Created in 1981,
it represents in the capital of Cantabria the
traditional essence of Ronda. At the present time the
group is formed by some thirty man voices, heterogenous
human group of the labor world (metallurgy, construction,
administration, education…), whose components dedicate
part of their free time to the maintenance of the song
tradition, by the study, preparation and diffusion of
songs selected carefully between the learned ones of
alive voice of the musical knowledge of the town or the
publication extracted ones widely recognized of the
extensive "popular song book" of Cantabria, or of the
prepared by prestigious composers interested in the
folklore of our comunity.
Few are the corners of our regional geography at which songs has
not arrived with its particular style, of “Liébana” to “Castro
Urdiales”, from “Reinosa” to “Santander”, of “Cabuérniga” to
“Vega de Pas”.
Also it has taken to the witness of our song by Spain and the
foreigner, thus confirming his work and its way different to
interpret the song of Cantabria.
This choral counts on the implantation of the MARZAS and
its petitionary songs of the last day of February, in the city
of “Santander”, tradition recovered and maintained year after
year, from his creation. And in the same line of encounter with
the tradition, the round at night of San Juan, the 23th
of June, celebrating the solstice of summer, being restored
definitively in 1987, in which it was for the first time carried
out by the streets of the city.
WITH THE CITY COUNCIL OF SANTANDER:
represented in special the council of Santander, among other
many occasions, in the visit to the “Axarquía” (Malaga), the
summer of 1988; in the “Foire Expo de Saint-Brieuc” (Britain,
France) in two times, 1988 and 1990; in the day of the “Concejo
de Palencia”, the summer of 1991; in the “Expo de Sevilla”,
1992; in the visit to “Talavera de la Reina” and “Toledo” by the
Choir in 1996.
RELATION WITH INSTITUTIONS: The “Coro Ronda Altamira”
has collaborated with Institutions like the Regional Government,
the University of Cantabria, the International University of
Menéndez Pelayo, “Caja Cantabria”, “Banco Santander”, Intermón,
A.D.I.C., among others.
THE CANTABRIA HOUSES: The houses of Cantabria in Seville
(1992 and 2001), Cadiz (1993), Burgos(1996), Oviedo (1997 - 98),
Logroño (1999), Pamplona (Navarra) (1998 and 2002), in different
occasions in Guadalajara, and specially in Madrid, they have
recognized the activity of the group in the numerous