The Mapua Cardinal Singers
Date: February 17, 2010
Category: College and University Choirs
Category: School Choirs
Location: Intramuros, Manila, Philippines
The Mapúa Cardinal Singers, formerly known as the Mapua Concert Singers, is the official resident choir of the Mapua Institute of Technology, Intramuros, Manila, Philippines. The group is composed of male and female members who are passionately dedicated to the choral art.
In 2004, they joined Harmonies, a choral festival which was sponsored by University of Santo Tomas. In 2005, they joined the National Music Competitions for Young Artists, (College Choir Category). The Metro Chorale in 2006, sponsored by DLSU Chorale and Colors of Worship in 2006 and 2008, organized by the Manila Chamber Singers. The group joined the 4th World Choir Games, formerly the 4th Choir Olympics, which was held in Xiamen, China in 2006. The group garnered two Silver Olympic medals with two Gold Diplomas in two different categories (Folklore Acapella and Mixed Chamber Choir Category). They also garnered two Gold Prize Awards to an international choral competition “A Voyage of Song 2007” in Pattaya, Thailand, (Mixed Chamber Choir and Folk Category). They also won First Prize at the 3rd Manila Cathedral-Basilica Pipe Organ Festival Choral Competition last December 2008. They also joined the MBC Paskong Pinoy National Choral Competition December 2009. They are also part of a choral festival called “Mundawit Choral Festival”. They garnered silver and gold prize award at the 2011 Hong Kong International Youth and Children's Choir Festival.
Today, to be at par with the outstanding choral groups locally and abroad and to meet the new global challenges and standards of choral music and artistry of today,the group re-established itself and changed its name to Mapúa Cardinal Singers,. The group is under the hands of Prof. Angelito E. Ayran Jr.
From here on, the group continues to work for excellence and further accomplishments, carrying with them the name of their Alma Mater and high hopes for distinction and success.