Music enthusiasts show real spirit
David Small, right, rehearses with members of the new musical group Con Spirito.
TWO Aberdeen music students have taken their passion for tunes and theatre a step further than most – by launching their own group. And all of the hard work by David Small, 20, and Ailsa Fowler, 21, is set to bear fruit at Con Spirito’s premiere show tomorrow night. But co-founder David, the show’s musical director, said the group came about almost by accident. He said: “A couple of my friends just got together for a sing-song and we ended up developing it and making it as it is. We just thought ‘let’s do a show, why not?’”. The performance of Raise Your Voice is sure to be a belter, with the first act made up of musical theatre favourites – such as Somewhere Over The Rainbow – and the second act the group’s take on contemporary hits. Although David has tread the boards before, this show, at Torry’s St Fitticks Parish Church at 7.30pm, will mark his production debut. “We have had challenges,” he said. “We’re rehearsing at Ailsa’s house, which is okay to get together and sing, but when you’re putting on a show, you really need rehearsal space. “The other challenge has been musically. Some of the songs are challenging for the group and myself. But we’ve got to a very good standard.” David said his varied, 12-strong cast were raring to go. “We have beginners, intermediates and advanced level singers,” he said. “We’ve got a couple of music performance graduates and some people who just enjoy singing,” he said. And he pointed to the