Alata Harmonia Chorus Of Canada

Miss Lillian Sit 薛布女士

Lillian Sit Born into a family of musicians, Lillian was greatly influenced by of her father Xue Chuan-yi and mother He Ke, who were both renowned classical singers. After graduating from the high school affiliated to the Central Conservatory of Music in China, she became the piano accompanist for the Sichuan Dance and Choral Troupe, and studied music composing at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music. In 1989, after having been a piano teacher in Hong Kong for a number of years, Lillian furthered her music studies in France. Her experience in France affirmed her strong interest and commitment to choral conducting and vocal performance. She studied vocal under Edith Selig in the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris and choral conducting under Pierre Calmlet in CNR de Boulogne-Billancourt. She was awarded several diplomas, including the Diplôma Superieur d’Execussion de Chant de ENMP, Le Prix de Direction de Chœur, Le Première Prix de Formation Musicale Superieure du CNR de Reueil-Malmaison and Le Première Prix d’Analyse. During her stay in France, the Epernon City Choir grew to become one of the best choirs in the region when she was acting as conductor. She became an active member of various soloists and choral groups. As a concert soprano, Lillian performed a series of performances with pipe-organist Jean-Yves Lacorne and flutist Isabelle Hebrard, receiving widespread acclaim from the audience and the press. A CD of the Trio was released, featuring French sacred music and hymns.

After immigrating to Toronto in 1998, Lillian has become actively involved in music activities. She is a member of the Toronto Heliconian Club, and has distinguished herself in numerous concerts as a soloist and in performances with other artists, at the same time as conductor in different choral groups. In 2002, Lillian founded the Alata Harmonia Chorus of Canada and has since been its music director and conductor. Under her leadership, Alata has presented many successful concerts.