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In cities around the world, my husband and I try to find short and interesting concerts and were... read more

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Gospel to Gershwin

This was not what I expected. But well worth the evening. Music, history, reconciliation with... read more

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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 3 days ago

In cities around the world, my husband and I try to find short and interesting concerts and were delighted to find a brochure for Sounds of Charleston at our Airbnb when we arrived here. Lucky for us, there was a concert the next evening. It...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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buddyandbill, Owner at Sound of Charleston, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your great feedback. We are so happy that you enjoyed the program. And remember our policy that if you return to the show and bring guests, your admission is free and only your guests pay.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was not what I expected. But well worth the evening. Music, history, reconciliation with very accomplished musicians, performers and in a beautiful historic setting.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Gary F
Reviewed 13 February 2019

Took my family to this right after Christmas, including my mother who was visiting from out of town. What an incredible event. And honestly, I'm really not even in to these types of concerts. The singers were incredible, soulful and brought out the emotions in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jeffrey P
Reviewed 16 January 2019

You'll be amazed and delighted. The cast takes you on a musical journey through Charleston's 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. It's a treat for the entire family. And everybody loves a Gershwin tune!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 31 December 2018

My husband and I were very excited to hear The Sound of Charleston concert. It featured St. Cecilia Society, Civil War, Spirituals, Gershwin and my favorite Amazing Grace. Now, this was a "concert" so the intro by William Schlitt was not necessary which means more...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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buddyandbill, Owner at Sound of Charleston, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2019

Thank you for your review of The Sound of Charleston. The historical narrative provided by host Bill Schlitt is an essential part of the performance (we do NOT bill it as a concert). See the preceding review for a differing viewpoint on the narrative. As...More

Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

My family and I visited and explored many sights & sounds in and around Charleston. The Sound Of Charleston (& 34 West Theatre Company) are NOT to be MISSED! After spending our time on a Carriage tour (see separate review), touring houses & plantations, the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 December 2018

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
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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
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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
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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
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I apologize and will fix that situation. Please call me at 843.270.4903 anytime. Bill
21 July 2015|
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80 minutes in length .