This Thursday evening at 7 p.m., Charleston Archive manager, Dr. Nic Butler, will be presenting an illustrated lecture at the Charleston Library Society. The title of the program is “Concert Night in Colonial Charleston; Or, How to Snare a Mate with Music.” The topic stems from the research used to compile Butler’s book, Votaries of Apollo: The St. Cecilia Society and the Patronage of Concert Music in Charleston, South Carolina, 1766-1822 (USC Press, 2007), but the lecture isn’t strictly academic in tone. The presentation will include audio examples and visuals to help the audience imagine the sights and sounds that men and women would have experienced while attending a formal concert in early Charleston. lt’ll be educational, to be sure, but also light, fun, and just a little scandalous.
For more information about the event, contact the Charleston Library Society (164 King Street) at 843-723-9912. Hope to see you there!