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

April 05, 2019
7:00 PM
Wurst & 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!
April 07, 2019
5:00 PM
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 19, 2019
8:00 PM
Stammtisch, Valter's at the Maennerchor
Come join us at the Maennerchor Haus for an evening of song, food, and bier. Bring your stories and share the language with our German members.
April 27, 2019
11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Maifest
Join the Maennerchor for a fun filled day celebrating the coming of Spring with festive events, competitions, bier, brats and music. More information to follow soon!

Prior

October 05, 2018
Saint Mary's Oktoberfest
Join Columbus Maennerchor for an evening of fun, food, and song at Saint Mary's Oktoberfest in German Village, Columbus. Festivities begin at 5:00pm, and will continue through the night with our Oktoberfest song list. Join us!
October 06, 2018
Minster, Ohio, Oktoberfest
Join the Columbus Maennerchor for a day of food, song, and 1/2 gallon jugs of bier! The festival is in Minster, Ohio, and has been a local tradition of the German community in north western Ohio. Join us for night of traditional fun. Ja!
October 19, 2018
Stammtisch Friday Night
Join the Maennerchor singers at the haus, Valter's at the Maennerchor, for a night of song, food, and bier! Maennerchor singers will sing from their long list of bier song favorites, so join us and join in for a night at the regular's table. Wunderbar!
October 20, 2018
Oktoberfest at the Josephinum
Sorry Friends, this is a private party for the seminarians and the Maennerchor choir, but this is a wonderful opportunity to tour the beautiful Josephinum college and to have a wonderful time with our seminarian brethren .
October 21, 2018
Columbus Marathon Stage at Valter's at the Maennerchor
Be prepared for runners to pass the Maennerchor early, and maybe a few can stop for a bier before they continue. Wunderbar!
November 04, 2018
Schnitzel Dinner at Trinity Lutheran
Friends, this event is a small fundraiser for the Maennerchor, and an opportunity to meet and greet the Maennerchor members. The public is welcome, and adults serving is $18 and kids under 12 are $6. Join us ! Ja !
November 09, 2018
Wurst and Bier Sing Along !
Join the Maennerchor singers for a night of food, bier, and song. The songsters will sing from a long list of bier song favorites, and share culture, pictures, and stories with the crowd. Join us at Wurst and Bier on 110 Hutchinson Avenue in Columbus.
November 16, 2018
Stammtiche Friday at Valter's at the Maennerchor
Join the Maennerchor choir for a wunderbar evening at the Haus.. Stammtiche or "regulars table" joins the best of German culture: song, laughter, conversation, bier, and great food! Join us! Ja!
November 18, 2018
Maennerchor Anniversary Dinner
Everyone, this is a private event at Capital University for the Damenchor, Maennerchor and friends. Members, join us for a wonderful evening dinner and awards. This is a black coat event everyone, and reservations are required.
December 02, 2018
Christmas Concert at Trinity Lutheran Church
This is a public event that everyone is welcome to hear the Kinderchor, Damenchor, and Maennerchor sing in a beautiful joint holiday concert. Music will be sung in English, Latin, and of course German. Join us for a wonderful holiday event.
December 05, 2018
Christmas Concert at State Auto Insurance
The Columbus Damenchor and the Maennerchor join voices for this beautiful outdoor concert set on the grounds of State Auto Insurance on Broad Street in Columbus.
December 11, 2018
Candlelight Service at Valter's at the Maennerchor
Sorry folks! This event will be reserved for just friends and members of the Maennerchor, Damenchor, and Kinderchor members 5:00pm. There is plenty of time to become a member of the Maennerchor to join in the fun though. Ja! Join us !
December 12, 2018
Song at Friendship Village Dublin
Both the Columbus Damenchor and the Maennerchor will be entertaining at this event, but details are still coming in.
December 31, 2018
New Year's Eve Party at Valter's at the Maennerchor
Let's close out the season with our friends and enjoy the bringing in of the new year. More details to come ! Prost !
February 01, 2019
Wurst and Bier Sing Along !
Come join the Maennerchor Choir for another 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 ! Ja!
February 15, 2019
Stammtisch Friday at Valter's at the Maennerchor
Join us at the regulars table for another evening of song, food, and bier. Join the Columbus Maennerchor choir in song for this monthly celebration.
March 15, 2019
Stammtisch Friday at Valter's at the Maennerchor
Come Join the Maennerchor choir at the Haus for an evening of song, food, and of course bier. Bring your stories, and share the language with many of German members. Ja!

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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