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About Us

The Birth of Extraordinary


With passion, dedication, and ambitious vision, Molly Lindberg started Spirito Singers in 2008, creating a youth chorus of the highest caliber. From the very beginning, Spirito set out to train treble singers using challenging repertoire as the basis of an excellent education.

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Founder, Artistic Director Emerita

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Spirito began with Bravura, made up of 50 high school treble singers.  The following year, Spirito added the Ragazze ensemble for 5th – 8th grade singers. The Spirito treble ensembles have since performed around the country,  and have been praised for their beautiful tone and joyful performances.

The Spirito organization is also proud to include the Men of Spirito. At its founding, many Men of Spirito were fathers or grandfathers of singers. Now, its members hail from all walks of life, and relish the opportunity to perform varied repertoire in an intergenerational setting.

Artistic Staff


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Artistic Director, Ragazze & Bravura Conductor, Bravura A Cappella Ensemble Coach, Songwriting, Conducting
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Men of Spirito Conductor
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Accompanist, Theory I
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Theory II
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Theory III
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Vocal Technique
Musical Theater

Administrative Staff

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Executive Director
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Office Administrator
Music Librarian

Board of Directors

Spirito Singers Board of Directors is made up of dedicated volunteers who value the importance of music, leadership training, excellence, and service. Board members guide Spirito by maintaining sound, ethical, and legal governance along with financial oversight. Members come from many walks of life and professions and bring varied, valuable experience. If you are interested in exploring this opportunity, please contact Mary Jean Adkins, Executive Director at 630.581.5440 or

Spirito Executive Board
President: Kent Houar
Info about Kent coming soon!
Secretary: Clare Mensik
Info about Clare coming soon!
Financial Officer: Angie Noll
Angie Noll is the proud mother to Spirito singing-daughters since 2012. She has loved watching her daughters grow and change in their love for music under the guidance of Spirito Singers.
Ex-Officio: Lisa Callaway Gorsky
Lisa R. Callaway is a partner with Engler Callaway Baasten & Sraga, LLC and brings more than twenty-five years of experience providing skilled employment and labor law counsel to private and public sector clients.
Ex-Officio: Debra Moritz
Debra Moritz is an International Director at global commercial real estate services firm, Jones Lang LaSalle, and Managing Director of the firm’s Strategic Consulting group, which she co-founded upon joining the firm. 
Ex-Officio: Scott Sutherland
Scott Sutherland and his daughter Jessica have been singing with Spirito since the fall of 2010. After witnessing the outreach and service the Spirito Singers organization does first-hand, not to mention the musical and personal development each of the participants experience, he joined the board of directors in 2011.
Ex-Officio: Mark Daniel
Mark Daniel is an Elmhurst resident of nearly 20 years. The Daniel family has a senior (Zoe) at York High School who sings with Bravura. Mark has served on regional and local charitable boards since 1994.
Members at Large

Advisory Council

The Spirito Advisory Council is comprised of music professionals who bring knowledge, experience, and vital connections to Spirito. With no formal meeting structure, Advisory Council members are called upon individually to offer advice and guidance. Their specialized expertise is sought by both the Artistic and Administrative staff.

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