The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About -

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.

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