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Sound of Charleston

150 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2218
+1 843-270-4903
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Nice way to end your visit to Charleston

Wonderful mix of Southern music and story lines from pre Civil War, Civil War, gospel and modern... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
pres2n
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California
Great evening!

The Sound of Charleston was a highlight of my visit to Charleston. I especially enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Travel4FunYo
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Houston, Texas
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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. Frommers Travel Guide says, "the best night out in Charleston...a must see performance. Visit our website or call the box office for concert dates and ticket information.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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150 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2218
French Quarter
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful mix of Southern music and story lines from pre Civil War, Civil War, gospel and modern jazz period ending with a tearful Amazing Grace. A real treat in a beautiful old historic church.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sound of Charleston was a highlight of my visit to Charleston. I especially enjoyed the spirituals and jazz performance. We were fortunate to have the mayor of Charleston performing as the jazz pianist - he was outstanding. This event is well worth your time....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This after noon we are going to a concert and experience the sounds that define Charleston. It is a unique southern charm — jazz, gospel, Gershwin, Gullah, spirituals, Civil War songs — all coming to life in historic Circular Congregational Church. For over three centuries,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was truly a highlight of our trip to Charleston. The church itself is just beautiful, as well as the grounds and the cemetery. But the music......wow! Bill, the host, is a master storyteller. His enthusiasm is contagious. The flute player was magical. The pianists,...More

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Reviewed April 22, 2018

We first read about the Sound of Charleston in the Visitors' Guide and after reading reviews on Trip Advisor decided to buy tickets. We really enjoyed all the performers, especially the Bright family. The piano duet of Rhapsody in Blue was amazing! Kudos to all...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

well rehearsed, professional presentation of some of the best musicians in town for their respective genres. the sound was fantastic in this round structure. especially the gospel as they did not even use amps. the host speaks loud and clear without a mic, like a...More

Thank R P
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Reviewed March 31, 2018

This show was a major highlight of my first visit to Charleston---spellbinding storytelling, magical musicianship, gospel voices that reached to heaven; a wonderful show in a beautiful church. I would give it six stars if I could.

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Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I greatly enjoyed this production. We loved the history and the music. The only criticism I would make is the venue. While the circular church provides a great historical venue, the acoustics aren't great and my back doesn't find pews very comfortable....More

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Reviewed March 15, 2018

Wasn’t all that anxious to walk the 15 minutes from our hotel to get to this venue. Sooo glad we did! What a wonderful performance by all involved. Our host, William Schlitt was wonderful, the piano pieces extraordinary and singing divine. We were not only...More

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Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

This is really a must for your visit to Charleston. Great stories, songs and piano music. The evening included classical, historical, spiritual, and topped off with Rhapsody in Blue. The talent of the musicians was exceptional.

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We like the Mills house . It may be a bit pricey, but the atmosphere is nice and we usually get a salad and burger. Check out Gaulart &Maliclet a little french place a few blocks. There are so many restaurants you can't go... More
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I apologize and will fix that situation. Please call me at 843.270.4903 anytime. Bill
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