When: Tue., April 12, 4:30-5 a.m. 2011
On the night of April 12, 1861, the fledgling Confederacy bombarded Union troops on Fort Sumter, driving out the U.S. forces and starting the Civil War. As one of the highlights of the city’s sesquicentennial commemoration, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Brass Ensemble will perform a sunrise concert titled When Jesus Wept. The performance will mark the moment when the first shots were fired. The audience at White Point Garden will be given candles to hold while they listen to Colonial American hymns, including “When Jesus Wept,” “Be Thou My Vision,” “Amazing Grace,” and more. There’s a ton of other sesquicentennial cultural activities happening through next week, from concerts to film screenings and more.