At the initiative of the Hamazkayin Regional Executive Board for Lebanon, in cooperation with the American University of Beirut, on May 19, 2019, at the university’s Assembly Hall, the “Gargach” Children’s Choir held its annual concert. The choir was directed and conducted by Zakar Keshishian and accompanied on piano by Liana Harutyunian and Lusy Krouzian.
The concert was dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of Gomidas and Hovhannes Tumanian. Over the course of its 22 years, the choir has had more than 900 members. It presented a program of Armenian folk and composed music. The youth choir also sang “Beledi Lubnen el amr” in Arabic. The song, by Zaki Nasifi was especially arranged for “Gargach” by Dr. Edward Torigian.