About Us

KOHAR Symphony Orchestra & Choir (frequently known as KOHAR) of Gyumri, Armenia, is the most popular orchestra in its rendition of ‘All Time Armenian Favorites’, with innovative and revised arrangement and orchestration, which has become the trademark name of its Armenian music and songs. KOHAR 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.

KOHAR initially started as a symphony orchestra in 2000 under the helm of creative director and conductor Sebouh Abcarian of Cyprus, and later the KOHAR Choir was formed to complement the work of KOHAR Symphony Orchestra. Consisting of over 140 musicians 12 solo singers, and 11 dance-member ensemble, the symphony orchestra & choir quickly grew in popularity with its initial outdoor concerts on the premises of KOHAR, which attracted interest and admiration from locals and overseas.

KOHAR has been famous for its recordings of All Time Armenian Favorites DVD & CD. The DVD features a bilingual Armenian & English, multi-feature and stunning, visual and symphonic performance. It contains 46 All Time Armenian Favorites songs and dances, The stirring performance will enliven any music lover. The highlight of the DVD is the subtitled lyrics of the songs in Armenian and transliteration.

During the course of its almost 15-year existence, KOHAR 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.

  •  Choir
  • SymphonyOrchestra
  • DancingEnsemble

Hamlet
Chobanyan

Mime

Choir

SOPRANO

Shahandukht
Aleksanyan

Katarina
Anakhasyan

Elza
Antonyan

Nvard
Bogatsyan

Lusine
Davtyan

Kristine
Khalatyan

Roza
Khachatryan

 

Arpine
Khlghatyan

Asya
Kostandyan

Knarik
Mkhlajyan

Lilit
Mkrtchyan

Meri
Mkrtchayn

Khanum
Shahinyan

Taguhi
Sahakyan

Anush
Sargsyan

Geghetsik
Tonoyan

Ofelya
Kushkyan

ALTO

Armenuhi
Yeghoyan

Kristina
Zajimtsyan

Sona
Zarafyan

Tatevik
Khachatran

Varduhi
Hakhverdyan

Nvardik
Harutyunyan

Kristine
Harutyunyan

 

Nazan
Ghzaryan

Naira
Manasyan

Ruzanna
Shapharonyan

Armine
Papoyan

Yeranuhi
Stepanyan

Seda
Stepanyan

Anna
Strashyan

TENOR

Karen
Atoyan

Varazdat
Gasparyan

Gevorg
Gevorgyan

Razmik
Daghmajyan

Artur
Yeghiazaryan

Vahagn
Elbakyan

Sevak
Khachatryan

 

Gevorg
Hakobyan

Serob
Harutyunyan

Karen
Mayilyan

Karapet
Manukyan

Gurgen
Margaryan

Edgar
Martirosyan

Arsen
Melkonyan

BASS-BARITONE

Andranik
Atoyan

Aramais
Avetisyan

Ara
Babujyan

Telman
Baghdasaryan

Mihran
Gasparyan

Kim
Grigoryan

Koryun
Yeghoyan

Vahan
Zayimtsyan

 

Sergey
Zakaryan

Davit
Khachatryan

Velikhan
Khachatryan

Artyom
Hakobyan

Robert
Hakobyan

Vrej
Hakobyan

Harutyun
Hovhannisyan

Mikayel
Sargsyan

PIANIST

Larisa
Aleksanyan

 

PIANIST

Larisa Aleksanyan

SOPRANO

Shahandukht
Aleksanyan

Katarina
Anakhasyan

Elza
Antonyan

Nvard
Bogatsyan

Lusine
Davtyan

Kristine
Khalatyan

Roza
Khachatryan

Arpine
Khlghatyan

Asya
Kostandyan

Knarik
Mkhlajyan

Lilit
Mkrtchyan

Meri
Mkrtchayn

Khanum
Shahinyan

Taguhi
Sahakyan

Anush
Sargsyan

Geghetsik
Tonoyan

Ofelya
Kushkyan

ALTO

Armenuhi
Yeghoyan

Kristina
Zajimtsyan

Sona
Zarafyan

Tatevik
Khachatran

Varduhi
Hakhverdyan

Nvardik
Harutyunyan

Kristine
Harutyunyan

Nazan
Ghzaryan

Naira
Manasyan

Ruzanna
Shapharonyan

Armine
Papoyan

Yeranuhi
Stepanyan

Seda
Stepanyan

Anna
Strashyan

TENOR

Karen
Atoyan

Varazdat
Gasparyan

Gevorg
Gevorgyan

Razmik
Daghmajyan

Artur
Yeghiazaryan

Vahagn
Elbakyan

Sevak
Khachatryan

Gevorg
Hakobyan

Serob
Harutyunyan

Karen
Mayilyan

Karapet
Manukyan

Gurgen
Margaryan

Edgar
Martirosyan

Arsen
Melkonyan

BASS-BARITONE

Andranik
Atoyan

Aramais
Avetisyan

Ara
Babujyan

Telman
Baghdasaryan

Mihran
Gasparyan

Kim
Grigoryan

Koryun
Yeghoyan

Vahan
Zayimtsyan

Sergey
Zakaryan

Davit
Khachatryan

Velikhan
Khachatryan

Artyom
Hakobyan

Robert
Hakobyan

Vrej
Hakobyan

Harutyun
Hovhannisyan

Mikayel
Sargsyan

 

SymponyOrchestra

FIRST VIOLIN

Gayane Manukyan

Meruzhan Grigoryan

Raya Grigoryan

Irina Yeroyan

Iveta Tovmasyan

Armen Kartshyan

Marine Hakobyan

Armenuhi Movsisyan

Hripsime Petrosyan

Svetlana Sarukhanyan

SECOND VIOLIN

Yeranuhi Soghomonyan

Kristine Baghdasaryan

Ani Baghoyan

Vahram Karapetyan

Spartak Hakobyan

Armenuhi Ghazaryan

Lusine Margaryan

Liana Melikyan

Anna Kocharyan

 

VIOLA

Silva Safaryan

Yeghia Ansuryan

Gor Davtyan

Julieta Harutyunyan

Zhanna Melkonyan

Alik Tonoyan

Anna Tonoyan

DOUBLE BASS

Yeva Gevorgyan

Khachatur Danielyan

Samvel Petrosyan

 

CELLO

Arshak Petrosyan

Mariam Babayan

Ruben Davtyan

Romina Zurabova

Azat Harutyunyan

Ruzanna Ghaplanyan

PICCOLO

Hamlet Baghdasaryan

FLUTE

Hermine Manukyan

Karen Muradyan

 

 

CLARINET

Karen Kirakosyan

Arman Shaboyan

OBOE

Hovhannes Arshakyan

Gevorg Davtyan

HARMONICA

Artak Nersisyan

BASSOON

Hovhannes Khachatryan

SAXOPHONE

Armen Arakelyan

Arsen Torosyan

 

TUBA

Vagharshak Pepanyan

TRUMPET

Harutyun Khachatryan

Hovhannes Tataryan

Levon Puchinyan

FRENCH HORN

Vardan Yeghiazaryan

Hovhannes Hovhannisyan

Ara Vardanyan

Bagrat Panosyan

 

 

TROMBONE

Aram Mandalyan

Vachik Sanoyan

Davit Vardanyan

HARP

Maya Srapyan

PIANO

Henrieta Pavliyan 

BASS GUITAR

Khosrov Khachatryan

GUITAR

Aram Khachatryan

 

 

 

TIMPANI

Armen Tadevosyan

PERCUSSION

Narek Khechumyan

DOUDOUG

Gagik Malkhasyan

DEHOL

Gurgen Avagyan

KOPAL

Gagik Hakhverdyan

KANON

Anahit Valesyan

 

 

 

 

FIRST VIOLIN

Gayane Manukyan

Meruzhan Grigoryan

Raya Grigoryan

Irina Yeroyan

Iveta Tovmasyan

Armen Kartshyan

Marine Hakobyan

Armenuhi Movsisyan

Hripsime Petrosyan

Svetlana Sarukhanyan

SECOND VIOLIN

Yeranuhi Soghomonyan

Kristine Baghdasaryan

Ani Baghoyan

Vahram Karapetyan

Spartak Hakobyan

Armenuhi Ghazaryan

Lusine Margaryan

Liana Melikyan

Anna Kocharyan

VIOLA

Silva Safaryan

Yeghia Ansuryan

Gor Davtyan

Julieta Harutyunyan

Zhanna Melkonyan

Alik Tonoyan

Anna Tonoyan

CELLO

Arshak Petrosyan

Mariam Babayan

Ruben Davtyan

Romina Zurabova

Azat Harutyunyan

Ruzanna Ghaplanyan

DOUBLE BASS

Yeva Gevorgyan

Khachatur Danielyan

Samvel Petrosyan

PICCOLO

Hamlet Baghdasaryan

FLUTE

Hermine Manukyan

Karen Muradyan

CLARINET

Karen Kirakosyan

Arman Shaboyan

OBOE

Hovhannes Arshakyan

Gevorg Davtyan

BASSOON

Hovhannes Khachatryan

SAXOPHONE

Armen Arakelyan

Arsen Torosyan

 

DanceEnsemble

Dance Master

Susan Mikaelyan

 

Director

Samvel Karapetyan

Dancers

Ani Ayvazyan

Lusine Aroyan

Monika Gabrielyan

Ani Grigoryan

Syuzanna Davtyan

Gayane Kadaevjyan

Gayane Hovhannisyan

 

Azniv Manukyan

Astghik Chobanyan

Nvard Petrosyan

Elen Sandaljyan

Mariam Simonyan

Anzhela Vardazaryan

Anna Varosyan

    

Dance Master

Susan Mikaelyan

Director

Samvel Karapetyan

Dancers

Ani Ayvazyan

Lusine Aroyan

Monika Gabrielyan

Ani Grigoryan

Syuzanna Davtyan

Gayane Kadaevjyan

Gayane Hovhannisyan

Azniv Manukyan

Astghik Chobanyan

Nvard Petrosyan

Elen Sandaljyan

Mariam Simonyan

Anzhela Vardazaryan

Anna Varosyan