Prof. Lester Frederick G. Delgado is a graduate of University of Santo Tomas Conservatory of Music with a degree, Bachelor of Music major in Choral Conducting under Prof. Ricardo Mazo. He finished his Master in Music at the St. Paul University under the tutelage of Prof. Eudenice Palaruan and graduated magna cum laude. He is now taking up his Doctoral of Musical Arts.
For 10 years, Lester was the conductor and musical director of the St. John Bosco (SJB) Chorale. Under his leadership, the group won several choral competitions in the country and was champion at the Paskong Himig sa Pasig in 2005 and 2006. The group embarked International Concert tours in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Canada and Hong Kong from 2005-2008.
In March 2010, in a move to further improve his career as a professional conductor, he collaborated with the best musicians in the country to form the Vocalismo Choral Group (VCG). VCG is a professional performing group that is composed of young, talented and experienced musicians, singers and music enthusiasts, who showcases their versatility through performances in special events across the metro and abroad. It aims to evolve into a well-renowned performing group as their music inspires and touches the hearts of people all around the globe. The group was invited to perform in Macau, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Canada.
He is a professor at the Centro Escolar University Conservatory of Music and the conductor of the Centro Escolar University Singers-Makati, winner of Four (4) Gold Prizes at the 3rd Bali International Choral Competition in Bali, Indonesia in 2014.
He also conducts the Globe Voices@Work, the official choir of the Globe Telecommunication Company in the Philippines. The group also won Gold Prize and was given the Adjudicator’s Special Award at the 7th Winter Choral Competition in Hong Kong in 2016.
Aside judging prestigious choral competitions in the Philippines, he also gives choral workshops in different parts of the country. He was also invited to give choral clinics in Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau and Canada.
Knowing his mission in life, he composed 10 books for the Liturgical Celebration of the Catholic Church, the Misa Delgado Book Series. He is a professor, choral clinician, arranger, composer pianist and conductor.