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This event has been postponed with a new date to be announced soon. 

After sold-out seasons of her cabaret Take This Longing at Claire’s Kitchen and Darlinghurst Theatre, one of Australia’s finest interpreters of song returns, accompanied by award-winning musical director Daryl Wallis on piano and with direction by Sam Russell, to ride the carousel of emotions from the master of chanson, Jacques Brel.

Brel’s intelligent songs of heartbreak, passion, desperation and amour speak fearlessly, with uncompromising and often sardonic observations of the human spirit.

From the earthy grime of the ports of Amsterdam through the devastation of If You Go Away, Brel’s songs brilliantly capture the breadth of what it is to be human, and no soul is left untouched.

Ahead of her A Little Lunch Music performance, we discussed with Jacqui what makes the master of chanson such a pleasure to sing, and what's in store when she takes the stage at City Recital Hall for this cabaret performance. You can read that in our Newsfeed here

Other events in the A Little Lunch Music series:

Brahms Horn Trio – Wed 13 Jan 12.30pm
An Enchanted Afternoon – Tue 16 Feb 12.30pm
Figaro for Winds - Australian National Academy of Music – Thu 25 Mar 12.30pm
Carnival of the Animals – Tue 20 Apr 12.30pm
Schumann's Piano Quartet – Fri 7 May 12.30pm
The James Morrison Quartet – Tue 15 Jun 12.30pm
Ensemble Apex – Thu 5 Aug 12.30pm
Slava and Sharon Grigoryan - Our Place – Mon 20 Sep 12.30pm
Joseph and James Tawadros - Music of the Oud – Tue 19 Oct 12.30pm
The Kate Wadey Quartet – Tue 23 Nov 12.30pm
A Spotless Rose - Sydney Philharmonia Chamber Singers – Thu 16 Dec 12.30pm   

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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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Details correct at the time of publication.


  • The songs and stories of Jacques Brel

  • Jacqui Dark
    Daryl Wallis