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Big News From IMC Concerts

April 15, 2013 By: Aaron Category: Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, Greater Vision, Legacy Five, Mark Trammell Quartet, SG Artists, SG Industry News, SG Music

Over the past couple of weeks, there has been a steady buzz building on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter of a “big announcement” coming today from IMC Concerts. The announcement hits at 9:00 PM EST, but for now, the floor is open for guesses as to what the news entails.

My guess (and what seems to be a consensus among the posts I’ve seen) is that this is a Cathedrals Reunion event, and possibly even a full tour. The evidence is this: the groups that have been posting and hinting at the announcement include Legacy Five, Greater Vision, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, and the Mark Trammell Quartet, at least (there may be more that I’ve missed). The common thread among all of those groups is that they each contain one former member of The Cathedrals.

For years, Legacy Five, Greater Vision, Mark Trammell Trio/Quartet, and Danny Funderburk have done select concerts under the name of “Remembering The Music,” which were Cathedrals tribute events, just without the group name. I remember attending one several years ago in Winston-Salem, NC that was entitled “Remembering The Cathedrals,” but the name changed shortly thereafter. I would guess that, with the addition of Ernie Haase’s group to the usual lineup, the Cathedrals name could be used again for these events, but I’m not privy to how that all works (who actually owns the name or has permission to use it, among other things). No word so far on whether other Cathedrals alumni will be a part of the event/tour, but it will be interesting to find out if the general guess is correct.

There are some silhouette pictures of the photo shoot on Facebook here and here.

Check back here around 9:00 for the official announcement, and feel free to leave your guesses in the comments section!

Update: In light of the tragedy in Boston, the announcement has been postponed until tomorrow at 9:00 PM Eastern.

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5 Comments to “Big News From IMC Concerts”

  1. Just my opinion and not to be mean spirited. The edition of Ernie Hasse would
    take away from an event like that especially if Danny Funderburke is not on the
    stage. I’ve seen the” Remembering the Music” concert in Lancaster,Pa. area and it was awesome. Danny brought the house down with “Somebody touch me”.
    Gus Gatches from L5 sat behind us and said “Danny still got it after all these years and what he has been through”.

    • Based on the silhouettes, it looks like both tenors will be there. Neither of those men are everybody’s cup of tea, but they represent two strong eras of a great group.

  2. And now they’ve postponed the announcement until tomorrow! I’m one of those people who don’t like to be held in suspense . . . .

  3. Carly Young says:

    I like SS but I wasnt all that excited about the big news. There are alot of great groups singing. I wouldnt go or stay home because SS has been added.

  4. Unlike Carly, I would probably stay home with the addition of SS. Their antics on stage are just very old and take away from the songs and message being sung. To be honest I would probably prefer watching an old Video tape of the Cathedrals and enjoy them as I knew them. I have the utmost respect for Scott , Danny, Gerald and Mark and enjoyed each one of them during their tenure with the Cathedrals. I am sure it will be a great show.


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