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Sound of Charleston

150 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2218
+1 843-270-4903
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The Sound of Charleston

What an enjoyable experience. It is a must see. Tonight was a little History of Charleston mixed... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2017
Kammi F
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Summerville, South Carolina
via mobile
Delightful

We attended this weekly musical event at the Circular Congregational Church on a whim during our... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
mossboston
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Boston, Massachusetts
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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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LOCATION
150 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2218
French Quarter
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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

What an enjoyable experience. It is a must see. Tonight was a little History of Charleston mixed with the music of the time periods. I loved how Reverend Carl included the audience. Most enjoyable. Would 100 percent recommend this.

Thank Kammi F
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

We attended this weekly musical event at the Circular Congregational Church on a whim during our recent trip to Charleston. Tickets are available at the Charleston Visitor's Center who told us that they sell most of the tickets for the event. We bought them the...More

Thank mossboston
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Learning about the history of Charleston through the lens of music at the Circular Congregational Church was a good way to start our vacation in this beautiful city. Background information was narrated to provide the backdrop for the different types of music that was presented....More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

I was awestruck and inspired by all of the gifted artists and was moved to tears. An hour and a half emotionally charged performance that highlighted early Charleston music and then moved to the Civil War era, Gospel music and the George Gershwin era. Also...More

Thank DebRM
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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We saw them at the Circular Church and it was beautiful music that tells a story of the history of Charleston (an even America's history). The Gershwin piano duet was amazing. I also loved the slavery songs sung. The only thing was that trip advisor...More

Thank valliam13
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

to Charleston's musical heritage. The regret is that there is only 75 minutes which is not a lot of song/tune time especially when a noticeable portion is taken up with the various narrations and introductions. Don't get me wrong, putting the pieces into historical context...More

Thank PipPaul W
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

If you are fortunate enough to be in Charleston when there is a performance scheduled for the Sound of Charleston, do not miss this. I went on a whim, and it was one of the best things I did during my visit earlier this month...More

Thank tour100
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

The highlight of our visit. A trip through time with professional musicians as they present music ranging from the St. Cecilia Society to Gershwin. All in the beautiful historic Circular Church. Get there early and stroll through the graveyard datine back to the early 1700s.

Thank Eagle70VirginiaBeach
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

If you like music and history combined this is a must see!!! I expected mostly music but the history blended with music was most delightful! The singers and musicians were AMAZING!!!!! I sing and play piano, but anyone Would enjoy this 75 minute performance .......More

2  Thank Dorene D
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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

This will be one of your more memorable stops in Charleston. The music selections span the entire history of the town, are wonderfully presented, with great enthusiasm. A don't miss event.

2  Thank MikeinRaleigh
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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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