in Charleston in anticipation of our trip and came across this weekly event. It was wonderful - it covered numerous genres and each one told a story of the history of the city. Several of the artists were outstanding - a special treat was the pianist who played Rhapsody in Blue. He could have played all... More 

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Duluth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

What an exciting find! Just happened on this event while we were visiting the city. Very entertaining! Each musical act was exceptional and the m.c. was lively and entertaining. The venue was perfect with a small audience. My only complaint was that the pews were very hard - bring a cushion. All of our group enjoyed the performance.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Having lived in the south most of my life and traveled throughout the world. I expected more from this experience. It for me was okay at best. Not something I would go out of my way to do again.

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buddyandbill, Owner at Sound of Charleston, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. While your opinion of the show is counter to 95 percent of the reviews we receive, we love to get feedback on our show. Unfortunately, without specifics as to why you state that it is "just okay", there is littlle information we can use to improve. More 

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