Wednesday Night at Our House (WNAOH) returns to the Performing Arts Society concert series for another evening of songs from the a cappella tradition. On this outing, the group will feature music from twelve countries including the U.S. Their selections will range from the devout (Rachmaninoff’s mesmerizing “Bogoroditse Devo”), to the meditative (John Russell’s “Who has Seen the Wind”, composed to a poem by Christina Rossetti), to the jazzy (the Swingle Singers’ take on Lassus’ “Bon Jour, Mon Coeur”), with many other stops in styles and genres along the way.
International songs in the concert program celebrate the a cappella tradition from Russia, Spain, Italy, England, Japan, Zambia, South Africa and Australia. Two American pop songs from the ‘30s and ‘50s for a cappella quartet provide additional spice to the program. The American tradition is well represented by a lovely arrangement of “All the Pretty Horses” and the upbeat audience favorite “Nelly Bly”, among others.
The concert is free, although donations are gratefully accepted. There will be one performance only, Friday May 11, at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd., in Redding. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
The Redding Performing Arts Society is a contributing member of the Shasta County Arts Council.