On Wednesday, Jan., 12, 2011, many people gathered in the Everest-Rohrer Auditorium for the JJ Heller concert presented by Bethel Social Life. Heller and her husband, Dave, performed many of their own songs as well as sharing stories behind the meanings of the songs. They told stories about their daughter and personal testimonies. It was a night full of laughter, good music, and worship.
“I thought the concert was amazing,” said sophomore Michelle Stoller. “She and her husband were so funny and talented.”
The concert was announced during the 2010 fall semester. The first 50 students to sign up to go to the concert received free tickets.
“I went because a friend had an extra ticket,” said sophomore Trisha Miller. “I am very glad I went.”
Heller began her full-time music career in 2003. Since then she has toured and recorded full-length records. In 2009, Heller got her big break when a contestant on the FOX show “So You Think You Can Dance” used her song “Your Hands” as their audition music. A radio station out of Huston, Texas liked the song and began to play Heller’s music on a regular basis. Other radio stations across the country also began playing her music as well as some television shows.
“I had heard her song ‘Your Hands’ through my roommate last year.” said sophomore Julie Reichenbach. “Knowing her music is what made me want to go to her concert. I really enjoyed it.”