December 15, 2009

Rapides Parish Events

The Red River Chorale will present its annual Christmas concert this Thursday evening, December 17, 2009, at 7:00 P.M. at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, in Fourth Street, near Elliott Street. (See the beautiful concert poster attatched.)

The concert will feature a short cantata by Dietrich Buxtehude, a Baroque German composer. The composition, Das Neugeborne Kindelein (The Newborn Babe,) will be sung in German. The remainder of the concert will consist of carols both familiar and unfamiliar, in beautiful arrangements, sung to the accompaniment of the Reuter pipe organ, the Bechstein concert grand piano, and a string quartet.

There will be a reception after the concert in Xavier Hall. All in attendance are invited to attend.

Tickets to the concert are only $10 for adults and $5 for students. They may be purchased from any Chorale member, or by calling the Chorale office at 484-4463.

Consider what lovely Christmas gifts concert tickets would be, either for this concert, or for the next one, "The French Connection," on Thursday, March 18, 2010, under the direction of Lynn Bauman and featuring the Durufle' Requiem, as well as other works by French composers, including Jean Racine's lovely Cantique.

For tickets or for more information, call the office at (318) 484-4463.

December 03, 2009

Shop Webster Parish December 4-6

Webster Parish Tourism invites you to the Webster Parish Trade Days Holiday Extravaganza in Minden.

On Friday, December 4 through Sunday, December 6, Webster Parish welcomes you to join us for the largest holiday extravaganza ever. The Webster Parish Trade Days offers unique crafts, holiday gift specials, original art works, antiques, trinkets to treasures, food vendors, bake sales, and much more.

Don’t worry about the weather. The Webster Parish Trade Days Holiday Extravaganza offers inside shopping at the Woods Convention Center at 214 Miller Street in downtown Minden. Admission is $3.00 for the weekend and free on Friday.

The Webster Parish Trade Days will be held the first Saturday weekend of each month beginning in 2010.

For more information call 318.518.4176.