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

August 19, 2018
2:00 pm
Concert for Tony Gonzaga
This concert is in memory of a dear friend of the Columbus Maennerchor Tony Gonzaga. Join us at Trinity Lutheran Church in downtown Columbus to remember Tony in song and prayer.
August 25, 2019
TBD
Newark Maennerchor Ox Roast
Join the Columbus Maennerchor at Newark Maennerchor park for a day of song, wunderbar food, and gemutlichkeit. Join us ! Ja!

Prior

January 09, 2018
Damenchor and Maennerchor Rehearsal
The beginning of the new choir season starts with the first practice of the year. Join us afterward for a bier und gemulichkeit !
January 19, 2018
Stammtisch Social Greeting and Gathering at Valter's Restaurant
Neu ! This first and hopefully monthly gathering will allow the Maennercher and Damenchor choirs to share music and German culture to members and new comers! Welcome all to this event !
January 23, 2018
Damenchor and Maennerchor Rehearsal
We are continuing with plans for the spring season and upcoming Pittsburg concert. Afterwards, join us for a bier and sing along with all the bier drinking favorites at the bar at Valter's at the Maennerchor ! Ja !
January 30, 2018
Damenchor and Maennerchor Rehearsal
Newcomers welcome ! Join us for choir practice, and bier songs afterwards. Test your language and singing skills, and join in at Valter's at the Maennerchor every Tuesday night!
February 02, 2018
Wurst and Bier Restaurant Sing Along
Columbus Maennerchor will continue sharing the German heritage at Wurst and Bier Restaurant every first Friday of the month. Come over and join us, and share the gehmulichkeit!
February 06, 2018
Damenchor and Maennerchor Rehearsal
Practice begins for the 2018 singing season! Join us afterward for a Neuen Jahr cheer !
February 08, 2018
Wapokoneta Fest
Neu Details ! Carpool departs the German Village Haus at 4:30pm for Wapokoneta. Everyone requiring a ride please arrive by 4:15 pm. Program begins at 7:00 pm and will end by 9:00 pm, and this will be a Wurst and Bier program. Attire is casual and set to Wurst to Bier black and whites.
February 12, 2018
Maennerchor Board Meeting
Officers to get together to discuss corporate directions.
February 13, 2018
Maennerchor corporate meeting and joint music rehearsal
Corporate discussions covering the purchase of the Ratskeller and upcoming events. Joint Damenchor and Maennerchor rehearsal to follow. Gehmulichkeit !
February 16, 2018
Stammtisch Social Greeting and Gathering at Valter's Restaurant
This second and hopefully monthly gathering will allow the Maennerchor and Damenchor choirs to share music and German culture with members and newcomers! Welcome all to this event ! Gehmulichkeit !
February 20, 2018
Damen Sektion Lunch Meeting
Damen Sektion members will discuss the upcoming events.
February 20, 2018
Damenchor and Maennerchor Rehearsal
Join us afterwards for Gehmulichkeit, and practice your rusty German language with the many members!
February 27, 2018
Damenchor and Maennerchor Rehearsal
Afterwards, come join us again for Gehmulichkeit, and practice your language skills. Do you have any old pictures to share?
February 27, 2018
Damenchor Officer's meeting
Damenchor officers discuss the upcoming new year !
March 02, 2018
Wurst und Bier Restaurant Sing Along !
This Friday, Wurst and Bier Restaurant at the Crosswoods offers plenty of food, biers, songs, und gemutlichkeit for all. Stop by and join in, or join us ! 110 Hutchinson Ave, Columbus, Ohio.
March 16, 2018
Stammtisch Every 3rd Friday at Valter's at the Maennerchor
Join us for the third meeting of the Maennerchor "Regulars table" for song, food, and fun! Test your German on our regulars, and share your history! Join us ! Ja!
March 18, 2018
Sangerabend at Valter's at the Maennerchor
The sangerabend will be held on Sunday, und again we will be sharing music, stories, friendship, und gehmulichkeit with all attending. Join us, and share some German culture for a change.
April 06, 2018
Wurst und Bier Restaurant Sing Along !
Join the Maennerchor at Wurst und Bier Restaurant for song, wurst, und good bier! Wurst and Bier is located at 110 Hutchinson Avenue, Columbus !
April 20, 2018
Stammtiche Every 3rd Friday at Valter's at the Maennerchor
Stammtiche, or the regulars table, is an culture and singing event for all Maennerchor members and non-members. Join us for music, discussion, culture share, and bring us old photos and stories. Come test your language skills on all of bilingual members. Gehmulichkeit !
May 04, 2018
Neu! Wurst and Bier Friday Night
Join us for an evening of song, wursts, and bier this Friday night ! Columbus Maennerchor members will sing all your bier drinking favorites, and a few that you have never heard. Join us for some old time gehmutlichkeit at 110 Hutchinson Avenue in north Columbus !
May 12, 2018
Neu! Sangerfest at Pittsburgh, PA
Columbus Maennerchor Choir and all social members are welcome to travel to Pittsburgh to perform and sing along at this Sangerfest of the spring season. Please consider joining us for a fun filled festival of German culture! Ja ! Ja !
May 25, 2018
Stammtiche Friday at Valter's at the Maennerchor
Achtung! We are changing dates to accomodate our choir. Join us again for the monthly Stammtiche or regulars table. This night is filled with song, laughter, and sharing of stories and culture! Join us ! Ja , Ja !
June 01, 2018
Wurst and Bier Sing Along !
Join us again at Wurst and Bier for the first Friday of the month singalong. Test your German on our members, and bring photos of your relatives and friends for a historical discussion ! See you there !
June 02, 2018
Saint Leo's Charitable Fundraiser for Saint Mary's Church
This is a St Leo's fundraiser event for the restoration of Saint Mary's Catholic Church. Progress continues for Saint Mary's, but join us for German music and culture to benefit this wonderbar cause !
June 03, 2018
Saint John Lutheran Church Celebration
Columbus Maennerchor will join Saint John's choir for a traditional service. More details to follow !
June 10, 2018
Schnitzel Dinner at Trinity Lutheran Church Downtown Columbus
Achtung ! There has been an event date change ! Trinity Lutheran schnitzel dinner is a wonderful fundraiser for Trinity. Columbus Maennerchor will add music to the soft lighting, und great food! Join us !
July 20, 2018
Stammtiche Friday at Valter's at the Maennerchor
Join the Maennerchor choir for a evening of gehmulichkeit at Valter's at the Maennerchor. Bring your photographs, stories, and test your German language skills for a night music, bier, and good fun. Join us ! Ja !
August 03, 2018
Wurst and Bier Friday Night
Join the Maennerchor choir for an evening of song and gemutlichkeit. Bring your photos and test your German language skills with our many songsters ! Ja !
August 05, 2018
St. James Crafts and Brats Festival
Join the Maennerchor songsters for music and traditional German fare at 5660 Trabue Road in Hilliard, Ohio. A German church service, songs, music, and traditional dance is all on the calendar. Gruss Gott!
August 16, 2018
Stammtish Friday Night !
Join us for a wonderful Friday night filled with food, bier, and music. Stammtish or the "regular's table" is a wonderful opportunity to share the German language with our songsters. Bring your photographs, stories, and your singing voice and consider joining in with us. 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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