|From||United States of America|
|Birth||12 December 1964, Cynthiana, Posey County, Indiana, USA|
Raymond Ernest "Ernie" Haase III (born December 12, 1964) is an American southern gospel singer. He is best known as the tenor vocalist and founder of Ernie Haase and Signature Sound since 2002, as well as being a former tenor vocalist of the legendary Cathedrals Quartet from 1990 until their retirement in 1999.
The Cathedrals Quartet (1990-1999)
The Cathedrals' bass vocalist, George Younce witnessed Haase's performance many times and marked his fast growth as a vocalist and communicator. In April 1990, Younce and co-founder Glen Payne invited him to join the Cathedrals as their tenor.
Old Friends Quartet and solo albums (1999-2003)
After The Cathedral Quartet retired in 1999, Haase embarked upon a solo career for a couple of 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.
Ernie Haase and Signature Sound (2002-present)
After the Old Friends Quartet disbanded due to the ill health of Younce and Hess, Haase founded the group Signature Sound Quartet, Inc. The group was rebranded by their record label, Gaither Music, to "Ernie Haase and Signature Sound", to take advantage of the platform of The Cathedral Quartet and Haase's popularity as their final tenor.
Haase married George Younce's third daughter, Lisa Younce, in 1990 after a brief courtship.