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City Recital Hall is Closed in Response to COVID-19

Following instruction from the Australian Federal Government that mass gatherings are banned, City Recital Hall's Box Office and admin office are closed to the public and a reduced team are working from home.

After a great deal of deliberation, City Recital Hall and its Board of Directors have come to the decision that the venue will close its doors until 30 September 2020. This decision has not been made lightly, however, the health and well-being of our staff, artists, presenters and audiences is of utmost importance 

Arts and entertainment are a cornerstone of Sydney culture, and we are working tirelessly to ensure that we can continue to provide a home for our much-loved artists and patrons.  We look forward to seeing you all again at City Recital Hall from October 1 2020 and we hope you will join us in sharing some much-needed live entertainment at that time. 

All cancelled or postponed performances are listed below and City Recital Hall's Box Office will be issuing refunds automatically to affected ticket-holders. No action is required from patrons unless specified. 

Ticket-holders who purchased tickets directly from concert presenters will be contacted by the presenter’s box office or representative. 

City Recital Hall is working with its presenters to reschedule postponed events where possible. Ticket-holders for rescheduled events will be contacted directly once the arrangements are finalised. 

We recommend keeping up-to-date and following advice from the Australian Government Department of Health, particularly regarding isolation protocol and practicing good personal and respiratory hygiene. For the latest advice and information please go to www.health.gov.au, and for health enquiries please contact the Coronavirus Information Line 1800 020 080.

Events Cancelled

Mon 16 and Tue 17 Mar Encore presented by NSW Education Standards Authority in Association with NSW Department of Education 

Thu 19 Mar A Little Lunch Music: Figaro for the Winds - Australian National Academy of Music presented by Co-Artistic Directors Kathryn Selby AM and City Recital Hall 

Tue 24 Mar - Sun 29 Mar Arvo Part & Shostakovich presented by Australian Chamber Orchestra 

Tue 31 Mar Amanda Brown in Conversation presented by City Recital Hall 

Sat 4 and Mon 20 Apr Goldner String Quartet and Piers Lane presented by Musica Viva 

Wed 8 Apr Buffy Sainte-Marie presented by City Recital Hall and Bluesfest Touring

Tue 7 Apr University of Tasmania Sydney Graduation presented by University of Tasmania 

Thu 17 Apr A Little Lunch Music: Zeeko - The Whale and the Curlew presented by Co-Artistic Directors Kathryn Selby AM and City Recital Hall

Tue 21 Apr This Sounds Like Science: Secret Sounds of Space presented by City Recital Hall and Inspiring Australia 

Thu 23 Apr Getting Vocal with the Idea of North presented by City Recital Hall 

Wed 29 Apr Siri Hustvedt: I'm Still Writing for my Life presented by Sydney Writers' Festival 

Wed 29 Apr Bernardine Evaristo: Girl, Woman, Other presented by Sydney Writers' Festival 

Fri 1 May - Tue 5 May Music to Heal presented by Australian Chamber Orchestra 

Sat 2 May Dav Pilkey: The Do Good Tour presented by Sydney Writers' Festival 

Sat 2 May Truth 2, Lies 1: Crabb and Sales on Lying About Books presented by Sydney Writers' Festival 

Mon 4 May Let's Get Personal presented by Selby & Friends 

Wed 5 - Fri 15 May Mozart's Clarinet Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

Thu 7 May A Little Lunch Music: Ensemble Apex – Euro X presented by Co-Artistic Directors Kathryn Selby AM and City Recital Hall

Thu 7 May ASQ Plays Dvořák with Konstantin Shamray presented by Australian String Quartet 

Sun 17 May An Afternoon with Lady Glenconner presented by FANE, BBC Studios and Andrew Kay & Associates 

Sat 23 May - Tue 2 Jun Mahler's Song of the Earth presented by Australian Chamber Orchestra 

Mon 25 May, Sat 30 May Cho-Liang Lin & Jon Kimura Parker presented by Musica Viva

Thu 4 Jun A Little Lunch Music: The Morrisons presented by Co-Artistic Directors Kathryn Selby AM and City Recital Hall

Fri 5 Jun Love Stories presented by City Recital Hall

Thu 18 - Tue 23 June Médée By Charpentier presented by Pinchgut Opera 

Fri 26 Jun - Wed 1 Jul The Four Seasons and Beyond presented by Australian Chamber Orchestra

Mon 29 Jun Trent Dalton: This Beautiful World presented by Sydney Writers' Festival 

Tue 7 Jul This Sounds Like Science: Ecosystems in a Warming World presented by City Recital Hall and Inspiring Australian 

Tue 7 Jul Beethoven's Ghost presented by Selby & Friends 

Thu 16 Jul A Little Lunch Music: Mucho Mambo presented by Co-Artistic Directors Kathryn Selby AM and City Recital Hall

Thu 16 Jul ASQ Plays Intimate Letters presented by Australian String Quartet

Sat 18 Jul, Mon 20 Jul Chanticleer presented by Musica Viva

Wed 22 Jul - Fri 31 Jul Bach's Violin presented by Australian Brandenburg Orchestra 

Thu 23 Jul Musica Ex Machina presented by Omega Ensemble 

Wednesday 5 Aug Voyage of Musical Discovery 3: Texture & Timbre presented by Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra 

Friday 7 Aug The Souvenir: Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky presented by Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra 

Sat 8 Aug - Wed 12 Aug Intimate Mendelssohn & Bach presented by Australian Chamber Orchestra

Mon 10 Aug A Little Lunch Music: Beethoven's Ghost presented by Co-Artistic Directors Kathryn Selby AM and City Recital Hall

Sat 15 Aug The Milk Carton Kids presented by City Recital Hall and Love Police 

Fri 21 Aug This Sounds Like Science: Sounds From the Ice presented by City Recital Hall and Inspiring Australia 

Sat 22 Aug, Mon 31 Aug Goldmund Quartet presented by Musica Viva

Wed 2 Sep - Sat 19 Sep Notre-Dame presented by Australian Brandenburg Orchestra 

Thu 3 September A Little Lunch Music: Miriam Lieberman Trio presented by Co-Artistic Directors Kathryn Selby AM and City Recital Hall

Thu 3 September A Night Transfigured presented by Selby & Friends 

Sat 5 Sep - Fri 11 Sep Baroque Brilliance presented by Australian Chamber Orchestra 

Thu 29 Oct Night Serenades presented by Omega Ensemble 

Events Currently Postponed 
(intended to be rescheduled at a later date)

Thu 19 Mar Four Seasons Recomposed presented by Omega Ensemble 

Mon 23 Mar Elisabeth Leonskaja in Recital presented by Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Wed 1, Thu 2 Apr Handel and Telemann presented by Sydney Symphony Orchestra 

Fri 3 Apr Spyro Gyra presented by Abstract Entertainment  

Fri 24, Sat 25 Apr Ben Elton - Live 2020 presented by Live Nation - this event has been rescheduled to Friday 16 and Saturday 17 April 2021

Tue 28 Apr Voyage of Musical Discovery Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra

Thu 30 Apr Mauthausen and Other Songs of Humanity presented by City Recital Hall and The Greek Orthodox Community of NSW

Sun 10 May The Creation presented by Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra

Mon 18 May Jonathan Biss in Recital presented by Sydney Symphony Orchestra 

Fri 29 May Augie March: Sunset Studies Live presented by City Recital Hall 

Sat 30 May Paul Kelly and Paul Grabowsky: Please Leave Your Light On presented by City Recital Hall

Wed 10, Thu 11 Jun Rebel, Gabrieli and Vivaldi presented by Sydney Symphony Orchestra 

Sat 11 Jul Baby et Lulu: Bastille Day Soirépresented by City Recital Hall

Sun 16 Aug Sacred Russia: A Musical Journey presented by Sydney Russian Orthodox Choir

Fri 21 Aug Sheku Kanneh-Mason & The Kanneh-Mason Family presented by Andrew McKinnon Presentations - this event has been rescheduled to Tuesday 24 August 2021

Wed 19, Thu 20 Aug Mozart and Beethoven presented by Sydney Symphony Orchestra 

Sat 12 Sep - Sun 13 Sep Purcell and Charpentier in Concert presented by Pinchgut Opera

Mon 14 Sep Cédric Tiberghien In Recital presented by Sydney Symphony Orchestra 

Fri 16 October Joseph Calleja - The Maltese Tour presented by Andrew McKinnon Presentations - this event has been rescheduled to Sunday 5 September 2021

Thu 3 - Wed 9 Dec Rinaldo by Handel presented by Pinchgut Opera 

If an event you have tickets for is not listed above this means we are still awaiting instructions from the promoter and will notify ticket holders as soon as we have information. 

Updated 14 July 2020