Since 2000, the CSO Gospel Choir has added a more rootsy, religious flavor to the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. Dozens of volunteer singers belt out everything from Kirk Franklin to Mahalia Jackson, urging their audience to sway and raise their hands to the heavens right along with them. Whether in a church or somewhere unexpected, the choir’s concerts are always inspiring and memorable. And their Piccolo performance is sure to be no different. This time, they’re looking at how authors Margaret Mitchell (Gone with the Wind, 1936) and Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird, 1960) helped change America’s view of race relations and prejudice. The event is called “The Wind and The Mockingbird: How the Written Word Changed Society,” and it includes both music and narration. Note that the program’s themes may not be appropriate for toddlers.

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