Just a reminder:  The Soirée is on Friday December 8 starting at 5:30 and going to 6:30-6:45 at most.  The venue is ERUUF Sanctuary, the same as the last two Soirées.  The best directions are on their website:


For anyone who has not played at the soirée before, it is very informal  and I stay with the younger students as they perform.  Mistakes are excused and stopping and starting often happens.  It’s not a competition and no-one is judging the performances.  Parents can video their own student(s) discreetly.  No food is allowed in the Sanctuary, and no drinks other than water in a sealed bottle.  No little ones running around.  There is a glass front withdrawal room so anyone with toddlers or babies can sit in there and still see the concert.

I am pretty sure everyone has their pieces almost ready for December 8.  At the moment there will be 23 performers!  Hope everyone can come and stay warm and well.

I have sent a few invitations to friends and I include the wording on the invitation below in case you also want to invite friends and family.

Even if you are not performing please try to come and support your colleagues.  The Soirées are a lovely informal time when students see each other playing for the first time, and families can meet each other.

You are Invited!

To the Flourishing Muse Studio Holiday Soirée.

Come and hear my students play pieces they have learned this year, all the way from Eency Weency Spider to a Beethoven Sonatina.

When?  December 8, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Where?  ERUUF Sanctuary 4907 Garrett Rd, Durham, NC 27707

Contact? Lorna Collingridge 919 599 9372

No Charge

The Sanctuary at the Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is a lovely airy space with a grand piano and tiered seating, a perfect venue for a concert.  ERUUF is a non-denominational organization where all people are welcome.  It is situated on a well treed campus off Garrett Road.  The best way to find directions is on their website:


Please Join us on December 8!