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Sound of Charleston

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150 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2218
+1 843-270-4903
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Musical history of music in Charleston

We were in Charleston a month ago. & happened to pass a sign advertising this program. I said we... read more

Reviewed December 6, 2013
Marbleh
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A 'Just passing' Moment'

As a British tourist on a fleeting visit to the engaging city of Charleston, I was trying to get as... read more

Reviewed December 3, 2013
Ian G
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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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  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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150 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2218
French Quarter
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Reviewed December 6, 2013 via mobile

We were in Charleston a month ago. & happened to pass a sign advertising this program. I said we must come back This was a wonderful Chrismas gift for me from my husband, We live in Hilton Head & we did!!! We both thoroughly enjoyed...More

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Reviewed December 3, 2013

As a British tourist on a fleeting visit to the engaging city of Charleston, I was trying to get as much of a flavour of the place as I could in a limited time. As most tourists do I suppose, I wandered past the Four...More

Thank Ian G
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Reviewed December 1, 2013

The event is held in a beautiful historical church that is constructed in a circle. So there were no bad seats. I expected this event to be a musical program with choirs from different local churches and maybe the colleges in the area, but we...More

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Reviewed November 24, 2013

We went with friends for an evening of entertainment not knowing what to expect. The audience is seated in the pews of this circular church creating a more intimate environment than is common for most venues. Our host for the evening and co-artistic director of...More

Thank Dakrist
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Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the whole program. The performers were fabulous and so enthusiastic. The audience had such a great time. We have a home in Isle of Palm and now we know where to take all of our guests when they come to visit. P

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Reviewed November 18, 2013

After several trips to Charleston, we were finally able to schedule a Friday night to experience the Sound of Charleston. The concert is held in the beautiful Circular Church. The semi circular pew placement allows the audience to be very close to performers, enhancing the...More

Thank Melanie E
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

The concert is both an entertaining activity and a learning experience. It has great talent, historic venue, and reasonable ticket prices. The musicians' enthusiasm, knowledge, and dedication are impressive. Highly recommend this activity.

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Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

Engaging... From the moment your musical journey begins, you are captivated by the sounds, stories, anecdotes, and quotes that enlace the entire experience... My fiddle and banjo off to Mr. Savoy for his musical mastery and for keeping folk music and its instruments alive and...More

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Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

Went here on our first night in Charleston. Looked interesting. Well it was great. In a beautiful old church and the performers were great. There was a wonderful soprano (I don't follow opera) and she had an incredible voice. There were people of all ages...More

Thank Lesley S
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

My husband and I are first time visitors to Charleston. In searching for evening activities, we came upon this. Charleston history explained so enthusiastically by Bill, co-director, as it influenced music. Very talented group of singers and musicians who performed classical, gospel, jazz, etc. Music/songs...More

Thank Beverly T
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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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