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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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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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Entertaining, joyful and informative musical introduction to Charleston

This was one of our most memorable events in Charleston. We left the Circular Congregational Church with a spring in our step after hearing many wonderful musical selections--some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Waterloo, Canada
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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of our most memorable events in Charleston. We left the Circular Congregational Church with a spring in our step after hearing many wonderful musical selections--some that were fun, some with which we could sing along, some that were educational and some that were astounding to listen to! This definitely needs to be on your "must do" list... More 

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

We could have easily missed this top-rate musical revue that chronicles the musical history of Charleston and the south in a concise 75 minute professional way. The MC was engaging and interesting and the musicians were extremely talented and genuine in their personal renditions of period tunes. My husband and I both loved it and were so glad we chose... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

The Sound of Charleston was one of the highlights for me and my sisters on the Brotherly Love tour (Myrtle Beach, Charleston and Savannah). We loved experiencing the sounds that help define Charleston and the South in an historic setting. The concert (From Gospel to Gershwin) got better and better with every song and new performer, climaxing in Ann Caldwell's... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

If you have not been to hear the " SOUND OF CHARLESTON" you have N O T been to Charleston. Fantastic !

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

Thanks for your wonderful review. The score of one star, however, is the lowest rating so I am wondering if you mis-read the scoring scale. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

I believe this is the place musicians come together and jam. Enjoyed both day and night. Lots of people gather to enjoy. April 2013-not Nov. 2014

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Odenton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Great music - all attending enjoyed the show. There was a nice assortment of styles and themes. Many in the audience said they were repeat visitors and promised to be back. Great show!

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Zeeland, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We are so glad we were able to attend the Sound of Charleston concert. Combining music and history was an excellent unique method of telling the story of Charleston.

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Sunset Beach, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Wonderful musicians and gospel singers. There was a narration regarding the history of Charleston as it related to the selection of music played. The gospel singers were special. Going to the concert was an evening well spent. The location of the concert in one of the historic churches was special also.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Wonderful experience!!! Don't miss it, it's entertaining and a great history lesson too. Don't cheat yourself. Pat

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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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