Tactus SF Music Director Elizabeth Kimble will be stepping down from her role in June 2024, following our concert at the biennial Berkeley Early Music Festival and Exhibition this summer. Ms. Kimble, who has led Tactus SF since 2021, is currently finishing a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and will be increasingly engaged in that work, while maintaining aspects of her musical life as composer, conductor, singer, and teacher.
Tactus SF currently in the process of evaluating candidates to fill our Music Director position to continue our music-making into the fall. Watch this space for updates.

    Elizabeth Kimble

    Elizabeth Kimble is a composer, soprano, conductor, and teacher. She became the Music Director of Tactus SF in August 2021, and was the Assistant Conductor of the International Orange Chorale of San Francisco from 2012-2020. She performs with a wide variety of ensembles including the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Gaude, and the California Bach Society. Her music has recently been performed by St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Burlingame CA, the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, SF Sound, Trinitas Vocal Ensemble, Cappella SF, and the International Orange Chorale of San Francisco. Elizabeth holds a master's degree Composition from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and bachelor degrees in Composition and Vocal Performance from Baldwin-Wallace University. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, and is pursuing a MA in Counseling Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute.

    Jonathon Hampton

    Jonathon Hampton directed Tactus SF in its fourth year from June 2019 through June 2020. Having directed choirs for 15 years, Hampton is a unique and versatile conductor and professional singer. He is also a conductor of choruses at East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, San Francisco Youth Chorus, and San Francisco Early Music Society's summer Music Discovery Workshop and Youth Collegium. Hampton was previously a director for the GRAMMY-winning Pacific Boychoir where, for 14 years, he taught and toured internationally with choristers of all ages. He revived the children’s choir as Director of Choristers at Grace Church in Newark (NJ) over two seasons, and founded two choruses in affiliation with his Alma mater, Cornell University. Hampton has been guest conductor of several ensembles across the country and also spent five years with Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute, coordinating international music education programs. He also performs professionally as an alto, tenor, and baritone with such choral ensembles as American Bach Soloists, San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Cappella SF, Schola Adventus, and the Grace Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys. Additionally, Hampton performs as a popular music soloist and is an arts consultant.

    Tanmoy Laskar

    Founding director of Tactus, Tanmoy Laskar is currently a post-doctoral astrophysicist at the University of Bath, UK. Tanmoy has been directing student and community chamber choirs since 2005 and also founded two Renaissance chamber choirs in Cambridge, MA (Tactus Ensemble and the Summer Seasonals). Several years of Summer Seasonals performances are available on YouTube, and the 2015 Summer Seasonals concert can be viewed in its entirety on-line. Tanmoy has previously sung with the Trinity Singers of Cambridge University during his NatSci undergrad years, and with The Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus, the Harvard Glee Club, and the Choral Fellows of the Harvard University Choir, while pursuing his PhD from 2009 to 2015.

    Tanmoy is also an active composer, writing both instrumental music in the Classical style, and choral works, predominantly using Renaissance polyphony. His compositions have been premiered by leading choral ensembles including the Harvard University Chorus, the Choral Fellows of Harvard's Memorial Church, the Appleton Compline Choir, and Boston-based Convivium Musicum. A catalogue of his works is available on line, and recordings are available on SoundCloud