SongEasel was established in 2018 to fill South East London with song. With threefold-aims to provide a platform for outstanding singers in the area; to bring new repertoire to established audiences; and to introduce standard repertoire to new audiences. Each series holds diversity and inclusivity at the heart of its mission, in harmony with showcasing exceptional musical quality at an international standard.
This year, The Wanderlust Series features Schubert’s song cycles in Blackheath Halls, and collaborations with leading instrumentalists in Catford. From Russia with Love in 2019 comprised four recitals in Blackheath Halls and four in Catford, featuring Russian repertoire in programmes that explored the cultural and political links between the former Soviet Union and Europe.
SongEasel would like to extend its deepest gratitude to the Arts Council England, Blackheath Halls, the Nicholas Boas Charitable Trust, St Laurence Church, Catford and the Oleg Prokofiev Trust.
26th Sep ‘Communing with Nature’ . Huw Montague Rendall & Jocelyn Freeman at St Laurence Church, Catford. Viardot, Poulenc, Fauré
22nd Oct Song Masterclass at the 1901 Arts Club with Laurent Naouri
27th Oct ‘Histoires Naturelles’ at Blackheath Halls. Anna Stéphany & Sholto Kynoch. Ravel, Mahler, Saint-Saëns
23rd Nov ‘Voyage’ at Blackheath Halls. Jonathan McGovern & Josephine Goddard. Viardot, Poulenc, Duparc
12th Dec ‘An Advent Calendar of Song’ from Mark Padmore and Jocelyn Freeman at St Laurence Church, Catford.