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Seattle Opera.



Through a unique partnership with Path with Art, this program offers regular opportunities for music and togetherness to local veterans, including those recovering from homelessness and other trauma. Created as part of Seattle Opera's 2019 production of The Falling and the Rising, where the choir appeared onstage in the work's final number, the ensemble has evolved into a yearround program. Led in rehearsal by a Seattle Opera teaching artist, the choir meets each week to warm up, rehearse, and connect. 

“I love singing with the choir, the people, the friendships. But what’s exciting about the new group is that we all share a common background. People who go into service are willing to contribute seriously to the greater good, and are interested in being a part of something greater than themselves.”

— Joseph, program participant

The veterans choir is provided via partnership with Path with Art. Veterans interested in the program must meet the requirements for eligibility in Path with Art programs. For more information, visit

Check out a recent virtual choir performance of Greg Gilpin's Peace Song by the Veterans Choir.


  • Liz Frazer, conductor
  • Li-Cheng Hung, piano
  • Markdavin Obenza, producer