Lee Yuk Chuan
Mr Lee is a well-known conductor in Singapore. He began conducting choirs and orchestras since the 1950s when he was in his early twenties. His talents and skills in conducting choir and composing music were enhanced with the acquisition of qualifications in violin, singing and music theory from the Royal College of Music. He aims to dedicate his work to promoting choir, orchestra performances as well as local song compositions. His remarkable achievements in these fields have earned him the top position in the Choral Association (Singapore) and Association of Composers (Singapore). He is also the President of Musicians Society of Singapore.
He was conferred the outstanding Public Service Medal (PBM) by the Singapore President in year 2001. In year 2002, he received the “Meritorious Award” by the Composers and Authors Society of Singapore Ltd (COMPASS) and in year 2012, COMPASS presented him the “COMPASS Lifetime Achievement Award” for his valuable continuous contributions to the music scene of Singapore.
Melo Art Choir
At the core of the Melo Art Choir is a shared love for music and singing. Its 60 members come together to practise, perform and share their love for singing. Since its establishment in 1968, the choir has grown into a well-established group in Singapore.
Under the mentorship of conductor Lee Yuk Chuan, the choir has performed on both locally and internationally. In Singapore, the choir has performed on numerous occasions such as SingChoir-2015, the Eternal Yearning concert organized by local song writers and artistes, fund-raisers for cancer patients etc. The choir also has concert toured to many overseas countries and cities, such as Eastern Europe, Malaysia, Taipei and mainland China. In Lhasa, the choir together with other choir groups, were invited to sing at the welcoming ceremony of the Beijing Olympics.
Yearly, Melo Art Choir holds many concerts. To-date, the choir remains as one of the most active groups in Singapore.