Red River Chorale to present Christmas concert

Red River Chorale will present a ┬áChristmas concert, “Joie au Monde” (Joy to the World), at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, 626 4th St., Downtown Alexandria

Familiar Christmas carols and hymns as well as the Baroque cantata, “The Newborn Babe” by Dietrich Buxtehude, to be sung in German. A string quartet will also accompany some selections.

Red River Chorale is directed by Burt Allen, coordinator of music at Northwestern State University, and accompanied by Lynn Bauman, organist and choirmaster at the Cathedral.