For many who knew David Krohn as the boy who loved to sing with his father Rabbi/Cantor Philip Krohn* at Gomley Chesed Congregation, the man they heard at the Simon Family JCC on Saturday, May 11 was a delightful reminder.
“David was always comfortable singing in front of a crowd, because he has done so since he was little,” says his mother, Susan Krohn. As a boy, he sang on the Bema, and performed with the Hurrah Players, and with the Virginia Children’s Chorus. His impressive resume since leaving The Peabody School of Music and then Juilliard has taken him all over the world to perform, and he is now a regular with the Seattle Opera.
For his Virginia Beach performance, entitled “Songs from My Heritage,” Krohn selected songs of special meaning to him, from religious to Gershwin, Bernstein and Mahler. Before and after each piece, he shared the song’s history and his personal attachment. Krohn was accompanied on piano by Chuck Woodward, music director at Ohef Sholom Temple, and artistic director of Virginia Chorale.
The 28-year-old Krohn was the final performance in this season’s Performing Arts at the J, presented by Leah Wohl.*
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*of blessed memory
by Leslie Shroyer