Enjoy an evening of yuletide when the magical combination of a chorus and a cathedral converge in a musical performance called Christmas by Candlelight. Lafayette’s premier choral group, Chorale Acadienne, along with the Ascension Episcopal Middle School Choir, will present this program under the direction of John Frank Reeve. The chorale will perform traditional and contemporary Christmas carols along with a selection of choruses from Handel’s Messiah in the beautiful Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in downtown Lafayette. The sixty-voice chorale will be accompanied by an orchestra and organ in the traditional Christmas season musical opening event. Two performances: December 3 and December 6. 7:30 pm at 515 Cathedral Street. Tickets are available at choralacadienne.com or (337) 349-5342.