We offer a wide array of educational experiences for people of all ages and opera expertise.

Photo by Aaron Lindberg

Veterans Chorus


Veterans who love to sing + Singers who love Veterans

Founder: Richard Gibson
Associate Conductor: Brian Steele

Veterans who love to sing + singers who love Veterans believe in the healing power of music, in the bonds created by working together as an ensemble, and in honoring the resilience and valor of the human spirit.

The Lyric Opera of Kansas City is proud to have helped launch the Veterans Chorus.  This group has now become an independent entity, and we wish the group every success in the future.

For more information about the Veterans Chorus follow the chorus on Facebook and on Instagram to keep up to date with the chorus’ performances, media and Veterans related issues.  Questions?  Email the Veterans Chorus at

2016 Chorus Performances

February 6, 2016 – St. Joseph Kennel Club’s 91st Annual All-Breed Dog Show

May 30, 2016 – National WWI Museum at Liberty Memorial – Memorial Day Celebration – More Info

June 13, 2016 – Kauffman Stadium – Kansas City Royals National Anthem

September 10, 2016 – Hero Fest @ Linden Square in downtown Gladstone, Missouri – 3:45 p.m.

2015 Chorus Performances

November 10, 2015 – Veteran’s Day Breakfast Celebration at Matt Ross Community Center in Overland Park, KS

November 11, 2015 – National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial Walk of Honor Dedication Ceremony

2014 Chorus Performances

Led by Richard Gibson, USMC Iraqi Veteran and Lyric Opera chorus member, the Veterans Chorus met for a number of rehearsals and then held three performances in the community during the inaugural year in 2014.

  • November 11 at 6:00 p.m. – Veterans Day at National WWI Museum for a very special tree lighting ceremony
  • December 4 at 8:00 a.m. – at the VA Hospital for their tree lighting
  • December 24 at 10:00 a.m. – Christmas Eve at National WWI Museum in memorial of the WWI Christmas Eve truce

View video of performances below.

November 11, 2014 – Veterans Day at the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial

December 24, 2014 – Christmas Eve at the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial

Be a Part of Lyric

We are grateful for the passion and dedication that our patrons show through participation in groups supporting the Company.  Learn More