Akapela Open is a competition for contemporary* a capella singing. It is a project spearheaded by The Music School of Ryan Cayabyab. This competition is deemed to be the first of its kind in the country.
To promote the love for contemporary a cappella singing and the appreciation for vocal harmony performance
To provide a venue for new arrangements of the Philippine and international contemporary vocal music
To provide growth experiences for singers and arrangers
To cultivate a community of contemporary* a cappella singers
AKAPELA OPEN 2014 Champion
'Pino' in Pinopela stands for 'pine', for trees that grow in temperate Baguio City, hometown to all eight members who proudly trace their roots in choral singing to their days with the St. Louis University Glee Club. 'Pino' also stands for 'fine', a word that aptly describes the superb quality of the sound produced by Pinopela, second placers in Akapela Open 2013, ultimately becoming the grand champion in 2014.
AKAPELA OPEN 2013 Champion
Acapellago is a group of 5 singers first formed in Bulacan in 2012. The group joined "Talentadong Maloleno" in the same year and won as the Grand Champion. In 2013, they reigned as the very first champion of Akapela Open. Having a number of guestings in TV shows and corporate events, and continuing to create and perform new a cappella music, Acapellago was recently awarded by the province of Bulacan as one of the recipients of the "Gintong Kabataan 2014" (Golden Youth Award 2014.
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