Ernie Haase

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Ernie Haase
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Background information
Born (1964-12-12) December 12, 1964 (age 54)
Cynthiana, Indiana
OriginNewburgh, Indiana
GenresChristian music, Southern Gospel
Years active1980s - present
Associated actsCathedral Quartet
Old Friends Quartet
Ernie Haase and Signature Sound

Ernie Haase (born December 12, 1964) is an American singer. He is best known as the former tenor singer of the Southern gospel group The Cathedrals (Ret 1999). After the Cathedrals' retirement, Haase became the founder of Ernie Haase and Signature Sound.[1]

The Cathedrals[edit]

The Cathedrals' bass singer, George Younce witnessed Haase's performance and invited him to join the Cathedrals as their tenor.[2]

Ernie Haase and Signature Sound[edit]

After the Cathedral Quartet retired in 1999, he embarked upon a solo career for several years. In addition to his solo concerts, he performed from 2001 through 2003 with Jake Hess, Wesley Pritchard, and George Younce in the Old Friends Quartet. After the Old Friends Quartet disbanded due to the ill health of Younce and Hess, Haase founded the group Signature Sound. The group was rebranded as "Ernie Haase and Signature Sound", to avoid confusion with other similarly named groups and also as a way to take advantage of Haase's popularity as the final tenor for the Cathedral Quartet.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Ernie Haase married George Younce's third daughter Lisa in 1990 after a brief courtship.[4]


  1. ^ Haase, Ernie. "Ernie Haase history with the Cathedrals". Ernie Haase. Ernie Haase. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  2. ^ Sound, Signature. "Ernie Haase History". Ernie Haase and Signature Sound. Ernie Haase. Retrieved 19 February 2012.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Haase, Ernie. "Ernie Haase and Signature Sound Artist Profile | Biography And Discography | NewReleaseToday". Haase forms Signature Sound. New Release Tuesday. Retrieved 24 July 2017.
  4. ^ Haase, Lisa. "Haase marries George Younce' daughter". Haase. Ernie Haase. Retrieved 19 February 2012.

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