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Outstanding Performances!

You'll be amazed and delighted. The cast takes you on a musical journey through Charleston's 18th... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
63Michael_1954
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Charleston, South Carolina
The 2nd Performance NOT TO MISS

My family and I visited and explored many sights & sounds in and around Charleston. The Sound Of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
bottleguy0529
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Dublin, Ohio
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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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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
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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
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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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