Thursday, June 21, 2012

Choir concert at San Ildefonso

On Father's Day (June 17th) the choir performed at the Anfiteatro Simón Bolívar in the Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso.

Our program was similar to the concert in the Sala Carlos Chávez back in April, with Cloudburst by Erick Whitacre added to the mix.

The backdrop of the stage is Diego Rivera's first mural, "Creation," painted in 1922. A male (bottom right) and a female (bottom left) figure represent Adam and Eve. The figures on the right side represent knowledge (in the blue and gold cloak), erotic poetry, tradition, tragedy, and the four cardinal virtues: prudence, justice, restraint/temperance, and courage/fortitude. The figures on the left represent music, song, comedy and dance as well as three theological virtues: charity, hope and faith. The figures at the top right and left represent science and wisdom. (Explanation based on this site). 

*All photos taken by Edson. Thanks! 

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