Jeanne Fornari, a native of Plainfield, IL, has been with the St. Charles Singers since 2014. Her love of choral music began in high school under the direction of James Yarbrough and continued on through her studies at Illinois State University under Dr. Donald Armstrong, and DePaul University with Dr. Gregory Lyne. She has been a session singer for World Library Publications, GIA Publications, and most recently a featured artist for an original recording project of New York composer John Thomas Fischer. Jeanne spent twenty years singing with several Chicago-area professional bands and orchestras, including her own Late Shift Orchestra. Jeanne also has been a professional choral singer for numerous churches throughout Chicago and the suburbs. After spending fourteen years as the Marketing and Public Relations Assistant at Lyric Opera of Chicago, Jeanne now spends her weekdays as a public servant in local municipal government in the Fox Valley region.