Paros Chamber Choir
The Paros Chamber Choir was founded in 1993 at the International Post-Trauma Rehabilitation Centre in Yerevan, Armenia. The Choir takes its name from the Armenian word “paros” which means lighthouse. The Paros Chamber Choir has entertained audiences worldwide at festivals and competitions, while continually encouraging people with disabilities to live full and active lives. Indeed, the choir is seen as a beacon of hope by fans everywhere.

The Paros Chamber Choir's Artistic Director and Choirmaster is Maestro Raffi Mikaelian. Maestro Mikaelian joined the Paros Chamber Choir in 2009 replacing long time Artistic Director and Maestro Vachagan Navasardyan. The Choir is managed by the Unison NGO, an Armenia-based non-profit organization which helps people with disabilities live full and productive lives.

International Performances
Beirut, Lebanon – 1997
Tbilisi, Georgia – 1998
Winchester Cathedral, England – 2000
St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City – 2003
Paris, France – 2005
Vienna, Austria – 2011

Choral Competitions
Choir Festival of Jersey; England – 2000
Voci nel Sole International Choral Competition; Naples, Italy – 2003
Musica Sacra International Choral Competition; Bratislava, Slovakia – 2011
National Choral Festival-Competition; Yerevan, Armenia – 2011

First Prize, Choral Society of Armenia competition, 1997
Fifth Place, Voci nel Sole Choral Competition, 2003
Bronze Diplomas in 2 categories and Special Prize "For Presending the Armenian Music", Musica Sacra Choral Competition, 2011
Second Prize, National Choral Competition, 2011

Oh Armenian World (CD), released 2002
10 Years on Stage (CD), released December 2004