David Xiques

Name: David Xiques
Voice type: Tenor/Assistant Chorus Director
SFS Chorus member since: 1996
Music schools you attended: Holy Names University; Millersville University in Millersville, PA.

I began singing: At age 5

Musical inspirations: My wonderful professors at Millersville University

If I were not a professional singer, I might be a: Chef, or fly fishing guide

Favorite composers: Bach, Mozart, Mahler, Whitacre, Debussy, Sch├╝tz, Poulenc, Brahms

Favorite vocal works are: Bach’s Mass in B Minor; Mahler’s Symphony No. 2; Mozart’s Mass in C minor; John Adams A Flowering Tree

When I’m not working, I enjoy: Fly Fishing, cooking, hiking the Bay Area Ridges with my partner, Will, and dog, Rafa

Recent reading: Fly fishing magazines; Inside of a Dog, by Alexandra Horowitz

On my CD player/iPod: John Denver!

Favorite things about the Bay Area: The tremendous diversity of its people, the delicious restaurants, the proximity to good fishing, the parks, and the active cultural life