The Library
KOHAR Library is specialized in Armenian Songbooks and Dictionaries. It holds over 2100 Armenian songbooks, over 500 dictionaries, in addition to over 500 books on Armenian manuscripts, the Kingdom of Cilicia and the Armenian Genocide. The oldest book in the library dates back to 1749. The Library also houses over 3500 music cassettes, CDs, DVDs and LPs, the oldest dating back to 1950. The library is open to the Armenian public, where those who are interested in Armenian music come and search for songs or do their researches and choose the songs that they want and like and take copies gratis.
KOHAR
All Time Armenian Favorites
The library is associated to KOHAR Symphony Orchestra and Choir, which performs All Time Armenian Favorites. This was founded in 1997 as an independent musical and cultural institution by the Armenian culture patron, Harout Khatchadourian of Lebanon, who along with his brothers, Shahe and Nar Khatchadourian, entirely sustain the activities of KOHAR and all its concerts in tribute to their parents; in memory of their late father Aram and in honor of their mother Kohar. During the course of its more than 10-year existence, KOHAR under the waving flags of the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia, has become an important cornerstone in the unique musical rendition of Armenian alphabet and culture, and bringing its share in preserving the Armenian heritage for future generations.