THE
COLUMBUS
MAENNERCHOR

WELCOME TO
THE
COLUMBUS
MAENNERCHOR



Founded over 168 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

October 21, 2017
6:00 pm
Neu ! Saint Mary's Columbus Oktoberfest Fundraiser
Maennerchor players sing Wurst and Bier program on the front lawn of the grade school. The requested start time has been changed to 6:00 pm, and the bier kegs will be tapped at 5:00 pm. Wunderbar !
October 28, 2017
Details to come !
Josephenum Pontifical College Oktoberfest
This is a Saturday event at the Pontifical College on US 23 North. More details from Lucas to come !
November 10, 2017
7:00 pm
Wurst and Bier Friday Night !
Songsters will sing from the Maennerchor's long list of bier drinking favorites !
November 26, 2017
2:00 pm
Franklin Park Conservatory
Th Kinderchor, Damenchor, and Maennerchor will perform their first Christmas concert of the season.
December 03, 2017
4:00 pm
Trinity Lutheran Christmas Concert
The Kinderchor, Damenchor, and the Maennerchor perform their Christmas Concert in the German Village neighborhood.
December 06, 2017
5:30 pm
Damenchor Christmas Party at Mozart's
Great fun for the Damenchor section in the Christmas season ! Wunderbar !
December 07, 2017
12:00 pm
Damen Sektion Lunch Meeting
This meeting will be a mix of business and good fun !
December 08, 2017
7:00 pm
Wurst and Bier Friday Night !
Maennerchor sings favorites from the bier list to the patrons of W & B. Prost !
December 09, 2017
6:00 pm
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Maennerchor songsters perform their Christmas favorites outside in the concert pavilion.
December 12, 2017
7:00 pm
Candle light Service at the Maennerchor
This is a Maennerchor members and family only party, but it should be great fun for all. Gemulichkeit !

Prior

September 28, 2017
UGSS Rehearsal at Germania Club
The only rehearsal for the UGSS Concert is next Thursday, 9/28/2017. Bill Antoniak will be conducting.
September 30, 2017
Oktoberfest !
Maennerchor singers will be performing on the "Oval" at Rosemont and Dominion streets in Columbus.
October 01, 2017
United German Singing Society of Central Ohio
In concert at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Grove City
October 03, 2017
Kinderchor Rehearsal, Damenchor Rehearsal, Maennerchor Rehearsal
Dr. Marc Heeg directs the children's, ladie's and men's choir practices.
October 06, 2017
Wurst and Bier Friday Night !
Maennerchor Singers perform for the customers at W & B. Gemutlichkeit !
October 08, 2017
Renaissance Festival
Maennerchor players are in Plain City using the Wurst and Bier playbook. We are at Passtime Park for this program.
October 09, 2017
Maennerchor Board Meeting at Haus
Maennerchor board meeting.
October 10, 2017
Kinderchor, Damenchor, and Maennerchor Rehearsals and Business Meeting
6:00pm Kinderchor Rehearsal, 7:00 pm Business Meeting and 8:00 pm joint Damenchor and Maennerchor Rehearsal.
October 17, 2017
Damen Sektion Lunch Meeting
This is a Damen Sektion gathering and lunch meeting!

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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