Philadelphia Tribune staff writer Bobbi Booker caught up with Bobby the week before Christmas and reported on his latest success, the release of his holiday CD, My Best for Him – A Bobby Hill Christmas. The article, “Life for pope singer Bobby Hill includes top-selling holiday CD,” begins:
Local choir boy Bobby Hill had not planned for a solo presentation in 2015 for Pope Francis at the World Meeting of Families Festival in Philadelphia.
Hill, had already sang with the Keystone[state] Boys Choir[sic], and after their performance, their director was asked to pick a vocalist to entertain for a one-minute break.
Within moments, Hill delivered an impromptu a capella rendition of Pie Jesu. Upon conclusion, he gave the Pope a rock from Antarctica – a gift on behalf of his choir plucked from the ground during a trip with the group in 2009.
The Pope smiled and gave him a blessed rosary. Actor Mark Wahlberg, serving as the event host, immediately lauded Hill as “the voice of an angel.”
Read the rest of the story from December 23 on the PhillyTrib website.