“Imusicapella” Chamber Choir – Imus City, Cavite Province, The Philippines

Formed in 2002, “Imusicapella” is a church choir based at the Our Lady of the Pillar Parish in Imus City, Cavite. The choir regularly sings at the Imus Cathedral and St. Peregrine Chapel.

They have successfully represented the Philippines by winning a total of fourteen (14) first prizes and four (4) Grand Prix awards in some of the world’s most prestigious choral competitions such as: 33rd Takarazuka International Chamber Choir Contest 2017, Japan,  63rd Guido d’Arezzo International Polyphonic Competition 2015, Italy, 52nd International Choral Competition Castle of Porcia, Spittal an der Drau 2015, Austria, 8th Busan Choral Festival and Competition 2013 South Korea, 40th Florilege Vocal de Tours 2011 France, 9th International Choirdays Mainhausen 2011 Germany, 5th and 6th Harmonie Festival Lindenholzhausen Germany (2005, 2011),1st California International Choral Festival & Competition 2007 USA, 43rd Montreux International Choral Festival 2007 Switzerland, 1st Mundus Cantat International Choir Festival Sopot 2005 Poland, 10th Festival Choral International de Neuchatel 2003 Switzerland.


Tristan Caliston Ignacio is the founder and conductor of “Imusicapella”. He has led the choir in winning top prizes at national and international choral competitions. Graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Tourism at the University of Santo Tomas in 2003, he was a member of the UST Singers. He was a recipient of the 2009 Gawad Hen.Emilio Aguinaldo, the highest honors awarded by the Province of Cavite for his outstanding achievements in the field of music as well as the 2009 Col. Jose S Tagle Award given by the City of Imus as one of the Most Outstanding Imuseño. In 2012, he was an Ani ng Dangal Awardee in the field of music honoured by the National Commission on Culture and the Arts. He is also the winner of the 2015 Günther-Mittergradnegger Preis for the best interpretatipon of a contemporary choral work in Spittal, Austria, the 2011 Conductor’s Prize at the 6th Harmonie Festival in Lindenholzhausen, Germany and the 2007 Conductor’s Prize for the best interpretation of a contemporary choral work in Marktoberdorf, Germany.