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Superior Singers "Let's Go to the Movies":  Back row L to R: Sharyn Vengrin (tenor), Patrick Reijo (tenor), Marjorie Lindemood (tenor), Barb Krause (soprano), Dee Dee Krause (soprano), Hazel Johnson (soprano)  2nd row L to R:  John Maki (baritone), Rick Olson (bass), Don Johnson (baritone), Sandy Stark (alto), Robin MacDonell (alto 2), Karen Kangas (soprano), Monica Binder (soprano), Mondie Kruse (soprano), Deb Skowlund (alto)  Front row L to R:  Wes Kruse (tenor), director Brian G. MacDonell, Karen Koshere (soprano)  Not pictured:  Jeff Lindemood (bass), Sue Lundequam (alto 2).


What is wrong with these people?


This is what they do behind my back....

and the looniness continues.......






Superior Singers Christmas 2016-17 "Three Gifts":  Back row L to R: Patrick Reijo (tenor), Wes Kruse (tenor), Jeana Lind (alto), Sue Reijo (alto), Barb Krause (soprano), Robin MacDonell (alto)  3rd row L to R:  director Brian G. MacDonell, Tom Casper (tenor), Marjorie Lindemood (tenor), Sandy Stark (alto), Deb Skowlund (alto), Dee Dee Krause (soprano), Hazel Johnson (soprano) 2nd row L to R:  Rick Olson (bass), Jeff Lindemood (bass), Ruthie Burnham (alto), Sandy Johnson (alto), Karen Koshere (soprano), Monica Binder (soprano), Devaney O'Brien (soprano)  1st row L to R:  Pete Bernacki (bass), John Maki (bass), Cheryl Beaver (alto), Mary Lu Gallagher (alto), Sue Lundequam (alto), Pat Bergman (soprano), Twila Coleman (soprano), Karen Kangas (soprano), Mondie Kruse (soprano)  not pictured:  Joyce Johnson (alto), Don Johnson (bass), Sharyn Vengrin (tenor)


SUPERIOR SINGERS "Disney Spectacular" Summer 2016                                      Back row L to R:  Patrick Reijo (tenor), Wes Kruse (tenor), Sharyn Vengrin (tenor), Sandy Stark (alto), Jeana Lind (alto), Sue Reijo (alto), Barb Krause (soprano), Dee Dee Krause (soprano), Hazel Johnson (soprano)  2nd row L to R: Stew Raygor (bass), Rick Olson (bass), Sandy Johnson (alto), Deb Skowlund (alto), Robin MacDonell (alto), Teri Polkoski (soprano), Mondie Kruse (soprano), director Brian G. MacDonell  1st row L to R:  Clyde Ekbom (bass), Shane Waldo (bass), Don Johnson (bass), Mary Lu Gallagher (alto), Kat Hofmeister (alto), Twila Coleman (soprano), Monica Binder (soprano), Karen Kangas (soprano)     not pictured: Sue Lundequam (alto), Danielle Norkunas (soprano)


SUPERIOR SINGERS 25TH ANNIVERSARY "CHRISTMAS JUBILEE" 15-16           Back row L to R: Tom Casper (tenor), Patrick Reijo (tenor). Sandy Stark (alto), Sandy Johnson (alto), Joyce Johnson (alto), Barb Krause (soprano), Dee Dee Krause (soprano), Hazel Johnson (soprano), Sarah Ann Kruse (soprano)  3rd row L to R:  Wes Kruse (tenor), Sharyn Vengrin (tenor), Jeana Lind (alto), Sue Reijo (alto), Ruthie Burnham (alto), Jan Beede (soprano), Kayla Hays (soprano), Hailey Rooney (soprano), Danielle Norkunas (soprano)  2nd row L to R:  Shane Waldo (bass), Rick Olson (bass), Deb Skowlund (alto), Robin MacDonell (alto), Sue Lundequam (alto), Teri Polkoski (soprano), Robbi Tribbey (soprano), Mondie Kruse (soprano), 1st row L to R: director Brian G. MacDonell, Stew Raygor (bass), Clyde Ekbom (bass), Don Johnson (bass), Bruce Carignan (bass), Mary Lu Gallagher (alto), Twila Coleman (soprano), Karen Kangas (soprano)                     not pictured:  Jim Burud (bass), Cheryl Beaver (alto)


Back row L to R:  Tom Casper (tenor), Patrick Reijo (tenor), Sandy Johnson (alto), Joyce Johnson (alto), Barb Krause (soprano), Dee Dee Krause (soprano), director Brian G. MacDonell  2nd row L to R: Wes Kruse (tenor), Sharyn Vengrin (tenor), Deb Skowlund (alto), Robin Griffith (alto), Sue Lundequam (alto), Teri Polkoski (soprano), Hazel Johnson (soprano), Mondie Kruse (soprano)  Front row L to R:  Stew Raygor (bass), Clyde Ekbom (bass), Don Johnson (bass), Bruce Carignan (bass), Mary Lu Gallagher (alto), Cheryl Beaver (alto), Monica Binder (soprano), Karen Kangas (soprano)  Not pictured:  Kathy Nelson (soprano), Sandy Wittke (alto)


The ghosts of 60's past...  Could be the Groovy Ghoulies...



SS sopranos:  Dee Dee Krause, Monica Binder, Hazel Johnson, Barb Krause, Karen Kangas, Teri Polkoski, Mondie Kruse.  Not pictured:  Kathy Nelson


SS altos: Mary Lu Gallagher, Deb Skowlund, Joyce Johnson, Cheryl Beaver, Sandy Johnson, Sue Lundequam, Robin Griffith  Not pictured:  Sandy Wittke


SS tenors and basses:  Clyde Ekbom, Bruce Carignan, Sharyn Vengrin, Don Johnson, Stew Raygor, Wes Kruse, Tom Casper, Patrick Reijo






What do we have, hippie Elvis here?


Karen and Mondie - a couple of groovy sopranos!


Sandy, Joyce and Robin - three altos that just returned from Woodstock!


Soprano Teri liking her new wardrobe.


Our groovy, singin' sisters:  Deb, Barb and Dee Dee.


RAH RAH RAH RAH SIS BOOM BAH! Director Brian posing with two of his cheerleaders - Mary Lu and Cheryl.


Our gracious, groovy hosts for all this mayhem and merriment - Wes and Mondie Kruse!


Superior Singers Christmas 2014-15 "Come Messiah King"                                 Back row L to R: Wes Kruse (tenor), Tom Casper (tenor), Patrick Reijo (tenor), Sandy Johnson (alto), Barb Krause (soprano), Dee Dee Krause (soprano) Third row L to R: Sharyn Vengrin (tenor), Don Johnson (tenor), Joyce Johnson (alto), Deb Skowlund (alto), Hailey Rooney (soprano), Hazel Johnson (soprano) Second row L to R: Steve Gregorich (bass), Clyde Ekbom (baritone), Robin Griffith (alto), Ruthie Burnham (alto), Sue Lundequam (alto), Teri Polkoski (soprano 2), Mondie Kruse (soprano) First row L to R: Rick Olson (bass), Jim Burud (bass), Mary Lu Gallagher (alto), Mary Jo Stupak (soprano 2), Lois Smith (soprano), Karen Kangas (soprano), director Brian G. MacDonell  not pictured: Bruce Carignan (baritone), Danielle Norkunas (soprano), Cheryl Beaver (alto)





Which way do I go?  Which way do I go?


We know where we're supposed to be...






Patrick singing "Come Messiah King"



Karen and Mondie posing for the camera


Altos Ruthie and Robin hamming it up during a song.


director Brian getting the group ready for Christmas concert season









Back row L to R: Wes Kruse, Kyle Dwinell, Patrick Reijo, Ron Matson, Danielle Norkunas, Dee Dee Krause, Mondie Kruse                                                                3rd row L to R: Clyde Ekbom, Stew Raygor, Bruce Carignan, Don Johnson, Deb Skowlund, Barb Krause, Bonnie Baker, Hazel Johnson                                              2nd row L to R: director Brian G. MacDonell, Don Bergman, Rick Olson, Sue Lundequam, Mary Lu Gallagher, Pat Bergman, Cheryl Beaver, Karen Kangas, Monica Binder  Seated L to R: Sharyn Vengrin, Joyce Johnson, Teri Polkoski, Robin Griffith, Kathy Nelson, Cris Crum

They seem normal to you here, but here is what the Superior Singers are really like.











Who is that dapper guy in the white sportcoat?


Ready to swing everyone?


Bonnie and Mondie - our swingin' sopranos


Clyde, that's not how to put on a tie.


The venerable leader of the rehearsal hall posing after one of his many solos


His lovely better half.  We are indebted to these wonderful people who have put up with 30 people in their house every week for many years. We love them.


Don Johnson disgruntled after finding out that someone ate the last of the dip.


Hazel relaxing after a long session of heavy swingin'.


2nd soprano Kathy happy she is taking a much needed break.


Tenors Kyle and Patrick looking good and posing for the camera.


Wonderful picture of two great people, Mary Lu and Ron.


Tenor Sharyn - a charter member of the Singers for 23 years!  We love you.


Basses Stew and Clyde kickin' back after a long session of swingin'.


Tenor Wes posing during a break.  His daughter Breanna took these great pictures for us.


The Superior Singers' swingin' sisters - say that five times really fast.



Sopranos: back row L to R: Barb Krause, Dee Dee Krause, Hazel Johnson, Danielle Norkunas  2nd row L to R: Teri Polkoski (2), Kathy Nelson (2), Mondie Kruse, Cris Crum  front row L to R: Pat Bergman (2), Karen Kangas, Jessie Nelson-Wagner


Altos: back row L to R: Deb Skowlund, Lois Hermanson, Robin Griffith  2nd row L to R: Sue Lundequam, Ruthie Burnham, Beth Anderson  front row L to R: Joyce Johnson, Mary Lu Gallagher, Cheryl Beaver


Tenors and Basses: back row L to R: Otis Faris (B), Kyle Dwinell (T), Patrick Reijo (T)  2nd row L to R: Clyde Ekbom (B), Sharyn Vengrin (T), Wes Kruse (T)  front row L to R: Jim Burud (B), Rick Olson (B), Don Johnson (T)  not pictured: Stew Raygor (B), Bruce Carignan (B)









Here's a side of us nobody really gets to see!


Rick's really not getting this peace thing...


Patrick putting his heart into "What Kind of King?"


Alto Beth in a tenor sandwich.


Our lifetime members (all 22 years!): Sharyn Vengrin and Karen Kangas


Director Brian rehearsing his narration and wondering what to make of all this craziness!


Superior Singers "Let the Good Times Roll!" Summer 2013 roster:                       back row L to R: director: Brian G. MacDonell, Otis Faris, Wes Kruse, Patrick Reijo, Robin Griffith, Deb Skowlund, Barb Krause, Dee Dee Krause, Danielle Norkunas  2nd row L to R: Don Bergman, Jim Burud, Sharyn Vengrin, Randy Wick, Don Johnson, Beth Anderson, Sandy Wittke, Teri Polkoski, Kathy Nelson, Cristine Crum, Hazel Johnson, Mondie Kruse  Front row L to R: Rick Olson, Bruce Carignan, Sue Lundequam, Mary Lu Gallagher, Mary Jo Stupak, Pat Bergman, Bonnie Baker, Karen Kangas  not pictured: Cheryl Beaver, Joyce Johnson, Stew Raygor


Chicks:  The Superior Singers ladies show off their doo-wop chops.


Cats: The guys keep the competition close with yips, who-be-dos, and mmbabas.
















Superior Singers "Tonight, Heaven Touches Earth" 2012 - 13 roster               Back row L to R: Wes Kruse, Patrick Reijo, Sharyn Vengrin, Robin Griffith, Deb Skowlund, Sandy Wittke, Barb Krause, Dee Dee Krause, Danielle Norkunas, Hazel Johnson  2nd row L to R: Stew Raygor, George Novak, Jim Burud, Otis Faris, Don Johnson, Bethany Anderson, Ruthie Burnham, Teri Polkoski, Kathy Nelson, Cris Crum 1st row L to R: Don Bergman, Rick Olson, Mary Lu Gallagher, Joyce Johnson, Mary Jo Stupak, Pat Bergman, Lois Smith, Karen Kangas, Mondie Kruse director: Brian G. MacDonell  not pictured:  Bruce Carignan                     
















Superior Singers "HOMELAND" 2012                                                                      Front row L to R:  Beth Anderson, Joyce Johnson, Mary Lu Gallagher, Tylor Udean, Gracee, Pat Bergman, Mary Jo Stupak, director Brian G. MacDonell  2nd row L to R:  Stew Raygor, Don Bergman, Sue Lundequam, Ashley Maki, Sandy Wittke, Robin Griffith, Deb Skowlund, Karen Kangas, Teri Polkoski, Lois Smith  Back row L to R:  Don Johnson, Bruce Carignan, Randy Wick, Wes Kruse, Jim Burud, Joe Christman, Otis Faris, Barb Krause, Hazel Johnson, Dee Dee Krause, Cris Crum, Mondie Kruse   Not pictured:  Bonnie Baker, Sharyn Vengrin





photos from our 2011-12 Christmas concert: "Only Love"                         Christmas Angels: Anders Lisak, Lydia Bennis, Jalyn Sheasby, Elizabeth Gorny







here are some shots of us rehearsing "Only Love"






pictures from our summer 2011 tour "There's No Business Like Show Business"





soloists and backups: back row l to r:  Wes Kruse ("Yankee Doodle Dandy" & "Make 'em Laugh"  Mondie Kruse ("Yankee Doodle Dandy" & "How Are Things in Glocca Morra?")  Deb Skowlund ("Send in the Clowns")  Randy Wick ("Oh, What a Beautiful Morning" & "Let's Hang On")  Micah Kebschull ("Seasons of Love")  Otis Faris ("Sit Down, You're Rockin the Boat")  front row l to r:  Bonnie Baker ("Somewhere Over the Rainbow")  Teri Polkoski (showgirl on "One")  Don Johnson (backup "Make 'em Laugh")  Joyce Johnson (backup "Somewhere Over the Rainbow")  Robin Griffith (backup "Seasons of Love")  Brian G. MacDonell ("Seasons of Love", "Singin' in the Rain" & "There's No Business Like Show Business")

 

Sharyn Vengrin plays Amy in "Once in Love With Amy" as the tenors and basses swoon over her.





Here are some great photos of us in rehearsal action at Christ Lutheran Church:






our group photo from our Christmas 2010 tour "The First Noel: Born is the King"


from our 2008 Christmas concert "Joy to the World" at Holy Assumption Church


some photos from our 2008 summer concert "I Hear America Singing"