The Centurymen in Concert

Sunday, July 21

First Baptist Church Lewisville
Worship Center
Free Admission

6:30 pm Piano Artistry of Joseph Joubert
7:00 pm Concert

ABOUT THE CENTURYMEN

The CenturyMen, established in 1969, is an auditioned men’s chorus of professional Christian musicians from across the United States. Annually, the chorus gathers to present concert tours across the United States. In addition, the CenturyMen have taken numerous overseas concert tours and mission projects that have included performances in England, Wales, Scotland, Germany, Austria, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Switzerland, Israel, Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, Russia, Poland, Cuba, and the Czech Republic.

The CenturyMen have produced thirteen recordings and have been featured on radio programs such as The Baptist Hour, and Sounds of The CenturyMen. The NBC Television Network has broadcast three CenturyMen programs, Sounds of The CenturyMen, Sunday in Galilee, and China: Walls and Bridges (Emmy Award). In 1988, the China Central Television (CCTV) produced and broadcasted throughout the People’s Republic of China, a ninety minute special of The CenturyMen in concert performing traditional hymns, spirituals, and American folk songs.

A very special moment saw the CenturyMen as performing artists at the 1999 Dove Awards telecast where they were recognized for their outstanding leadership and contribution to church music. The Christmas CD, “Beautiful Star”, was awarded a Grammy 2000 nomination.

The CenturyMen’s 2001 East Coast tour included appearances at the United States Capitol, Washington DC’s Constitution Hall, and on the CBS Early Show; New York City appearances included the historic churches, Abyssinian Baptist Church and Riverside Church. In 2002, the concert tour included the internationally telecasted Hour of Power from The Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California, and the United States Air Force Academy.

The CenturyMen travelled to Cuba in 2016, presenting sacred concerts around the country and leading worship and music workshops in local Christian churches.

CENTURYMEN LEADERSHIP

Dr. CHARLES FULLER, Musical Director and Conductor
From Little Rock, Arkansas, Dr. Charles Fuller has been a part of the leadership team of The CenturyMen since 2003. He brings to his role as Music Director and Conductor of The CenturyMen over 30 years as a choral conductor, university administrator, and church musician. Dr. Fuller holds the BME degree in choral music from Baylor University, the MM degree in choral conducting from West Texas State University and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral music from Arizona State University. His teaching positions include Director of Choral Activities at East Texas Baptist University and Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities, and Dean of the School of Fine Arts at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas

JOSEPH JOUBERT, Associate Musical Director and Accompanist
Joseph Joubert is known for his unique and outstanding musical ver­satility. Born in Harlem, NY, he is the son of a Baptist minister from Louisiana. Mr. Joubert holds degrees in music from Manhattan School of Music, and he is based in New York City. He has appeared through­out the United States, Europe, India, and South Africa in classical, gospel, and pop music concerts as a solo pianist with major orches­tras. He has collaborated as accompanist/arranger with diverse artists such as Kathleen Battle, George Benson, Angela Brown, Judy Collins, Jennifer Holliday, Whitney Houston, Patti Labelle, Diana Ross, Ash­ford and Simpson, and The Broadway Inspirational Voices (conducted by Michael McElroy). Working with the artists Fantasia, Chaka Khan, and Bebe Winans, Mr. Joubert was pianist, associate conductor, and arranger for the Broadway musical The Color Purple. GIA Publica­tions, Hinshaw Music, Hal Leonard Publishing Company, Shawnee Press, and Silver Burdett Ginn are among the publishers of Mr. Joubert’s music. He was composer/arranger/producer for the school music series Making Music. He is the musical supervisor/arranger for the concert tours and PBS specials of Three Mo’ Tenors: and Three Mo’ Divas. Other Broadway credits include keyboardist and assistant conductor of the Tony winning Broadway show Billy Elliot; co-orches­trator for Alan Menken’s Leap of Faith; and associate conductor for Nice Work If You Can Get It, featuring the music of George Gershwin and starring Mathew Broderick; Currently the Music Director/Con­ductor for Motown The Musical. Joseph Joubert’s first solo CD Total Praise-Classic Hymns for Piano is released by GIA Publications.

RENEY PETERS JOUBERT, Guest Soloist
Renay Peters Joubert exemplifies today’s eclecti­cally experienced vocal musician. She has sung in concert and on recordings with many diverse groups and artists including The Moses Hogan Chorale, The Boy’s Choir of Harlem, Opera Ebony, The New York Ragtime Orchestra, Patti Austin, and Luther Vandross. As a lyric soprano, Ms. Peters has had starring roles in numerous opera productions including Trouble in Tahiti (Leonard Bernstein), La Tra­viata (Verdi), Don Pasquale (Donizetti), The Impresario (Mozart) and several world premiers of contemporary works. She appeared in the PBS special Aida’s Brothers & Sisters: Black Voices in Opera. Ms. Peters has sung before such notables as President Bill Clinton, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and the Archbishop of Canterbury. She first appeared as guest soloist with The CenturyMen on their concert tour of Brazil in 1999 and has participated in each of their tours since. A graduate of Manhattan School of Music, she is the wife of Joseph Joubert.

CINDY FULLER, Organist
Cindy Fuller holds Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education degrees from Baylor Univer­sity and a Master of Music degree with a Kodaly emphasis from Sam Houston State University. Although a voice major at Baylor, Cindy studied organ with Joyce Jones and also has a minor in organ from SHSU. For over thirty-five years, Cindy served nu­merous Baptist churches in Texas, Arizona and Arkansas as pianist, organist, and/or children’s choir director. Retired from seventeen years of teaching voice, elementary music methods courses, and ac­companying at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, she currently enjoys spending her time visiting with family and friends, reading, and volunteering. Cindy lives in Washington, D. C. with her husband, Charlie.

2019 CONCERT REPERTOIRE includes

“At the Cross”

Anniversary Mosaic (“Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”, “His Name Is Wonderful”, “O God Our Help In Ages Past”, “When We All Get To Heaven”)

“Every Time I Feel The Spirit”

“God Be With You Till We Meet Again”

“He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands”

“I’ll Fly Away”

“In The Sweet By and By”

“My Eternal King”

“My Tribute”

“Radioland”

“Rise Up, O Men of God”

“Sing To God”

“Total Praise”