The Armenian State Chamber Choir was founded in 2000 and Maestro Robert Mlkeyan, an Honored Worker of Art of Armenia, who was appointed the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the ensemble.
The Choir has toured to London, Paris, Geneva, Tbilisi, Gori, , Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Frankfurt , Strasbourg, Bergamo, Toronto, Ottawa, Niagara, Dresden, Los Angeles, San Francisc, Berkley and elsewhere.
On the 140th anniversary of Komitas’ birth, in 2009, NCCA recorded two CDs at Saghmosavank Monastery, featuring selected sacred and secular choral works by the genius composer. In the same year, concerts were organized in the Gaveau Concert Hall and Saint-Louis Church in Paris, a concert-lecture was held at Haus der Kulturen der Welt (House of World Cultures), Berlin, and concerts were held in Geneva and Zurich.
In 2015 within the frames of the 100th commemoration year of the Armenian Genocide, the Choir has given concerts in Switzerland, Lebanon, Argentina and Greece.
The Choir has released its Ars Poetica CD on ECM Records in 2006, featuring the choral concert written by Tigran Mansurian which is based on ten poems by Yeghishe Charents. The CD was awarded a five-star rating by the World Music Council. The inclusion of the Ars Poetica CD in The Gramophone, a prestigious music catalogue which reports on the most outstanding classical CDs since 1923, may be considered one of the many significant achievements of the choir.
Over the years the choir has performed world premieres featuring compositions by Tigran Mansurian, David Halajian, Edward Hayrapetian, Yervand Yerkanyan and many others. The Choir’s repertoire also includes works of Bach, Brahms Faure, Gabrielli, Schnittke, Schubert, Vasks, and other great composers. In 2021 the Choir took part at the Ravenna festival with the local symphony orchestra and then in Yerevan opera theater by the leading of world famous conductor Riccardo Muti.
Besides its frequent concerts and tours, the Armenian State Chamber Choir participates in charity projects by performing in educational institutions, and in rural areas of Armenia to introduce the choral culture to a wider audience in the country.