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We are delighted to welcome you to our 2019 autumn artistic program of City Recital Hall Presents events for April - June.

This season will see the continuation of our popular free community programs including The Exhibition Project, in which our foyers are enlivened with contemporary visual art, and the our ever-expanding Sydney Flash Mob Choir. Our lunchtime offerings this season include

Our mainstage offerings this season include pop-sensation Kate Miller-Heidke and Iain Grandage, as well as Australian musical luminaries Paul Kelly, James Ledger, Alice Keath and the Seraphim Trio in Thirteen Ways to Look at Birds. Folk supergroup I'm With Her will have you tapping your feet in mid-April, along with iconic storyteller Arlo Guthrie, and in June things are heating up with the fiery spectacular Concertos on Fire.

I'm With Her

Co-presented by City Recital Hall and Bluesfest Touring

Tue 16 April 7.30pm

Folk supergroup I'm With Her has, since their formation at an impromptu show in 2014, honed a special, family-like chemistry, garnering acclaim for their unique blend of instrumental interplay combined with indelible harmonies.



Arlo Guthrie: Alice's Restaurant

Co-presented by City Recital Hall and Bluesfest Touring

Wed 17 April 7.30pm

Known for his clever storytelling and classically-styled folk songs of protest against social injustice, Arlo Guthrie is an iconic figure of American folk music.


Mikis Theodorakis: Romiosini and Beyond

Co-presented by City Recital Hall and the Greek Orthodox Community of NSW

Fri 24 May 7.30pm

A rare performance of Romiosini by renowned Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis, a work that describes the feelings of oppression and suffering in a country under foreign occupation.


Kate Miller-Heidke and Iain Grandage

Wed 29 May 7.30pm

Pop-icon Kate Miller-Heidke and composer and director Iain Grandage join forces for a re-imagination of Kate’s unique music that effortlessly melds indie, pop and opera. The pair collaborated first on the multiple Helpmann Award winning opera The Rabbits that sold out across the country. Now they will present a unique performance featuring some of Kate’s chart-topping hits such as ‘The Last Day on Earth’ and ‘Caught in the Crowd’ like you’ve never heard it before. 


Paul Kelly Thirteen Ways to Look at Birds

City Recital Hall in association with GWB Entertainment

Sat 1 June 7.30pm

In a new song cycle stemmed from an idea by Anna Goldsworthy, Australian music legend Paul Kelly and leading Australian composer James Ledger have written thirteen new songs and soundscapes inspired by birds. Featuring Paul Kelly, James Ledger, Alice Keath and the Seraphim Trio.


Citizens of the World

Co-presented by City Recital Hall and Vivid Ideas

Wed 5 June 7.30pm

Do you want to play a part in shaking up the status quo around climate, politics and society? Sometimes, it's hard to know where to start. Vivid Ideas and City Recital Hall are joining together to curate an evening of discussion and practical workshops.  


Concertos on Fire

Fri 7 June 7.30pm

Concertos on Fire explores dynamic new directions in classical concert presentation. This concert features one of Australia’s most well-known violin concertos: Maninyas by Ross Edwards alongside the premiere of a brand new concerto Tale of The Firebird composed by Chloé Charodyfor fire-taming violinist Sonja Schebeck and interdisciplinary acrobatic ensemble The Freestyle Orchestra.