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.
Founder, Artistic Director Emerita
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spirito Executive Board
President: Doug Rausch
Doug is thrilled to be part the Spirito family. He has sung with the Men of Spirito since 2015, with his daughter Emily, an alumna of Bravura, and Maggie who is a senior with Bravura. He and his wife Janet live in Willowbrook with their daughters.
Vice President: Kristi Tolman
Info about Kristi coming soon!
Secretary: Kevin McGann
Kevin McGann is the father of Grace, 14, a Bravura singer. He is also the husband of Barbra, and dad of Megan, 12. He is a December 2015 graduate from Concordia University Chicago with a M.A. in Teaching Secondary History and Social Sciences.
Financial Officer: Laura Kwak, CPA
Info about Laura coming soon!
Ex-Offficio: 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.
Members at Large
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.