Experience the unique music that defines "The Holy City" at The Sound of Charleston Musical Heritage Concert.
You'll enjoy a wide range of music from gospel to Gershwin, light classics, jazz, and songs from the Civil War, all presented by professional artists in an unforgettable, live concert in the heart of Charleston's Historic District.
Featured artists include Ann Caldwell, Charlton Singleton, Micah McLaurin, Irwin Jiang, D'Jaris Whipper-Lewis, Bart Saylor, Ghadi Shayban, Anna Booman, John Tecklenburg and Lonnie Hamilton, III.
All seating is General Admission, and performances usually sell out in advance. Reserve your tickets today!
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Experience the unique music that defines "The Holy City" at The Sound of Charleston Musical Heritage Concert. You'll enjoy a wide range of music from gospel to Gershwin, light classics, jazz, and songs from the Civil War, all presented by professional artists in an unforgettable, live concert in the heart of Charleston's Historic District.
About the Artists:
Ann Caldwell has appeared in Porgy and Bess and Clay Rice’s musical production Lowcountry Legends, and has studied with June Bonner of the Metropolitan Opera. Ann is a master of accents, accurately recreating the tonalities of speech which are important to both jazz and blues. Ann has a long list of performances as a jazz and blues singer. She is a vocalist with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert, as well as a featured artist for the Aid to Africa Concert.
A native of Awendaw, SC, Charlton Singleton began his musical studies at the age of three on the piano. He would then go on to study the violin, cello, and the trumpet throughout elementary, middle and high school. In 1994, he received a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance from South Carolina State University. Since that time, he taught music at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, as well as being an adjunct faculty member at the College of Charleston.
Micah McLaurin, 15, is a native of Charleston, SC. A former student of Marsha Gerber, he now studies with Enrique Graf at the Charleston Academy of Music. Micah has already won or placed in a number of national and international piano competitions, including second prize in the Ettlingen International. Competition for Young Pianists in Ettlingen, Germany; first place in the Southeastern Piano Festival's 2010 Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition in Columbia, SC; and second place in the 2008 IIYM International Piano Competition in Lawrence, Kansas.
Irwin Jiang was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is currently studying on a full scholarship at the School of the Arts, College of Charleston under University Artist-in-Residence Enrique Graf. He started studying piano at the age of four under Ms. Joanna Fan. At the age of seven, he continued his studies at the Ellen Masaki School of Music in Honolulu under the tutelage of Ms. Ellen Masaki. He participated in many recitals and competitions and received the highest marks on eight National Piano Guild Auditions. He also received awards several times in the Hawaii Music Teachers Association competitions. He was the recipient of the Morning Music Club scholarship.
D'Jaris Whipper-Lewis, soprano, performs for many civic and private functions and festivals throughout the United States. She has performed as a soloist with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus, The Palmetto Singers, The Choraliers, The Edwardian Singers, and numerous other orchestras and ensembles.
D'Jaris began choral conducting at the age of 15 and continues today as Minister of Music at Covenant Missionary Baptist Church in Charleston, SC, where her husband serves as Pastor.
Bart Saylor has been playing traditional American Folk music for thirty-five years. He is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter, performing on banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, bouzouki, hammer, and mountain dulcimer, and harmonica. He has recorded four solo albums and has been featured on many other recording artists' albums. He provided Civil War period music for the PBS movie Brother Future and for the Footlight Players production of Raising Blue. He has been the featured musician of Middleton Plantation's annual Fall Plantation Days program for twenty-eight years.
Ghadi Shayban was born in Beirut in 1983, at the height of the Lebanese Civil War. He started learning piano after immigrating to Canada. An artist at home in any genre, Ghadi has recently served as the principle keyboardist with the Charleston and Hilton Head orchestras, and has directed live musicals in Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, and Charleston. He plays in any style, planned or improvised, and collaborates with a multitude of instruments and voices. Ghadi is the recipient of the top prize from the Pennsylvania MTNA Young Artists Competition as well as a Chancellor's Award for Excellence from the North Carolina School of the Arts.
Anna Booman is a native of an idyllic small town in rural Minnesota. She got her stage legs performing at a charming outdoor theater in her hometown where she played such roles as Lola in Damn Yankees, Milly in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and The Baroness in Sound of Music. However, the setting changed dramatically as Miss Booman ventured to the great city of New York and Manhattan’s School of Music, where she was to earn her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance. During her time there, she studied under the chair of the vocal department, and enjoyed performing in many musical theater, opera, and art song productions.
John Tecklenburg (piano) is a native of Charleston. John’s vacation is commercial real estate, but his avocation is music. John plays piano and has a keen interest in early jazz inspired by the life and music of his great uncle, Fud Livingston. John studied piano in high school under George Darden, an amazing classical pianist and musician. After obtaining a Chemistry degree from Georgetown University, John studied piano and jazz specifically at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Lonnie Hamilton, III
Lonnie Hamilton, III (Saxophone) is considered the Ambassador of musical goodwill in Charleston and is a seasoned musician still making a musical statement with his saxophone. He organized the first band at Bonds Wilson High School and directed the band for twenty years. This band received numerous awards and was considered the best marching band in the state during Mr. Hamilton’s directorship. More than 130 students received scholarships when he directed the band.
"Singing along to Amazing Grace in the very church where the composer attended was very humbling and moving."
"The best thing we did in Charleston! Fun, informative and uplifting.... Thanks, Sound of Charleston!"
"A must see, do, and hear."
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