HomeFor Heaven's Sake

Watertown, NY

For Heaven's Sake

For Heaven's Sake evolved through a ten-year span beginning in 1986 when Laurie Shepherd and Mary Ann Wert began singing in their first quartet together. Two quartets later, by adding Mary Ann's daughters one at a time, For Heaven's Sake emerged. They first joined their voices in late 1994, and went on to win the Harmony, Inc. International Quartet Contest in Saint John, New Brunswick, making them the 1996 International Quartet Champions. Aside from entertaining on barbershop shows and other public forums, this foursome was honored to represent Harmony, Inc. at the World Harmony Jamboree in Anaheim, California in July 1999. Along with many noted a cappella groups, they were selected to perform at the first-ever Sing 2001! A Cappella Celebration held in Nashville, Tennessee. They were honored by Harmony, Inc. by receiving the "Image of Harmony Award" given to a quartet for their outstanding service to their community, and their Harmony, Inc. Chapter/Area/International organization. They also hold the distinct honor of being the "oldest" active Queen quartet in Harmony, Inc.....ouch!

The quartet has produced three recordings: "What a Wonderful World" which was nominated for a 1999 CARA (Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award) for Best Barbershop Album, and won first runner-up for Best Barbershop Song by the Contemporary A Cappella Society (CASA). Their second recording "Now and Again" was released in November 2003. Their most recent recording called "I Wish You Love" was released in the fall of 2008. This recording was also nominated for a 2009 CARA Award for Best Barbershop Song.

In the spring of 2012, Laurie announced she would be getting married and probably moving to Indiana in the near future. She asked us to find someone to replace her and suggested Lynn Jacobs. Happily for all of us, Lynn agreed to step into Laurie's shoes. Welcome Lynn- thanks for saying YES! And Laurie - we love you and wish you much happiness!


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