By Vince Jacob Visaya
Soprano soloist Angelica Licudan of Isabela will represent the Philippines in the vocal solo competition at the 26th Annual World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) in Anaheim, California, USA in July 2023.
Licudan, a 33-year-old music teacher and vocal soloist, said her inspiration for joining the audition was perked up by her dream to represent the country.
“I am starting to achieve this dream. This is my chance and I will continue my quest for victory,” she said as she will be competing against bets from around 70 countries.
“My dream is within reach, I believe. I did not go there just to pass the audition because I prepared very hard and I was able to get one slot to represent the Philippines. I would be preparing and praying to win in the said world competition,” she said.
She was a member of the University of the Philippines-Manila Chorale that competed in the 2018 WCOPA and an alumna of the University of Baguio Choral Group. She is active in singing events in Northern Luzon as a member of the NorthSound Ensemble.
A native of the City of Ilagan and Gamu town in Isabela, Licudan used to be a member of the Laudate Dominum choral group that performs at the Diocese of Ilagan churches. #