Posts Tagged ‘Cinque Cullar’

Cinque Cullar Tapped For 60th Anniversary Montgomery Bus Boycott Celebration

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Cinque and Solid GospelInternational Worship Leader Cinque Cullar joins local and national celebrities including Hillary Clinton, Reverend Freddy Haynes, Reverend Bernice King and other dignitaries gathering in Montgomery, Alabama for the week long festivities commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Mrs. Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her seat on December 1, 1955 positioned her as the face of the movement which gained worldwide attention bringing Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  to prominence.

Cullar, a graduate of Alabama State University will sing at the ecumenical prayer service held at the historic Dexter Avenue Baptist Church where Dr. King served in his first assignment as pastor.  “I am humbled to lend my gifts in the celebration commemorating the birth of the movement”, states Cullar. “I love Montgomery for its historicity and as an educator, I feel the necessity to make sure that we empower young people through the knowledge and appreciation of our history. The sacrifice and commitment of people like Mrs. Rosa Parks, Dr. King and others should never be forgotten. We are able to enjoy many opportunities not afforded to our parents and grandparents because of their hard work and dedication.”

In addition to the prayer service, a gospel concert will be held on Sunday December 6th at the Dunn Carter Acadome on the campus of Alabama State University.

Cullar continues touring supporting the release of his sophomore release Life and Worship Live In Sweden.

Cinque Cullar Takes Worship To The Nations

Friday, October 30th, 2015

While Cinque Cullar may have altered his look since we last saw him, we can rest assured that the worship remains intact.  The Chicago based worship leader is preparing for the release of Life and Worship, the follow up to his debut Letters to God that produced the singles Continual Praise and Let the Glory of the Lord.Cinque Cullar .

“I had some reservations about doing a live CD,” said Cullar.  “Letters to God was released almost three years ago, and I hadn’t given much thought to doing a new project, let alone a live CD.  I then thought, wait, I lead people in worship almost every Sunday of the year.  I can do this.  I had a Philippians 4:13 and Zechariah 4:6 moment.  Standing in God’s ability and not my own power gave me what I needed to honor God and do my part.”  Cinque is also proud to say that God served as executive producer of the project.  “It was a God thing, from start to finish.  The Lord opened the doors for us to go to Sweden, and when I tell you God ALWAYS has a witness, believe it.  The people came with open hearts and minds and great expectations; we had a very meaningful encounter. What you will hear is worship, unrestrained, free flowing and all that.

A radio single, Believer’s Declaration is making the rounds at radio as Cullar prepares to celebrate the CD Release with a concert in Chicago on November 14th.

Israel Houghton, Richard Smallwood & Anthony Brown Headline 30th Annual Chicago Gospel Fest

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Israel 1014On May 29 – 31, the largest free outdoor Gospel music festival celebrates 30 years in Chicago. This year’s Chicago Gospel Music Festival will feature over 30 performers including Israel Houghton and New Breed, Richard Smallwood and Vision, Anthony Brown & group therAPy, Marvin Sapp, Chicago’s own Ricky Dillard and New G, Anita Wilson, Jonathan McReynolds and Cinque Cullar and a 200 voice Peace Choir comprised of churches throughout the Chicagoland area.Smallwood

Donald Lawrence will helm a very special tribute to Bishop Walter Hawkins and Andrae Crouch featuring Bishop Rance Allen, Bryan Courtney Wilson, Lisa Page Brooks and Tasha Page Lockhart, Vanessa Bell Armstong, Krystle Murden and more.

A complete listing and lineup for the Chicago Gospel Music Festival can be found here

Dorinda Clark Cole Gathers Singers and Musicians In Chicago

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Chicago prepares to welcome the Rose of Gospel, Dr. Dorinda Clark Cole as she brings her Singers and Musicians Arts Conference to the Gospel Music Capital of the world, Chicago Illinois on September 18-20.  “I am elatedDorinda and overjoyed to join Minister Walter Owens and the dynamic music ministry of Salem Baptist Church to bring SMAC to the windy city” said Clark Cole.  “Chicago has such great gospel music history having been the home of Mahalia Jackson, Albertina Walker and Inez Andrews and is the place that Donald Lawrence and Ricky Dillard call home.”

The conference begins on Thursday with Thursday, September 18th with an Artist Showcase and Masters Class.   On Friday, September 19th, Dorinda Clark Cole hosts a Praise Fest with special guests to include Dexter Walker and Zion Movement, Keshia McFarland, Cinque Cullar, Valencia Lacy and the New Covenant Life Worship Team and more.  Saturday, September 20th offers morning and afternoon workshops and panel discussions presented by leading industry professionals, musicians and ministers of music.

New Music From Cinque Cullar

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

cinqueheadshot2We placed Cinque Cullar on our watch list a long time ago.  Besides having a rather odd first name, this young man has been called to bring people into the presence of God through worship.  A Chicago native, Cullar spent his formative years as part of the Soul Children of Chicago under the leadership of Walter Whitman.  Cinque travelled across the United States and overseas with this prestigious group and was featured on their  hit Celebrate from their Generation X Celebration CD.  After traveling through Europe with Gospel legend Rev. Jessy Dixon, Cullar organized the Tribe of Judah and later recorded with the Stellar Award nominated male group Fortitude.  Cinque accepted his call to the ministry and released his solo debut, Letters to God.  With a heart for young people, Cullar travels the country doing youth events and choir workshops yet finds time to minister as worship leader at Chicago’s St. Sabina Catholic Church and Salem Baptist Church of Chicago.  His new single, Let the Glory of the Lord is getting rave review at radio and Letters to God is available at digital outlets everywhere.

 

 

Cinque Cullar Delivers Letters To God

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

WheCinque 2n Cinque Cullar sings “God has been good to me”, he articulates those words with heartfelt assurance, conviction and power.  A Chicago native, his love for music would lead to an association with the famed Soul Children of Chicago, travelling across the United States.  As his gift made room for him, Cullar would travel overseas and minister across Europe with gospel legend Jessy Dixon as well as various stops in Switzerland and Israel with SCCOC founder Walt Whitman.    Cullar would find his next place in the gospel group Fortitude, recording for Word Records and garnering a Stellar nomination.

Some years later, Cullar  (now an ordained minister and Alabama State University alum) moves into his next chapter, recording and releasing his solo CLetters to GodD debut Letters to God.  Featuring the production artistry of Percy Bady, Freddy Moffet and G. Lafayette Simmons, Letters to God is Cullar’s way of using music to show his appreciation for all that God has done.  His lead single, Continual Praise is making impact at radio as he gets in gear to kick off a tour with his beloved Tribe of Judah, the college choir he founded while at ASU.