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

Stay Tuned For Upcoming Events!

Prior

December 14, 2019
Christmas Concert at State Auto Insurance
The Columbus Damenchor and the Maennerchor join voices for this beautiful outdoor concert set on the Christmas decorated grounds of State Auto Insurance at 518 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215.
December 10, 2019
Candlelight Service at Valter's
Candlelight Service, Valter's at the Maennerchor ( Please thinking about what you want to contribute in terms of Christmas cookies or other baked goods )
December 08, 2019
Christmas Concert
St. Mary Church in German Village 684 S. 3rd St., Columbus, Ohio 43206 This is the Maennerchor/Damenchor Concert to begin the 2019 German Village Lights.
November 15, 2019
Stammtisch Social Gathering
Valter's at the Maennerchor, Come join us at the Männerchor 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.
November 10, 2019
171st Maennerchor Anniversary Banquet
Mozart's at 4784 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43214, Social Hour: 5:00 pm, Dinner: 6:00 pm ( buffet, entrees : Beef Stroganoff and Roasted Pork Loin ) Price: $ 32.00 per person
November 08, 2019
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!
November 03, 2019
Schnitzel Dinner at Trinity Lutheran Church
Schnitzel Dinner at Trinity Lutheran Church 11/3/2019, 4:30 PM Social hour, 5:00 PM Great Schnitzel served! The Columbus Maennerchor hosts a Schnitzel Dinner @ Trinity Lutheran Church, 404 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215 Friends, this event is a fundraiser for the Maennerchor and an opportunity to meet and greet the Maennerchor members. The public is welcomed and encouraged to come; savor our superb Schnitzel prepared by our master chefs, maybe engage in a bit of German conversation, and enjoy some wonderful German singing. Adults serving is $18 and kids under 12 are $6. Come join us!
October 20, 2019
Maennerchor Sing, Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon
The Columbus Maennerchor will be playing German music to cheer on the Marathon's runners. The participants, sponsors, and fans have raised millions of dollars for the life-saving care and research that Nationwide Children’s Hospital provides.
October 18, 2019
STAMMTISCH, MAENNERCHOR Social Gathering
Valter's at the Maennerchor, Come join us at the Männerchor 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.
October 12, 2019
St. Mary's Oktoberfest
St. Mary's Church in German Village, 684 S. 3rd St., Columbus, Ohio 43206
October 11, 2019
Athletic Club Oktoberfest
136 E. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio 43215
October 06, 2019
50 years of the Columbus Kinderchor Celebration
at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 225 E. Gates St., Columbus, Ohio 43206 Potluck dinner starts at 5:00 pm, Brats and hot dogs provided, please bring something to share.
October 05, 2019
Minster Oktoberfest
East 4th Street, Minister, OH 45865
October 04, 2019
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!
September 28, 2019
John Gutmann's Oktoberfest, Clintonville
The Maennerchor will be helping to celebrate Oktoberfest at 4517 Rosemont Place, Columbus, OH 43214
September 22, 2019
Germania Oktoberfest
543 S. High St Columbus, OH 43215 Enjoy the Village atmosphere in our “Bier Garten,” right in the heart of the Brewery District. There is something for everyone…Live Bands, Dancing, German Choruses, and, of course German Foods and Drinks!
September 20, 2019
Stammtisch Social Gathering
Valter's at the Maennerchor, Come join us at the Männerchor 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.
September 13, 2019
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!
August 31, 2019
Columbus Kinderchor Sing at Cleveland Oktoberfest
Cleveland Oktoberfest 2019, Northeast Ohio's Largest Annual Outdoor Festival, Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, 19201 East Bagley Road, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
August 24, 2019
Newark Männerchor Ox Roast
The Columbus Maennerchor are guests of the Newark Maennerchor, encourage people to come early to listen to the other choirs and enjoy the food and festivities. 195 Orchard St., Newark, OH

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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