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An absolutely outstanding combination of history and entertainment provided by extremely talented... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vaughn C
Charleston, South Carolina
Quality musical performances in a historic settingou

Living here 3 years now, waited too long to come see this regularly scheduled performance, put on... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Charleston, South Carolina
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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...more
150 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2218
French Quarter
+1 843-270-4903
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An absolutely outstanding combination of history and entertainment provided by extremely talented individuals. Whether u live or visit the Charleston area The Sound of Charleston should be at the top of your places to go/things to do list!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Vaughn C
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Living here 3 years now, waited too long to come see this regularly scheduled performance, put on by local talent with a passion for their subject. A nicely diverse selection of music interspersed with insightful, engaging color commentary additing the context needed for the audience...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank pres2n
Reviewed 3 June 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Travel4FunYo
Reviewed 31 May 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank edcmoverman
Reviewed 21 May 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank TexastravelerWaco_TX
Reviewed 22 April 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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Nancy A
Reviewed 2 April 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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 888rp
Reviewed 31 March 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.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Martha H
Reviewed 16 March 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

Date of experience: March 2018
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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
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I apologize and will fix that situation. Please call me at 843.270.4903 anytime. Bill
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80 minutes in length .