Released Date: 1994
Includes: 1 DVD
You'd recognize the sound anywhere - the rich, deep bass voice, the clear resonating lead singer, the close 4-part harmonies, the excitement that only a Southern Gospel Quartet can create. Put it all together and you have the Cathedrals, probably the best-known gospel quartet.
The sound of the group has always been woven around the two creators of the group, Glen Payne - lead, and George Younce - the bass. Over the years, there have been several different combinations of great talent singing the other parts, but the voices of George and Glen have always been the reason for the unique sound.
"Faithful" is truly the word that characterizes these men. For Fifty years now, these two have given their lives to singing the Gospel. First of all, they've been faithful to their Lord. They could have sung about many things, but instead chose to sing of their Redeemer. They've been faithful to their families, and if you've ever been around their families, you see the results of that faithfulness. They've been faithful to their art form, and still today continue to perfect their performance and communications skills. They've been faithful to the beautiful people who have enjoyed their concerts and recordings down through the years.
I've known George and Glen for forty of those fifty years, and "faithful" is indeed, the best word describe their contributions.
They have and continue to be the best encourages in the gospel music field today. In a day and time when we desperately need some role models who have lived out their faith through the good and the bad times, thank God for men like George and Glen.
Over the years, they've often stopped by our house for breakfast or coffee and gathered around our piano to sing a new song they just learned. Just recently, they stopped by our studio, sat round the piano with some friends and reminisced about their fifty years in gospel music. And, as usual, when the Cathedrals are around it won't be long before you're laughing and having a lot of fun.