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City Recital Hall 20th Anniversary Celebration

30 October marks the 20th anniversary of the opening of City Recital Hall, and to celebrate, we are throwing open our doors for a day of music and more, for anyone and everyone. Come along to sing your heart out as part of our popular Sydney Flash Mob Choir, or join a backstage tour to discover what we do behind the scenes to produce the magic that you see on stage. Discover the engineering and design that makes us the finest classical music venue in Sydney, with the best acoustics. Plus, experience a sumptuous hour of Bach at our lunchtime concert in our Ground Level Foyer.

Event Order

Sydney Flash Mob Choir: 8am - 8.45am (Auditorium)

Backstage Tours (running every 45 minutes): 9am – 11am (meet at the Box Office)

Lunchtime Concert: Bach Akademie Australia, Artistic Director Madeleine Easton 12.30pm – 1.30pm (Ground Level Foyer)

Presentation by City Recital Hall architect Andrew Andersons AO: 2pm – 3pm (Ground Level Foyer)

No registration required, however some events will have capacity limits so turn up early to avoid disappointment.


Join us in the evening for our anniversary concert - to be announced on Tuesday 13 August.

Event details correct at time of publication  

  • Lunchtime Concert 

    J.S Bach

    Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Sleepers Wake), BWV 140: No.4, Chorale ‘Zion hört die Wächter singen’

    Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Aria ‘Laudamus te’

    Süßer Trost, mein Jesus kömmt (Sweet comfort, my Jesus comes), BWV 151: No.1, Aria ‘Süßer Trost, mein Jesus kömmt’

    Brandenburg Concerto No.5, BWV 1050: Movement III, Allegro

    St Matthew Passion, BWV 244: No.47, Aria ‘Erbarme Dich’

    Brandenburg Concerto No.3, BWV 1048: Movement I

    The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus I

    Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Aria ‘Agnus Dei’

    Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht (Coffee Cantata), BWV 211: No.8, Aria ‘Heute noch, lieber Vater’