1996 Harmony Queens | For Heaven's Sake

For Heaven's Sake | 1996 Harmony Queens

Watertown, New York

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1996 Harmony Queens | For Heaven's Sake

For Heaven’s Sake first performed on their chapter show in 1994 and went on to win the Harmony, Inc. International Quartet Contest in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1996. They represented Harmony, Inc. at the World Harmony Jamboree in Anaheim, California in July 1999 and were selected to perform at the first-ever Sing 2001! A Cappella Celebration held in Nashville, TN. They have produced four CDs – “What A Wonderful World” (nominated for a 1998 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award (CARA) for Best Barbershop Album and Best Barbershop Song), “Now and Again”, “I Wish You Love” (nominated for 2009 Best Barbershop Song) and “Let’s Live It Up”. The foursome was blessed to be presented with the Image of Harmony Award twice - once with Laurie in 2000 and again in 2014 with Lynn.

For Heaven's Sake was instrumental in the creation of Lakeside A Cappella Camp, a summer youth camp located in Central New York, and served for several years on staff. They also served as clinicians at other a cappella camps and always love working with our future barbershoppers!

Members of For Heaven’s Sake include Lynn Blakeney (lead), Lorie Autote (tenor), Mary Ann Wert (baritone), and Katie Taylor (bass). Their original lead, Laurie (Shepherd) O’Donnell retired from the quartet in July 2012.

Chapter: Northern Blend
Area: Area3
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Area of operation: Watertown
State: New York