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Downtown Charleston visitors witness 'flash mob' on King Street

People watch a "flash mob" on King Street Sunday. Photo Source: James Warner / Live 5 News People watch a "flash mob" on King Street Sunday. Photo Source: James Warner / Live 5 News
People watch a "flash mob" on King Street Sunday. Photo Source: James Warner / Live 5 News People watch a "flash mob" on King Street Sunday. Photo Source: James Warner / Live 5 News

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – Downtown Charleston visitors dodged the rain drops for a festive "flash mob" in the middle of King Street on Sunday.

People walking up and down King Street stopped for a few minutes to sing a Christmas carol while dozens of others just watched in amazement.

A "flash mob" is an impromptu, spontaneous outburst of song and dance, usually in a crowded public space.

Sunday's "flash mob" wasn't entirely random. It was secretly organized by the Charleston Symphony orchestra and chorus as part of Second Sunday on King Street festivities.

On the second Sunday of each month, King Street is closed to traffic so walkers can enjoy one of Charleston's favorite strolls.

The flash mob was set up to get people around town excited for the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and Chorus holiday concert Saturday.

The annual concert presents 120 voices of all ages as well as the big return of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.

The concert starts at 7pm at the Gaillard Auditorium on Calhoun Street

Tickets are on sale now at Charlestonsymphony.com and the Gaillard box office.

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