Community Light Orchestra – Concert of Light Classics & Music from the Shows

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Date(s) - 22/05/2022
4:00 pm

St Mary's Church



Concert of Light Classics & Music from the Shows
Conductor – Roger Jones.  Leader – Cecilia Metherell.
+ Solo piano – Acer Smith
Acer will be playing music by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Brahms and Bartok.

Sunday, 22nd May 2022 at 4.00pm.
St Mary’s Church, Church St, Hadleigh. IP7 5DT

Admission Free – with retiring collection in aid of
FIND (Families in need) & St Mary’s restoration & improvemnet fund.  &  Facebook

Poster for Community Light Orchestra Concert May 22, St Mary's church Hadleigh

Pianist - Acer Smith

Acer Smith

Acer Smith – Biography
Aged 15, Acer is delighted to have been asked to play as guest soloist for the Community Light Orchestra’s charity concert at Hadleigh Parish Church in May. A pupil at Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham, Acer is deputy leader of the first Orchestra directed by Head of Music Richard Hanley and the String Group under Cal Fell. He also leads the Mills Quartet who reached the semi-finals of the Pro-Corda National Chamber Music Competition.

Acer started violin lessons at the age of 5 years with Cal Fell who also taught him piano from the age of 6 years. He moved rapidly through the ABRSM grades, taking grade 8 in piano and violin on reaching High School. He is studying violin at diploma level and now studies piano with Christine Stevenson RCM and plans to take his ARSM piano diploma this Summer.

Acer has been a member of the County Music Service during which time he led the Suffolk Young Strings performance at Snape Maltings. From 2016, he has attended the Pro Corda Music School at Leiston Abbey studying piano and violin under Andrew Quartermain. He has also taken part in numerous musical competitions.

In 2018 Acer was awarded an Organ training bursary with the East Anglian Academy for Early Music and is taught by Julian Larkin. He has also received a grant from the Ed Sheeran Suffolk Music Foundation for the past two years for which he is very grateful.