Songs of the Spirit

Spring 2011

Commemorate the beauty and excitement of Spirito! with the purchase of a live CD recording of this concert.  These recordings are the perfect gift for the music lovers among your family and friends.

Please contact the Spirito! office at 630-581-5440 or for more information about purchasing a CD. 

Enjoy audio clips from Songs of the Spirit:

I Shall Keep Singing


Psalm 150


Hebrew Rounds for Peace


The Lord's Prayer

Bravura & Men of Spirito!



Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit

Men of Spirito!

Spirito! Singers present Songs of the Spirit

Molly Lindberg, Artistic Director

Crystal Forbes, Arlene Michna & Melissa Zindel, Accompanists

Spirito! Bravura

Arlene Michna, Accompanist


1. Gloria

Music by Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978)

Diane Ryan, bassoon; Jennifer Cappelli, violin; Rebecca Graham, clarinet; Katherine Hughes, violin; Trevor Jones, double bass; Kelly Langenberg, horn; Mark Lekas, cello; Michele Lekas, violin; Ember Miller, clarinet; Eric Morong, timpani; Deb Mose, violin; Dan O'Connell, horn; Jackie Pendola, flute; Alicia Tait, oboe; Jeff Yang, viola


2. O Son of Spirit

By Matthew Levine 


3. I Shall Keep Singing!

Music by Brian Holmes (b. 1946)

Poetry by Emily Dickinson

Faye Seeman, harp


4. Psalm 150

Music by David Willcocks (b. 1919)

Words from the Book of Common Prayer


Spirito! Ragazze

Crystal Forbes, Accompanist


5. Blessed

By Bern H. Herbolsheimer (b.1948)


6. A New Year Carol

By Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)


7. Hebrew Rounds for Peace

Arranged by Nancy Grundahl

Faye Seeman, harp

Audrey Ashburn, Joy Gregorio, Keeley McManus,

Helena Shaheen, soloists


Men of Spirito!

Melissa Zindel, Accompanist


8. Spaseniye sodelal (Salvation Is Created)

By Pavel Chesnokov (1877-1944)


9. Ride the Chariot

Traditional Spiritual, arr. William Henry Smith

Duncan Parker, Jim Patchett, Joe Gornick,

Paul Shaheen, soloists


Spirito! Bravura & Men of Spirito!


10. Lord, Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace

Music by John Rutter (b. 1945), Words by St. Francis of Assisi

Jennifer Cappelli, violin; Katherine Hughes, violin; Trevor Jones, double bass; Mark Lekas, cello; Michele Lekas, violin; Deb Mose, violin; Faye Seeman, harp; Jeff Yang, viola


11. Lux Aurumque

Music by Eric Whitacre (b. 1970), Poem by Edward Esch

Christine O’Brien, soloist


12. The Lord’s Prayer

Albert Hay Malotte (1895-1964), Adapted by Janet Klevberg Day

Diane Ryan, bassoon; Jennifer Cappelli, violin; Kody Glazer, trombone;

Rebecca Graham, clarinet; Katherine Hughes, violin; Trevor Jones, double bass; Kelly Langenberg, horn; Mark Lekas, cello; Michele Lekas, violin; Dylan Melvin, trumpet; Ember Miller, clarinet; Eric Morong, timpani; Deb Mose, violin; Dan O'Connell, horn; Jackie Pendola, flute; Faye Seeman, harp; Alicia Tait, oboe; Jeff Yang, viola

All Ensembles

Crystal Forbes, Accompanist


13. Ancient Words

By Lynn Deshazo, Arr. by Molly Lindberg
Bob Habersat, guitar; Katherine Hughes, electric violin; Trevor Jones, electric bass; Eric Morong, drums


Spirito! Bravura!

Arlene Michna, Accompanist


14. My Lord, What a Morning

Spiritual, Arr. Michael Neaum


15. Didn’t it Rain

Spiritual, Arr. Michael Neaum


16. Sanctus

Music by Charles Gounod (1818-1893), Arr. Michael Neaum

Kelsey Roberts, soloist


17. Unwritten

Words and Music by Natasha Bedingfield , Danielle Brisebois & Wayne Rodrigues, Arr. By Steve Zegree, SSAA arr. by Molly Lindberg

Amy Costello, Sarah Dantino, Phoenix Melvin, Kelsey Roberts, soloists

Kody Glazer, trombone; Bob Habersat, guitar; Mark Hiebert, tenor sax; Trevor Jones, electric bass; Dylan Melvin, trumpet; Eric Morong, drums


Men of Spirito!

Melissa Zindel, Accompanist


18. Canticle

Words and Music by Liam Lawton, Arr. by Gary Daigle

David Wernette, soloist


19. Veni Creator Spiritus

Music by Timothy C. Takach (b.1998)


20. Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit

Spiritual, Arr. by William L. Dawson (1899-1990)

Jim Patchett, soloist


All Ensembles

Melissa Zindel, Accompanist


21. Joyful, Joyful

Arr. by Mervyn Warren, Adapted by Roger Emerson, Addl. Arranging by Duncan Parker

Glynis Albue, Haley Halak, Cathleen McGovern, Alana Moritz, Kirsten Mose, Duncan Parker, Anna Stasica, Clara Stezowski, vocal soloists

Crystal Forbes, synthesizer; Kody Glazer, trombone; Bob Habersat, guitar; Mark Hiebert, tenor sax; Trevor Jones, electric bass, Dylan Melvin, trumpet; Eric Morong, drums

Spirito Singers is a treble choral organization made up of two auditioned choirs for 5th - 8th grade singers and 9th - 12th grade singers. Rehearsal sites are located in the western Chicagoland area. Spirito Singers also proudly presents the Men of Spirito, an ensemble for men 18 years of age and older that performs stand alone and with our treble choirs.

Spirito Singers
900 Jorie Boulevard, Suite 102
Oak Brook, IL 60523
630-581-5440 *
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