Founded by Ernie Haase (second from left), Signature Sound will perform selections from its album "A Jazzy Little Christmas" at Monmouth College on November 24


MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (November 20, 2019) — Hours after the curtain closes on the final day of a holiday theatre production at Monmouth College, there will be another opportunity on campus to be immersed in Christmas spirit.

The next event in the Maple Leaf Community Concert Series will feature the Grammy Award-nominated Southern gospel quartet Signature Sound, led by its founder, Ernie Haase. The singers will perform a program of Christmas favorites at 7PM, November 24, in the Kasch Performance Hall of the Monmouth Dahl Chapel and Auditorium. The quartet's album A Jazzy Little Christmas debuted at N°1 on Soundscan's Christian seasonal sales chart and Southern gospel sales chart and has also reached the top 10 on Billboard's jazz albums chart and traditional jazz albums chart. The collection of holiday classics and sacred seasonal songs also landed at N° 20 on Billboard's Christian album sales chart. Signature Sound has performed across the US and around the world, and this year's Christmas tour will take the quartet to 14 states. Haase began his performing career with the legendary gospel quartet The Cathedrals and has also sung with the Gaither Homecoming Tour. He formed Signature Sound in 2003. Tickets are $30 at the door. Students and Monmouth College personnel with an ID are admitted free. For more information, call the Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce at 309-734-3181 or email

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