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Sound of Charleston

150 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC
+1 843-270-4903
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Great introduction

to Charleston's musical heritage. The regret is that there is only 75 minutes which is not a lot of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
PipPaul W
Buckfastleigh, United Kingdom
via mobile
Do not miss this.

If you are fortunate enough to be in Charleston when there is a performance scheduled for the Sound... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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150 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC
French Quarter
+1 843-270-4903
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 28 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
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
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
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
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

We attended the April 26, 2017, performance. We purchased our tickets the day before the concert at the Visitors Center. Bill Schlitt is an entertaining host. Our favorite performer of the evening was Ann Caldwell. She has an excellent singing voice as well as storytelling....More

2  Thank Jpamr5
buddyandbill, Owner at Sound of Charleston, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Thanks for your very positive review of The Sound of Charleston. The St. Cecelia Society (classical music) section of the show is designed to last about 18 minutes out of the 75 minute total. That's pretty close to what Jessica's pieces lasted.

Reviewed 2 May 2017

This concert was an optional activity on my tour group's itinerary when we were in town in late March, and those of us who decided to attend agreed that it was one of the highlights of our three days in Charleston. I loved the intimate...More

2  Thank travelbug61
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

From classical to civil war tunes to Jazz. Excitement and energy of this concert raised the roof of the old Congregational church. A must see event for any music lover.

1  Thank Keith F
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We attended the April 8 show - and it was just wonderful. All of the musicians seemed to be truly having fun and had a deep love for the music and the history. The highlight was the Gershwin for 4 hands - the standing ovation...More

1  Thank lindabgl
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

I saw the sign outside the church and thought we should give it a try since I wanted to experience as much of Charleston as we could. We loved it! From the vibrant narrator to the end where we all sang Amazing Grace... This is...More

Thank Andrea V
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Rodrigo R
21 December 2016|
Response from lindaach | Reviewed this property |
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
28 September 2015|
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Response from buddyandbill | Property representative |
I apologize and will fix that situation. Please call me at 843.270.4903 anytime. Bill
21 July 2015|
Response from buddyandbill | Property representative |
80 minutes in length .