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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 July 22, 2018
Charleston, South Carolina
Nice way to end your visit to Charleston

Wonderful mix of Southern music and story lines from pre Civil War, Civil War, gospel and modern... read more

Reviewed June 13, 2018
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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 July 22, 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

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Reviewed June 13, 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.

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Reviewed June 2, 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

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Reviewed May 31, 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

Thank edcmoverman
Reviewed May 20, 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

1  Thank TexastravelerWaco_TX
Reviewed April 22, 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

Thank Nancy A
Reviewed April 1, 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

Thank 888rp
Reviewed March 31, 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.

1  Thank Martha H
Reviewed March 16, 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

Thank FSUWizard
Reviewed March 15, 2018

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

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December 20, 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
July 20, 2015|
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80 minutes in length .