Sunday, December 1st at 7:00PM
David Y. Koh and baritone Michael Adams will make their first appearance at Deerfield in a varied program of favorite Christmas arias, songs and carols for the popular Annual Christmas Recital. They will be accompanied by pianist Evelyn R. Larter, the church’s Director of Music.
David (Young Shik) Koh was born in Busan, Korea and moved to Southern California with his family two days after his 6th birthday. He attended the University of California, Santa Barbara and graduated with a B.A. in Business Economics and a minor in music. A year after he joined the work force, David realized that his love of classical music was too strong to ignore and he enrolled in Temple University’s Music Therapy program where he met voice teacher Philip Cho. With Dr. Cho’s urging, David changed his career path one last time and officially began his operatic career. David has sung with Opera Philadelphia, Opera New Jersey, Center City Opera Company, Opera Lancaster, Aspen Music Festival and School, Rose Valley Chorus and Orchestra, Delaware Choral Society, and The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, among several others. He is also an original member of the choral group, Soli Deo. Soli Deo performs concerts throughout the mid-Atlantic region for Korean-American communities. David is currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Temple University.
An outstanding vocalist with diverse instrumental abilities, Michael Adams’ development of musical aptitudes was a “family affair”. His father, Robert Adams, is a classically trained dramatic bass-baritone and his mother, Pam, currently is a professional flutist with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Michael completed his undergraduate in voice in May at Texas Christian University and moved to Philadelphia to study at the Academy of Vocal Arts, where he recently made his debut as Guglielmo in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte. In 2011, Michael was the baritone Young Artist Apprentice of the Fort Worth Opera. In 2013, he performed Don Giovanni at Texas Christian University then made his professional debut with Fort Worth Opera as The Lackey in “Ariadne Auf Naxos,” The Corporal in “The Daughter of the Regiment,” and Josh in “The Summer King” in Fort Worth Opera’s new Frontiers project followed by the title role of Eugene Onegin last summer at the Seagle Music Colony.
There is no admission charge for the recital; a freewill offering will be gratefully received. The recital will be followed by a “Meet the Artists” reception. For more information call (856) 455 1222