Dove – Award winning quartet, Ernie Haase and Signature Sound (EH&SS) have been entertaining audiences across Australia with their Southern–gospel quartet singing. Formerly connected to the “Gaither Gospel Group,” they performed at three locations, one of them, Avondale College, near Newcastle in North New South Wales.
More than a thousand Adventists came together in Melbourne, Toowoomba and Cooranbong to enjoy the quartets blend of voices, filling venues to capacity.
This is a place we want to grow our music, not just Signature Sound, but the music that we sing, because we know that it’s the music that changes lives.
The quartet came to Australia after Casey Wolverton – pastor at Glenvale Seventh–day Adventist church in Toowoomba and concert promoter of their Australian Cathedral Influence tour, passed the request on to the group.
“This is the first country out of the United States that we’ve performed this concert,” said lead singer Ernie Haase. “This is a place we want to grow our music, not just Signature Sound, but the music that we sing, because we know that it’s the music that changes lives.”
The group have been together for almost 10 years, bringing with them their Christ centred approach wherever they go. “I really enjoyed the energy they brought to the concert, it was just amazing and they bring across the story of God’s love,” said Debbie Pupovac from Parramatta Church.
The Adventist Book Centre (ABC) promoted the concert and sold tickets along with the Greater Sydney Conference, to more than 1,000 people. “It was amazing they could fit everyone into College Church,” said Allan Hill, manager of the ABC, Cooranbong. People still purchased tickets at the door.
“I have been looking forward to them coming for years, and it was wonderful” said Nicole Strickland from Sydney.
“The concert was an absolute amazing success”, said Allan Hill. “It was such a privilege to be involved.” The quartet and a flood of emails following the three-concert tour, thanked ABC staff for their hard work.
EH&SS would love to come back to Australia and continue to spread the Word. “We have a message, it’s an old gospel song and it says, “We’re telling the world about his love” and that’s what we’re doing” said Ernie Haase.