Saturday, June 04, 2022

Rondallas kick off the carnival contests

Concurso de Rondallas

The Rondallas begin the calendar of competitions, on Saturday, June 4 at 5:00 p.m., on the emblematic Guimerá Theater stage.

Participating groups, in order, will be:

  1. Las Valkirias
  2. Peña del Lunes 1965
  3. Unión Artística El Cabo
  4. Masa Coral Tinerfeña
  5. Asociación Mamel’s
Rondallas de Tenerife are a male or mixed choir and their repertoire contains elements of opera, zarzuela (operetta-like Spanish lyric-dramatic genre that alternates between spoken and sung scenes) and world music.

The format of these choir groups is reportedly unique to Tenerife, in that there are no references to anything equal elsewhere in the world and they are entirely different to the Medieval Spanish definition of a Rondalla as a stringed instrument ensemble. 

Some carnival events can be followed online via CarnavalTVC.