Alumna Judith Hill Performs for Women's History Month

Michael Jackson's Back-Up Singer performs at "For My Sister" concert

Apr. 1, 2011 By Brenda Velasco

Alumna Judith Hill, former back-up singer to Michael Jackson, performed at Biola University’s Women’s History month celebration concert turned benefit concert for Japan relief efforts. The sold out concert raised $1,200 in donations for CRASH — Christian Relief, Assistance Support, and Hope.

The March 24 show, named after the song “For My Sister,” which Hill wrote with Japanese pop star “Ai,” was a free concert open to the general public.

It was an evening of soulful music inspired by women artists across the ages. Hill was accompanied by the Biola Vocal Jazz and Jazz Combo Ensemble.

Hill graduated from Biola University in 2005 with a degree in music composition, having studied with John Browning of Biola's Conservatory of Music. Following her graduation in 2007, Hill toured the world singing with French pop star Michel Polnareff. She began a career as a singer-songwriter upon her return to the United States. In 2009, she was selected as one of Michael Jackson's back-up singers for his planned comeback "This Is It" tour. She performed at Jackson's memorial services on July 7, 2009 and attracted global attention when she sang the lead in the song "Heal the World." Hill is now working on her debut album with Dave Stewart.

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