Thursday, August 12, 2010
Gil performs original music with the internationally renowned New York Choral Society
These videos are of live performances with the New York Choral Society under the direction of conductor Jack Goodwin. Sixty voices of the renowned New Your City Choral Society joined forces with Gil to perform in Oaxaca at the Macedonio Alcala, San Miguel de Allende at the Tercera Orden Church, and Teatro Juarez in Guanajuato. Original music included the compelling song Delfis composed in honor of Gil's mother.
Four years ago after reading a newspaper article about the women killed in Ciudad Juarez Gil wrote Lagrima del Toro using a metaphor of an impotent bull to express the powerlessness many people feel about these brutal murders. The victims have predominatly been young women, between 12 and 22 years of age. Many were students, and most were maquiladora workers and to this day these horrible crimes remain unsolved.
The song Xilitla commemorates a uniquely beautiful place in La Huasteca Potosina, a verdant jungle at sea level in the mountains.