'Voices From the Civil War' set Monday at The Battery

  • Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2011 12:01 a.m., Updated: Friday, March 23, 2012 6:13 p.m.

Jay Ungar and Molly Mason and the Family Band will join the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, CSO Spiritual Chorale and Mount Zion AME Spiritual Ensemble to present "Voices From the Civil War" 9-10:30 p.m. Monday at White Point Garden at The Battery.

Sean Newhouse serves as guest conductor with Charleston Mayor Joe Riley as concert host.

The free program includes film score selections by Ungar, who was featured in Ken Burns' documentary, "The Civil War." A selection of spirituals and a variety of music popular during the Civil War period will be offered, while historians Edward L. Ayers and Barbara Jeanne Fields will be on hand to make brief remarks.

Visit www.sccivilwar.org.

At 4:30 a.m. Tuesday at White Point Garden, the Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs presents "Sunrise Concert: When Jesus Wept," in observance of the moment the first shots of the Civil War were fired.

The free 25-minute program features music for brass ensemble and military drum including a hymn by Colonial American composer William Billings. Call 724-7305.

Comments { }

Postandcourier.com is pleased to offer readers the enhanced ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. Postandcourier.com does not edit user submitted statements and we cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not postandcourier.com. If you find a comment that is objectionable, please click "report abuse" and we will review it for possible removal. Please be reminded, however, that in accordance with our Terms of Use and federal law, we are under no obligation to remove any third party comments posted on our website. Read our full Terms and Conditions.