Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Blackheath Halls
23 Lee Road


Johannes BrahmsSapphische Ode, Op.94 no.4
Johannes BrahmsVon Ewiger Liebe, Op.43 no.1
Ivor GurneySappho Songs: selection
Aimee-Rita La Villette StrohlChansons de Bilitis: selection
Claude Debussy3 Chansons de Bilitis, L.97
Elizabeth VercoeIrreveries from Sappho


Fleur Barron – mezzo-soprano
Jocelyn Freeman – piano / artistic director

Programme Note

Rising star mezzo-soprano Fleur Barron returns to Blackheath Halls to perform a programme of songs inspired by the Greek poet, Sappho with series curator and pianist, Jocelyn Freeman. Their creatively devised recital will include items by Brahms, Gurney and Hahn alongside Elizabeth Vercoe’s Irreveries from Sappho and intertwined musical responses to the iconic Bilitis from Rita Strohl and Claude Debussy.

SongEasel's Icons & Legends 2022 Series celebrates a notorious dinner meeting in Paris in May 1922 that included Marcel Proust, James Joyce, Pablo Picasso, Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Diaghilev. 

Fleur returns to SongEasel for a delicious and eclectic programme

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