is the Latin word for Breath, Life, Soul, Spirit

Anima choristers experience the joy of singing, fun, friendship,
skill mastery, sharing, self-expression, professionalism, discovery, learning, teamwork, self-assessment, and outstanding opportunities.
John Doe
Founder of Just

Artistic Leadership

Charles Sundquist

Artistic Director

Monica Bertrand

Assistant Music Director

Julie Spring

KidSingers Instructor

William Buhr

Principal Accompanist

Daniel Segner

Treble Chorus Accompanist

Jeremy Zimmer

Concert Chorus Accompanist


Theresa Olvera

Executive Director

Emma Burck

Program Coordinator

Board of Directors

Ellen Albright


Maggie McCoy

Vice President

Alex Lopez

Board Member

Chris Lovely

Board Member

Chuck Brown

Board Member

Danielle Wetle

Board Member

Eric Bergman

Board Member

Grace Bardsley

Board Member

Kate Tebrugge

Board Member

Kim Lloyd-Eichenauer

Board Member

Lindsay Pekny

Board Member

Tonya Parravano

Board Member

50th Anniversary Honorary Board

Imant Raminsh

British Columbia, CA

David McGowan

DuPage Foundation

David Fox

President (retired)
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital

Robert Bowker

Founder and Conductor
The Lakeside Singers

Duain Wolfe

Chicago Symphony Chorus

John Nelson

Chicago Bach Project

Lisa Kaplan

eighth blackbird

Mei- Ann Chen

Music Director
Chicago Sinfonietta

Jerry Blackstone

Director of Choral Activities (Retired)
University of Michigan

Wayland Rogers


Donald Nally

Director of Choral Activities
Northwestern University

Stephen Hatfield

British Columbia, CA

Michael Black

Chorus Master
Lyric Opera of Chicago

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Anima - Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus welcomes young people from Kindergarten through High School in various ensemble programs.