Alata Harmonia Chorus Of Canada

Miss Lillian Sit 薛布女士

Lillian Sit

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Born into a family of musicians, Lillian was greatly influenced by her father Chuan-Yi Xue and mother Hat Ho who were both renowned classical singers. Following in the musical footsteps of her parents, Lillian attended a school affiliated with the Central Conservatory of Music in China and became a piano accompanist for the Sichuan Dance and Choral Troupe.

Lillian immigrated to Hong Kong and worked as a piano teacher before deciding to further her musical studies abroad and eventually moved to France in 1989. Her experience in France affirmed her strong interest and commitment to choral conducting and vocal performance. Her vocal training in France was under the tutelage of Edith Selig at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, and she studied conducting with Pierre Calmlet in CNR de Boulougne-Billancourt. She was awarded several diplomas, including the Diploma Superieur d’Execussion de Chant de ENMP, Le Prix de Direction de Choeur, Le Premiere Prix de Formation Musicale Superieur du CNR de Reueil-Malmaison and Le Premiere Prix d’Analyse.

During her stay in France, Lillian was actively involved in various soloists and choral groups. She was the conductor of the Epernon City Choir, which became one of the predominant choirs in the region. As a concert soprano, Lillian also presented a series of performances with pipe organist Jean-Yves Lacorne and flutist Isabelle Herbrard, receiving widespread acclaim. The trio also released a CD featuring sacred French music and hymns.

Ever since her immigration to Toronto in 1998, Lillian has been very active in the music scene. She is a member of the Toronto Heliconian Club, and has performed as both a soloist and in collaboration with other artists. In addition, Lillian was also the conductor for several different choral groups. In 2002, Lillian founded the Alata Harmonia Chorus of Canada and has since been its artistic director and conductor.

Lillian also obtained certificates in braille literary transcription and braille music transcription in order to welcome visually impaired individuals who share her love of music to Alata.