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City Recital Hall and Ragazzi Wine and Pasta are partnering up this summer to couple exquisite food and wine with exceptional live music in the laneways. This is the ideal summer treat where you can relax outside with a tipple and soak up some live music that we have all missed so much. 

Join Melbourne artist, Sweet Whirl (Esther Edquist) as she performs her debut album How Much Works. This album is filled with the love-addled confessions of a seasoned party girl, a troubadour who sings of the heart, romantic yet sardonic, with a knowing sense of the timeless victory of song. Esther dissects experiences with wit and depth, emerging as a powerful, indomitable voice.

Entry is via Pitt Street. 

View food and wine menu prepared by Ragazzi.


Summer Lunch Series is supported by City of Sydney 


Find out about the other events in Summer Lunch Series here. 

A quiet demonstration of how Edquist might just be one of the best singer-songwriters in the country.


Sweet Whirl has performed at Meredith and A Weekend With festivals, and played shows with Laura Jean, Sarah Mary Chadwick Severed Heads and Martin Phillips (The Chills).

Esther previously played in Melbourne duo Superstar, who released two delay-drenched albums during the mid 2010s. She has also been a member of Scott & Charlene’s Wedding and Crayon Fields.

Visitor Safety Information

As a COVID-19 tracing protocol, we will require all patrons to check in via QR code through the Service NSW App at the entrance. All data will be stored securely and will be deleted after the mandatory 28 day period. 

Before you visit the venue, please download the Service NSW App to ensure your arrival at the venue is as smooth as possible.

Before you arrive at City Recital Hall, familiarise yourself with our new venue protocols here.

Please do not attend this event if you are feeling unwell. If you have tickets and are no longer able to attend:

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  • Contact the Coronavirus Information Line 1800 020 080 for any health enquiries

Details correct at the time of publication.