Charleston Symphony Orchestra to play at St. Helena's church celebration (Sold out)

(Updates at the bottom.)

As the Parish Church of St. Helena continues its Tricentennial Celebration, they'll host the Charleston Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, March 10, beginning at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $10 and students are free.

According to Pat Gould, Music Director and organist for St. Helena's, and the Standing Committee Chairperson for the Tricentennial's overall special music program, the Symphony will play an exciting program featuring music from those three centuries. "The Orchestra will play works of Handel, Holst and Mozart, as well as Elizabethan Consort Music for brass and timpani," Gould said.

Because of generous donations from parishioners and the community, the church is pleased to offer the concert at only $10 per ticket for adults, and Free to students 18 and under. "Tickets are going fast," Gould said, "and everyone must have one, even those that are free to students." Reserved sponsorship seating is available but other seats are on a first come basis.

Gould said she is overjoyed that the church is able to provide an orchestra of this caliber to the community, and to expose symphonic music to families who might not otherwise be able to hear an Orchestra, and to that end, the church is providing a nursery, also at no charge.

Those wanting to take advantage of the nursery must make reservations at least two days in advance by calling the church office.

The Parish Church of St. Helena is located at 505 Church Street, Beaufort. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the church office at 843-522-1712 or visit For information on sponsorship packages, contact

As the 300-year celebration continue many more events abound, in part:

  • A Choral Festival on Saturday, May 19
  • Organ concerts will be Friday evening 7:00 pm concerts this spring - Save the dates the hear these world renowned organists - March 30 (Rhonda Sider Edgington, Germany), April 13 (Wayne Foster), April 20 (Bruce Neswick) and May 4 (Jonathan Dimmock)
  • Winthrop Chorus on Sunday, April 15 at 2 pm
  • The Naval Academy Glee Club in the fall

Update February 29: To complement the event, Saltus is offering a special "Early-bird" Symphony special.

A three course dinner for $19 per person will run from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Reservations and reference this special (you may also order off the menu). Call (843) 379-3474.

Lowcountry Crab Bisque
or Chopped Crisp Head Lettuce with cucumber, bacon, tomato, and buttermilk dressing

Skillet Browned Crab Cake with House Made Chow-Chow, Sauce Buerre Blanc
or Roasted Salmon with Braised Collards and Buerre Blanc
or Painted Hills Top Sirloin with Whipped Potatoes and Demi GlazeTHIRD COURSE

Ask Server about Chef's Daily Selection of Dessert 

Update March 6: The Charleston Symphony Orchestra concert for March 10 at the Parish Church of St. Helena is completely sold out and all attendees must have a ticket, even those 18 and under who were to get in free.