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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
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Summerville, South Carolina
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Summerville, South Carolina
1 review
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 

Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

If you like all kind of music, classic, gospel, etc. this is the place to go. It was fantastic. It was at the Circular Congregational Church on Meeting St. If you are going, buy tickets in advance. We went without them and luckily were able to get in because it was sold out. We were on a waiting list with... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The program was very interesting and the music phenomenal. The evening that we were there, the music was all about Charleston. There were selections of favorites from the Colonial Period, the Civil War era, and several Gershwin favorites, including the most incredible piano performance of Rhapsody in Blue that I've ever heard.

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

Thanks for the positive review. Just to clarify, all performances of Sound of Charleston highlight the music of Charleston's history. Artists and selections vary from performance to performance, but every show includes gospel spirituals, music of Gershwin, music of the Civil War, as well as selections from the era of the St. Cecelia Society. More 

new jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

My wife and I live in Charleston but had never been. So when my wife's mother came to visit we went and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The artists are as good as you would hear in any city. They study in New York, Cleveland etc., and come back home to perform. There are a large number of performers on the... More 

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Address: 150 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC
Phone Number: (843) 270-4903
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > French Quarter

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