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Sound of Charleston

150 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC (French Quarter)
(843) 270-4903
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Ranked #9 of 106 Attractions in Charleston
Type: Performances
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;... more » 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. « less
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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is a must see for any one visiting Charleston. From just being inside the Circular Church and then brought forward in history with the story and music being performed by outstanding musicians', will touch your heart. Courtney & Linda Miller

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I just returned from a 4 day stay in Charleston and had a wonderful time. Being a musician, I was looking forward to the concert at the Round Church entitled "Sounds of Charleston". I was not disappointed. From classical to folk and to Gershwin and slave work songs, I loved the music! Fun and educational. It will be a delightful... More

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was absolutely the highlight of our recent trip to Charleston with Joy Fellowship from First Baptist Church, Simpsonville, SC. We would highly recommend this unique concert held in the beautiful Circular Congregational Church on Meeting Street. Very enjoyable! Judy & Jimmy G

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My wife and I travel a lot, by ourselves or with our church group of 50 plus people. We go to a great number of places and try to search out the best performances, show, etc. in a given area. We have just returned from a four day trip to Charleston, South Carolina. We had the pleasure of attending a... More

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is a must see. I have just spent a mini vacation in Charleston and had the opportunity to see and hear Sounds of Charleston. It was the highlight of my trip and worth the trip to Charleston if I had not done anything else. The performers were professional and I cannot say enough good things about The Sound of... More

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This was a highlight of our trip to Charleston, South Carolina. The performers were very talented. I couldn't decide which part of the program I enjoyed the most because the complete program and performers were outstanding. Definitely a must if you go to Charleston.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is my favorite destination when I visit Charleston. The walkway around the sound can't be missed, put on your walking shoes and walk through history. There are lots of restaurants, benches, to view the sound form every angle and a pier with swings to linger just a bit and take photos/admire the fact that you are in Charleston. This... More

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York, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Reserved tickets online before our recent trip and it was a great way to end our week in Charleston and its environs! The talent was phenomenal - I laughed, I cried, I sang & clapped along! The church is a lovely venue and air conditioned! I recommend highly for all who want a bit of a different take on the... More

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Pembroke, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We attended the July 26, 2014 performance and the music and performers were outstanding!!! A bit of history AND excellent music will take you to another time. The Bright family was sensational! There was a wide variety of music for everyone. Well worth the time. You can take a walk around Charleston's oldest graveyard which dates from 1896 before the... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This 75 minute performance takes one through a historical approach to music associated with the Charleston region. The enthusiasm of the MC William Schlitt is a bit naff but the overall talent of the musicians and singers makes the event worthwhile. Of particular note are the amazing voices of the gospel singers-The Bright family. The church itself is lovely and... More

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