1 July, 2022
Collie’s Saturday soirée
Last month, musicians graced the Collie Country Women’s Association (CWA) hall for an afternoon soirée.
Initiated by Helen Murray from the Collie
CWA, the soirée was filled with performances from
children through to professionals.
“We were asked if we could put on a musical soirée,
and we thought it would be really nice to highlight and
celebrate some of our students,” said local musician and
music educator Frances Evans.
“We wanted to showcase some of the newer students
as well as some of the more advanced, to show the
growth students develop when learning music.”
To make the afternoon extra special, Ms Evans invited
her mother Carole Wilson to sing with her.
talking about music and it being inter-generational, so I
wanted to perform in the same concert together. I learnt
my love of music from her, and just to add that special
touch, we did.
“Emma Wass who’s a mum also sang, as her children
were part of the ensemble, which was really beautiful.”
The afternoon gathered around 50 audience members,
and to finish off the day, teachers Nick and Frances
Evans performed a number of duets.
“I think it’s really important for children to see their
teachers perform,” said Ms Evans.
The soirée was catered by the Collie CWA group,
and was beautifully directed with fresh roses and greenery,
curiosity of Mrs Murray’s garden.
Ms Evans was grateful for the warm and inviting audience, and is looking forward to performing again soon.