NEWS & UPDATES
Hello, Contemporary A Cappella Family!
We're back and bigger this 2018!
Uploading and Semis/Live Audition dates TBA
FINALS on 20 October2018, CCP Main Theater
(Orientation, space adjustment on 18 October; Technical Run on 19 October)
To join this year's competition, check out our mechanics!
AKAPELA OPEN 2016 WINNERS
1st Prize Winner : Astrafellas
2nd Prize Winner : ConChords
3rd Prize Winner : DooWoop Sounds (Korea)
Best Arrangement :
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 & 2015 Champion
Acapellago is one of the most influential pop a capella groups in the Philippines today. The group leads in winning local and international a capella competitions such as:
-The "Akapela Open" in the Philippines, (the first & only group to win it twice)
-"A Capella Championships" in Singapore, Champions
-"AKA A Capella VIII" (Asia-Pacific A Cappella Championship League) in Singapore where they got the: Grand Champion, Best Bass Singer (Happy Laderas), Best Vocalist (Michelle Pascual) and the Audience Award
-"Vokal Total" in Austria where they bagged the: Ward Single Award (1st and overall Champions), Gold Prize (Pop Category) and the Audience Award, besting a capella groups all over the world.
Last year, they got seven (7) nominations at the 30th Awit Awards where they got the People's Choice (Favorite Group Artist) and the Best Vocal Arrangement for their first original single "Stars Are Aligned", which is included in the Philippine Popular Music (Philpop) songwriting competition in 2016. Aside from being one of the three international guests at the Hong Kong International A Capella festival in 2016, they are also the only pop a capella recipients of the "Ani Ng Dangal" (Harvest of Honors) for three consecutive years since 2015. They have already produced their 1st physical album entitled "Peroplano", and are now endorsers of a popular biscuit brand in the Philippines.
AKAPELA OPEN 2016 Champion
Astrafellas is an all-male contemporary group from Baguio City. The group's name originates from the latin term 'astra', which means star (representing the five members) and an English slang word 'fellas', meaning men or boys.
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