Ladies' A Cappella Ensemble


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Though written for SSAA voicing, the arrangements
for Highest Praise frequently subdivide into more than four parts (because we like it that way!)


Performance Schedule:






Easter Presentation:
"The Gifts of the Cross"

Booking Requests

LINK to Glass by Barb

Front Row:  Candace Sayler (I Sop.), Kathy Jacobson (II Alto),
                  Helen Anderson (interim I Sop.)

Middle Row:  Janet Griffith (I Alto), Marcia Hill (II Sop.) (seated),
                   Barb Murrin (Director & Arranger; I Sop.)

Back Row:  Karen Schafer (II Alto), Julie Grovet (II Alto),
                 Patsy Whitehead Glatt (I Alto), Lauralyn Proud (II Sop.),
                 Carol von Gunten (I Alto), Elvira Gascoyne (II Sop.)

I Soprano

Barb Murrin – A former business & music teacher, Barb now works as an executive assistant.  She does the arranging and some of the composing for our group.  Her hobbies are music, stained glass, reading and golfing.

Candace SaylerCandace keeps busy as a mom and a part-time business assistant in a dental office.  She likes to stay active, travel and sing.

Helen Anderson Helen, one of the songwriters for our group (and mother to Barb), is an interim member of Highest Praise.

II Soprano

Marcia Hill – Marcia is a speech-language pathologist who works part-time for the David Thompson Health Region.  She also keeps busy with her two children and assisting with her husband’s business.  She enjoys playing the piano, singing and outdoor activities.

Elvira Gascoyne – Elvira teaches grade two in the Wolf Creek School Division.  She enjoys spending time with her family, singing, reading and travelling.

Lauralyn Proud – Lauralyn has always loved to sing, though she never sang publicly (unless part of a group) until after she graduated college.  Now she has the privilege of singing solos, duets, with Highest Praise and with a 150-voice choir.

I Alto

Carol von Gunten – Carol teaches at Sylvan Meadows Adventist School.  She loves music and reading, and is taking a course on writing children’s literature.  Singing in Highest Praise is a total spiritual uplift for her.

Janet Griffith – Janet lives near Sylvan Lake.  She is the Assistant Education Superintendent for the Alberta Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.  Her hobbies are singing, reading and walking.

Patsy Whitehead Glatt – A little girl at heart, Patsy currently teaches English at Canadian University College.  Her hobbies include translating "dead" languages, drawing, cooking, and backpacking where there are only small bears.

II Alto

Julie Grovet – Wife of one, mother of four, “Grammy” of two!  A secretary in the School of Education at Canadian University College, Julie enjoys the challenges of a busy office and the quiet satisfaction of helping people.  Her hobbies include sewing, music and home making.

Kathy Jacobson Retired high school teacher.  Currently stay-at-home mom to daughters Samantha and Jessica—her most rewarding and challenging teaching job.  In her spare time she likes to garden, cross-stitch and sing.

Karen Schafer – Karen is an early-education instructor at schools in Lacombe and Ponoka. 


We'd love to come sing at your church! 

Highest Praise is funded solely by donations from supporters. 
We do not charge a performance fee, but a freewill offering
will be taken to assist with expenses.

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