|Genres:||Christian & Gospel|
|Tags:||southern gospel cathedrals gospel gospel quartet the cathedrals christian quartet|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
A prolific southern American gospel group (also known as the Cathedral Quartet) the Cathedrals career stretched from 1965-99. In the 60s the group was known for the comedic vocal interplay between bass singer George Younce and alto Glen Payne (d. 15 October 1999). Appearing on Rex Humbards Cathedral Of Tomorrow radio show, Payne and Younce originally performed with Humbard before expanding to a quartet with the addition of Bobby Clark and Danny Koker. However, once the latter pair left in 1979 the Cathedrals substituted members as necessary around the core of Payne and Younce. The group continued to appear on Humbards show until 1969 before setting out on their own path. They became one of the most popular southern gospel groups and their persistence was rewarded when they won their first Grammy in 1977 for Best Gospel Performance. They repeated the feat in 1978, 1979 and 1982, as well as drawing a clutch of Dove Awards from the Gospel Music...