We have a great program to kick off our new program year on Tuesday, September 19. 7 pm at The Church of the Holy Cross, 299 Seven Farms Drive.
This program will be a sample of the popular weekly show presented at historic Circular Congregational Church in downtown Charleston.
For more than three centuries, Charleston’s musical heritage has been as diverse as the people who’ve lived here – haunting spirituals of slaves first arriving in America through our port; Civil War camp songs from both sides in this place where the first shots were fired; pieces such as “Amazing Grace” and Pachelbel’s Canon in D that are wonderfully connected to the history of this great city; and, of course, Porgy and Bess, inspired and composed in Charleston by the incomparable George Gershwin. This is but a snapshot of the rich array of music that makes up The Sound of Charleston
The History of both Charleston and Daniel Island have been closely tied to her waters – from the arrival of the original settlers, Pirates sailing these waters, battles that were fought on her rivers and ocean, to the blockade of her ports. The Schooners, Sloops, Brigs and Cutters were all part of powerful trade that occurred on her waters for generations and without the help of men such as Daniel Island’s own Paul Pritchard and his shipyard this industry would not have been as significant as it was.
Come experience our nautical history as David Silliman, who is a member of the Executive Committee of the Carolina Yacht Club, and the Chairman of its Fine Arts Committee, will take us on visual journey of our maritime heritage from 1670-1865.
Date info: October 17th at 7pm Holy Cross Church DI.
Please join the Daniel Island Historical Society on Tuesday, November 14th as Grahame Long, chief curator for the Charleston Museum, discusses the Dueling Legacy in Charleston. Dueling was an integral part of Charlestonians’ social lives. A gentleman’s duel was a crucial matter of taste and caste. A loss of life was not a high price for those who held personal honor and principle utmost to all other social ideals.
The lecture will begin at 7pm at The Church of the Holy Cross on Daniel Island (299 Seven Farms Drive)