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Sound of Charleston

Address: 150 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC (French Quarter)
Phone Number: (843) 270-4903
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Ranked #49 of 207 Activities in Charleston
Type: Performances, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Experience the sounds that define Charleston's musical history...from gospel to Gershwin. Each...
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Type: Performances, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: 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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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We had three generations in our party and ALL enjoyed! Such talented people from the music,the history,humor,energy,venue...AMAZING! I would recommend to anyone and will . I will definitely go again!

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Bell Buckle, Tennessee
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We tried to see this show on a pervious visit and didn't make it. We are so glad we did this time. It was phenomenal. It was January so a small crowd, but the performers put their all into it and gave us a tremendous show. The church is also beautiful. I would highly recommend a visit if they are... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Good 90 minute survey of Southern music with a very enthusiastic host; selections ranged from Vivaldi to Gershwin with Civil War sentiment and soulful spirituals too.

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James Island, SC
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Just saw the Holiday Show for the Sound of Charleston and they really did it up! It is part history and real life drama experienced through the music of the times from the beginning of our country and continuing over the course of the various eras that followed. A very enjoyable time that helps you to truly experience the 300+... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I was looking for something special next to the end of year in Charleston. Good choice. A wonderful project, excellent music, nice story - very informative for visitors. Very cute place and a very homey atmosphere. Performers were exquisite, applauses were pretty heavy. It ended with some cookies and cider. A great evening in Charleston!

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Mason, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We enjoyed the show. The circular church is very unique. However the sound effect may not be great inside. My teenage daughter actually enjoyed and loved it.

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

Thanks for your feedback. The Circular Congregational Church is a beautiful and historic structure. In spite of its age, the acoustics are surprisingly good and we rarely receive complaints about sound. So glad your daughter enjoyed the show. More 

Silverdale, Washington
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I was expecting to hear something kind of boring. Was I wrong! It was a high energy performance spanning revolutionary to modern times. I would definitely do this again.

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Easton, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Expected the sounds of Christmas Holidays and it was the historic sounds. Could have been much better.

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

Thanks for your feedback. Our five holiday editions of The Sound of Charleston include several songs of the Christmas season that were heard within the context of Charleston's musical history. We never advertise it as a Christmas Show and always make it clear the show is the same as we perform throughout the year, but include some holiday selections. Sorry... More 

Valley Stream, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

its a wonderful program outlining the history of Charleston music. I would recommend it highly The Gullah part and the Rhapsody in Blue are excellent-the old historic is a little boring

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Kure Beach, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

75 minutes of music, history and entertainment at the lovely Circular Church. From the early Europeans, thru the Civil War and into modern times, Charleston can be known thru its music. Who knew Porgy & Bess was written in Charleston? Prepare to cry with the sax during the rendition of Summertime. DO NOT MISS THIS PERFORMANCE.

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