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 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.



Stay Tuned For Upcoming Events!


June 07, 2020
CANCELLED! Central Ohio Bezirk 2020, Freundschaftssingen
The Columbus Männerchor hosts the Freundschaftssingen (Friendship Singing) to wrap up Sängerfest 2020. Join us for a hearty brunch, a glass of Weizen and beautiful music from our choirs friends to say Auf Wiedersehen! This event has been cancelled, COVID-10!
June 06, 2020
CANCELLED! Zentral Ohio's 41st Sängerbezirk Concert 2020
Welcome to the Central Ohio 41st Bezirks Sängerfest, (German singing festival). Concert begins at 4:00 PM doors open at 3:00 PM, Free to the public and held at the Columbus Athenaeum 32 N. 4th Street, Columbus, OH. This event has been cancelled, COVID-19!
Sängerfest Postcard
June 05, 2020
CANCELLED! Bezirk Sängerfest 2020 Stammtisch, VALTER'S AT THE MÄNNERCHOR
Come join us at the Männerchor Haus (976 S High in German Village). Music from Squeezin'N'Wheezin as well as Männerchors visiting from Ohio & PA. Free admission.



976 South High Street, Columbus OH 43206
Tel: (614) 444-3531

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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