PAROS CHAMBER CHOIR CELEBRATES 15 YEARS OF ARMENIAS
YEREVAN, ARMENIAOn September 20, the Paros Chamber Choir
held a Concert Celebrating 15 Years of Independence
at the Gomidas Chamber Music Hall. More than 275 people filled
the concert hall to listen to this amazing group of performers.
It was a great honor for us to dedicate tonights
Concert to the celebration of Armenias Independence,
said Armen Alaverdyan, Director of the Paros Chamber Choir.
We were so pleased that both our local population as
well as our friends from around the world joined us this evening
and enjoyed our performance.
The Concert, which was held the evening following the Third
Diaspora Conference and a day prior to Armenias Independence
Day Celebration drew a wide range of concert goers including
first time visitors to Armenia.
It is a source of great pride for me personally to
see our guests enjoying themselves at our concerts,
said Maestro Vachagan Navasardyan, who has worked with the
choir over the last 13 years.
Since 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.
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
The Paros Foundation, a California-based foundation organized
the successful Concert, which was sponsored by the Kulhanjian-Strauch
Two of the goals of the Foundation are to promote and
nurturing Armenias culture and to help improve the quality
of lives of people with disabilities in Armenia, said
Peter Abajian, Executive Director of the Paros Foundation.
The Paros Chamber Choir is a bright star within Armenia
and we hope to help them deliver their message to the world.