Name: Jimmy Kansau
Voice type: Tenor
SFS Chorus member since: 2012
Music school(s) you attended: San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Began singing: At eight years old.
Musical inspirations: My siblings.
If I were not a professional singer, I might be: An architect.
Favorite composers: Mozart, Puccini, Strauss, Rachmaninoff, Handel, Copland, Britten, Bizet, and Purcell.
Favorite vocal works: The ones I’m working on at the moment!
When I’m not working, I enjoy: gardening, household projects, my own music, and cooking.
Recent reading: Imagine by Jonah Lehrer. I thought it was truly insightful.
On my CD Player/iPod: Afro Venezuelan and Latin American music.
Favorite things to do in the Bay Area: Visiting Napa Valley, because of the food, weather, wine—you name it! Golden Gate Park is without comparison, with its museums and state-of-the-art architecture. When it’s sunny, the beaches are stunning. Culture here is everywhere!
Plus: I also work at the San Francisco Boys Chorus, where I’ve been trusted with the position of Vocal Training Director. I collaborate with other world class music directors to ensure the vocal health of the young voices that come to the institution. I also have my own project of Latin American songs reinterpreted with American jazz standards in mind. The album is coming up next year.
Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102
Mon - Fri: 10am - 6pm
Sat: Noon - 6pm
Sun: 2 hours prior to concerts
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