Hear the Music of Charleston’s History at a Live Concert!
Experience the sounds that define Charleston’s unique southern charm — gospel, Gullah, Gershwin, Civil War songs, jazz and light classics — coming to life in historic Circular Congregational Church during live 75 minute concerts.
Whether you are a visitor to the Holy City, a tour operator bringing a group, or a local resident looking for a great night out or a place to take visiting family or friends, The Sound of Charleston is a must see part of your itinerary. Our show plays throughout the year, with a lighter schedule in January, February, July and August.
Don’t miss our Special Holiday Editions in December! In addition to our normal program, we add a number of Holiday selections and serve hot cider and cookies after each show. Circular Church is festively decorated for Christmas during these candlelight performances. We even have performances on December 26th and 30th when the arts scene is quiet in Charleston!
During the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in late May-early June, we offer matinee performances as well as new shows highlighting Charleston’s rich musical heritage.
All concerts are staged in the beautiful and historic Circular Congregational Church in the heart of downtown Charleston. Circular is one of the oldest continuously worshipping congregations in the South. Founded by Charles Towne’s original settlers in 1681, the Circular Church is a National Historic Landmark and a Charleston treasure. John Newton, the author of the words for the famous spiritual “Amazing Grace,” was inspired to write it while worshipping at Circular.