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Sound of Charleston

150 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2218
+1 843-270-4903
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circle of sound

well rehearsed, professional presentation of some of the best musicians in town for their... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
R P
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Asheville, North Carolina
Not to be missed!

This show was a major highlight of my first visit to Charleston---spellbinding storytelling... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Martha H
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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%
Travellers talk about
“circular church” (49 reviews)
“amazing grace” (46 reviews)
“william schlitt” (21 reviews)
LOCATION
150 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2218
French Quarter
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+1 843-270-4903
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"circular church"
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"amazing grace"
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"william schlitt"
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"civil war"
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"gospel music"
in 9 reviews
"standing ovation"
in 9 reviews
"musical experience"
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"beautiful music"
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"musical heritage"
in 4 reviews
"wonderful concert"
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"meeting street"
in 11 reviews
"spend an evening"
in 6 reviews
"audience participation"
in 8 reviews
"old church"
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"historical perspective"
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"beautiful city"
in 4 reviews
"gershwin"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank R P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Martha H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wasn’t all that anxious to walk the 15 minutes from our hotel to get to this venue. Sooo glad we did! What a wonderful performance by all involved. Our host, William Schlitt was wonderful, the piano pieces extraordinary and singing divine. We were not only...More

Thank dhen
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

This is really a must for your visit to Charleston. Great stories, songs and piano music. The evening included classical, historical, spiritual, and topped off with Rhapsody in Blue. The talent of the musicians was exceptional.

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Music, history, stories, Gershwin to Amazing Grace. Top performers make you laugh and cry. I’m going to take all my guests here.

Thank Marleen G
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

We attended the Sound of Charleston on December 30. We enjoyed every part of it to the extend that we cannot say we prefered one part on another. The acoustics in this awesome historical church are excellent. The Bright family was a real treat. We...More

Thank Cinzia Z
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

Saw the show Thursday December 14, 2017 and really enjoyed it. It's a casual setting to hear great stories, songs and music. Highly recommend.

Thank kjmc33`
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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

We were lucky enough to be in Charleston for this magnificent concert that took us through the history of Charleston with music. The spiritual and gospel pieces were sublime and the Rhapsody in blues was breathtaking. Amazing value for money and just the right length...More

Thank Alicia F
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Reviewed 15 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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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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