medieval carols and hymns to contemporary music by Burt Bacharach. City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney. Wednesday and December 19, 5pm and 7pm. Tickets: $32-$166. Bookings: (02) 9328 7581 or online. Voices of Angels Young women from the Sydney Children’s Choir and Gondwana Voices perform an 18th-century choral favourite, Vivaldi’s Gloria, before the male vocalists from both choirs perform Handel’s Anthem on the Peace. Both choirs will combine to finish with a selection of classic Christmas carols. City Recital Hall, Angel Place. Monday and Tuesday, 7pm. Tickets: $39-$65. Bookings: (02) 8256 2222 or online. Horrible Histories: Pirates The first Australian exhibition based on the bestelling children’s history series opens this week, inviting families to experience life as a pirate: climb on board ships, design flags, test their weaponry and try the patter of a pirate. The landscapes, harbourside neighbourhoods and burgeoning suburbs of the city he loved for over 70 years. “In the first look, Sydney cast her spell,” Rees said. “It has remained with me ever since, in spite of her brashness and disorder.” Museum of Sydney, Corner of Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney. Opens today. Admission: $5-$10. Inquiries: (02) 9251 5988 or online. Until April 10. lovingly put back together as a reminder that our history never leaves us”. The tales of colonial tragedy and triumph were recorded with members of the Australian String Quartet and Australian Chamber Orchestra, and include dark renditions of Botany Bay and Waltzing Matilda.