THE
COLUMBUS
MAENNERCHOR

WELCOME TO
THE
COLUMBUS
MAENNERCHOR



Founded over 170 years ago by 12 young men, new Americans, the Columbus Männerchor has become the nations largest and longest continually active German singing society and social club.

THE NATION'S OLDEST & LARGEST
GERMAN SINGING SOCIETY
 

Choirs

 

The Maennerchor

Born of humble beginnings, The Männerchor (Men's Chorus) has stood the test of time. Through prosperity and adversity, war and peace, the men have hung together with a unified purpose: To advance the knowledge and understanding of German Culture, Language, and of course, Song. What began as 12 fresh immigrants huddled around 6 candles on a blustery October night in 1848 flourished as an organization where men from all walks of life could come together to raise a glass, and their collective voices, to honor the beautiful songs of the old country... and of the new. From that first Tuesday night, and on every Tuesday night since, the Columbus Männerchor has always striven to live up to their motto: "Harmony - in song and in life - holds us together".

The Damenchor

Founded in 1931 by women who wanted to make their voices heard in Columbus' art scene, the Damenchor (Women's Chorus) has become a premier women's choir in Central Ohio. Much like the men in 1848, many of these ladies were new to this country and wanted to have a piece of home to keep here. Music seemed an obvious choice. The Damenchor is dedicated to keeping German music alive and well in Columbus. The chorus has nearly 50 members and is always looking for more! The Damenchor performs a wide variety of music. In addition to their German repertoire, you will hear folk songs from many other European nations and from America, as well as Masterworks.

 
 

The Kinderchor

The Kinderchor (Children's Chorus) was formed in 1969 by the Männerchor, the Germania and the Swiss Club to assist the growing number of children in our German community in holding on to their heritage. Director Marc Heeg is building up the Kinderchor to have 2 segments, one for younger children and one for pre-teens and teenagers. The Kinderchor provides a safe, fun place for kids to sing, socialize, and learn a new language. Of course the parents are always invited to join us for practice, and who knows, maybe they'll sing along!

The damen sektion

Consisting of Social Members and Spouses of the Männerchor, The Damen Sektion (The Ladie's Auxiliary) was founded in 1903. The purpose of the Damen Sektion is to assist and support the Columbus Maennerchor in its many projects and to promote fellowship among the members.

 

Social Memberships

It's Not Just A Choir

So maybe you aren't a singer. Maybe you are, but just in the shower. Maybe you just want to sit back, relax, and enjoy the Gemütlichkeit. Or you want to help support an art based organization that has been entertaining Columbusites since before Columbus had paved roads.
Our Social Membership may be for you. Social Members have the same rights and priveledges as singing members, including access to our facilities, voting, discounts at Valter's, and much more.


Events


Upcoming

June 21, 2019
8:00 PM
Stammtisch, Valter's at the Maennerchor
Come join us at the Maennerchor Haus (976 S High in German Village) for a casual evening of song, food, and bier. Bring your stories and share the language with our German members.

Prior

June 16, 2019
Neil Armstrong Moon Landing Concert
Columbus Maennerchor will sing a Spring/Summer concert honoring the 50th Anniversary of Neil Armstrong's Moon Landing. This event will take place at First Church of New Knoxville, 200 W Bremen Street, New Knoxville 45871. Doors open at 1:00!
May 18, 2019
National Saengerfest - Peoria, Illinois
Maennerchor/Damenchor will be going to the Saengerfest in Peoria, IL to sing a concert with the nation-wide German Verein!
May 10, 2019
Wurst und Bier Sing Along!
Join the Maennerchor Choir for a fun filled evening of bier, brats and music. Wurst and Bier Restaurant is located on 110 Hutchinson Avenue off of US 23 in north Columbus. See you there!
May 05, 2019
UGSS Spring Concert
This will be the Maennerchor/Damenchor first concert since St. Mary's Church renovation.
May 04, 2019
Damenchor - Kentucky Derby Party
Valter's@Maennerchor Kentucky Derby party. Ask Damechor members for tickets.
April 27, 2019
Maifest
Join the Maennerchor for a fun filled day celebrating the coming of Spring with festive events, competitions, bier, brats and music. Great fun, food and Gemütlichkeit!
April 19, 2019
Stammtisch, Valter's at the Maennerchor
Come join us at the Maennerchor Haus (976 S High in German Village) for a casual evening of song, food, and bier. Bring your stories and share the language with our German members.
April 07, 2019
Schnitzel Dinner at Trinity Lutheran
Friends, this event is a fundraiser for the Maennerchor and an opportunity to meet and greet the Maennerchor members. The public is welcome! Adults serving is $18 and kids under 12 are $6. Come join us!
April 05, 2019
Wurst und Bier Sing Along!
Join the Maennerchor Choir for a fun filled evening of bier, brats and music. Wurst and Bier Restaurant is located on 110 Hutchinson Avenue off of US 23 in north Columbus. See you there!
March 15, 2019
Stammtisch, Valter's at the Maennerchor
Come join us at the Maennerchor Haus (976 S High in German Village) for a casual evening of song, food, and bier. Bring your stories and share the language with our German members.
March 15, 2019
Stammtisch, Valter's at the Maennerchor
Come join us at the Maennerchor Haus (976 S High in German Village) for a casual evening of song, food, and bier. Bring your stories and share the language with our German members.

Contact

Address

976 South High Street, Columbus OH 43206
Tel: (614) 444-3531
info@maennerchor.com

Haus Hours

Monday - Thursday: 11am - Midnight
Friday: 11am - 2am
​​Saturday: 9am - 2am
Sunday: 9am - Midnight

Rehearsals are Tuesdays
Children: 6pm
Ladies: 7pm
Men: 8pm


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