|Paros Chamber Choir
Hometown: Yerevan, Armenia
Web site: http://www.paros.am
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Since its inception in 1993, the Paros Chamber Choir has dazzled audiences throughout Armenia, the Middle East and Europe with their repertoire of classic chamber music and ethnic folk music by Armenian, Russian and Western composers. The Paros Chamber Choir has blossomed into a beacon of hope for people with disabilities in Armenia as most members of the choir are individuals with spinal cord injuries.
Performing and rehearsing under the direction of Maestro Vachagan Navasardyan, the Paros Chamber Choir takes its name from the Armenian word for lighthouse. Indeed the choir is seen as a beacon of hope by fans around the world. The choir entertains worldwide audiences, participates in international competitions and encourages people with disabilities to live full and active lives. Two of the choir's goals are to promote and nurture Armenia’s culture and to help improve the quality of lives of people with disabilities in Armenia. The Paros Chamber Choir’s international performances have included England, Armenia, Georgia, Lebanon, Italy and France. Since its inception, the Paros Chamber Choir has participated in several international competitions and has truly become a lighthouse or beacon (Paros translated in Armenian) for The Armenian Nation.
Past audiences find themselves inspired and overjoyed with the sounds of the Paros Chamber Choir. Despite the fact that most of the Choir’s members are disabled and all sing from a seated position, working with Maestro Vachagan Navasargian, the group has developed into a world-class Chamber Choir.