Seven Stories

They say when we boil down the world’s vast cauldron of myths, legends and literature, seven quintessential stories emerge; they are the bones of our human experience.

Seven genre-defying Australian composers weave together a musical reimagining of these stories, including the indie scene’s Amanda Brown (The Go-Betweens), Jodi Phillis (The Clouds) and more, performed by Sydney’s award-winning chamber music group, Ensemble Offspring.

Combining music, storytelling and film, Seven Stories is a powerful world premiere that is at once visceral, engaging, funny and otherworldly.

Music by Amanda Brown, Kyls Burtland, Jodi Phillis, Bree van Reyk, Jane Sheldon, Sally Whitwell and Caitlin Yeo. Visuals by Sarah-Jane Woulahan. Text by Hilary Bell. Performed by Ensemble Offspring.

Presented by City Recital Hall, Ensemble Offspring and Creative Music Fund

Information on Access and Inclusion

City Recital Hall strives to assist all patrons including patrons with specific needs. The venue offers lift access, accessible seating and accessible bathrooms. Patrons using hearing aids can access the T-loop system in the auditorium. We support the National Relay Service and Companion Cards are accepted for all events at City Recital Hall. Please let our Box Office staff know when booking your tickets if you have a hearing aid, require accessible seating, are a Companion Card holder or have any other support requirements. Contact the City Recital Hall Box Office staff on 02 8256 2222 or by emailing

Ticket Conditions

* Booking fee per transaction: online $6, phone $8. There is no booking fee for tickets purchased in person at the City Recital Hall Box Office.


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City Recital Hall, 2-12 Angel Place, Sydney