Formally organized on the 12th of August in 2006, the Ars Cantica Ensemble is a choral group composed of young professionals from different university choirs who want to spread the Word of God through musical talent and commitment to service.

In just a year, the Ars Cantica Ensemble has already developed a diverse repertoire, ranging from classical songs, sacred hymns, and Filipino and international songs. On its first attempt at competitions in 2007, the group won Second Runner-Up in the prestigious PAGCOR Chorale Festival and was chosen as one of the top five winners in the Paskong Himig sa Lungsod ng PASIG Chorale Competition.

In December 2007, the Ars Cantica Ensemble was the featured choir at the Opening Ceremonies of the Amazing European Union Christmas held at The Podium, Ortigas and was one of the choirs invited to grace the Sing For Me Project of the Department of Social Welfare and Development. They had their first TV appearance on the Christmas Eve episode of The Sobrang Gud Nite Show on Qtv.

In February 2010, the Ars Cantica Ensemble bested other choirs to win First Runner-Up in the Sa ‘Yo Lamang Chorale Fest, a choral competition sponsored by ABS-CBN and Star Records. In line with this, the group recorded two tracks in the inspirational album, Sa ‘Yo Lamang, produced by Ms. Jamie Rivera under Star Records, which included a duet with singer Juris for the theme song of the movie Sa ‘Yo Lamang, produced by Star Cinema. The Sa ‘Yo Lamang album, which features other artists such as Eric Santos, Aiza Seguerra and Chin-Chin Gutierrez, among others, has been endorsed by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).

Furthermore, the group had the privilege to be part of the Pasinaya 2011 held on February 6 at the CCP, joining the Philippine Madrigal Singers and other prestigious choral groups in singing “Mi Ultimo Adios” and “Bayan Ko” in the finale.

As a testimony to its spiritual commitment and unwavering dedication to its music ministry, the Ars Cantica Ensemble continues to serve at the Shrine of Mary Queen of Peace (EDSA Shrine); Santo Niño de Paz Chapel (Greenbelt) in Makati; at the Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Chapel and at the Chapel of the Eucharistic Lord (SM Megamall Atrium) in Mandaluyong.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Thanksgiving Party 2015

Thanksgiving Party

Photos Courtesy of:
Arnel Vibar & EJ De Leon

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Auditions Ongoing!

Do you have an ear for music and a desire to serve the Lord
through singing at the Holy Mass?

Then join us! 

Auditions are held every first, second, and fourth Sundays

of the month at the Our Lady Queen of Peace
(EDSA) Shrine.
Interested applicants may approach any member
of the choir after the 12:15 p.m. Mass.

Please be ready with an a cappella song and a cheerful heart!

For advanced schedule notice, please contact our
President, Mr. Arnel Vibar at 0920-9616817.

We're looking forward to having you in our family!


The Ars Cantica Ensemble also serves at the Santo Niño de Paz Chapel

(Greenbelt) in Makati; at the Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Chapel and
at the Chapel of the Eucharistic Lord
(SM Megamall Atrium) in Mandaluyong.

Papal Visit 2015

By God's grace, some of our members had the privilege to be part of the Papal Mass Grand Choir that was held on the 18th of January 2015 at the Quirino Grandstand.

The experience was overwhelming and will forever be cherished!

Viva il Papa!  To God be the Glory!

The Rehearsals and Preparations:

The Pope's Concluding Mass:

*Photos courtesy of Mammu Chinn

Simbang Gabi 2014

ACE's Simbang Gabi services at the SM Megamall Chapel and at the EDSA Shrine:

*Photos courtesy of Mammu Chinn
*A few photos taken from the Facebook Page of the Chapel of the Eucharistic Lord (SM Megamall)

Sunday, February 15, 2015

EDSA Shrine's 25th Anniversary Concert

In line with the celebration of the EDSA Shrine's 25th Anniversary, our choir was one of the groups that participated in the concert that was held at the Meralco Theater last December 15.

Photos courtesy of Mammu Chinn

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The First!

Our first recording for our first-ever CD!

SFX Studio, Ateneo De Manila University

Photos courtesy of Mammu Chinn

Saturday, June 21, 2014

ACE Retreat 2014

ACE Retreat with Fr. Stephen

*Photos courtesy of Mammu Chinn

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Bon Voyage, Ed V.!

Despedida Party for our dear choirmate, Ed Vargas

*Photos courtesy of Mammu Chinn

"Journey" sung by Lea Salonga
All photos taken from Ed V.'s Facebook account
- ACE Photos courtesy of Mammu Chinn
- Other photos owned by Ed V. and his friends

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Thanksgiving Party 2013

Thanksgiving Party

Photos courtesy of Mammu Chinn

Saturday, February 15, 2014