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WELCOME TO
THE
COLUMBUS
MÄNNERCHOR



Founded over 170 years ago by 12 young men, new Americans, the Columbus Männerchor has become the nations longest continually active Germanic singing society and social club.

North America's Oldest
German Language
Singing Society & Social Club


The Choirs

 

 
THE MÄNNERCHOR

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 Germanic 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. 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, the Damenchor performs pieces from other European nations as well as well known music from the US.

 

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. 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!

 

 




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.


 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Upcoming Events


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Prior 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.
May 16, 2020
MAIFEST 2020- THE COLUMBUS MÄNNERCHOR

Join the Männerchor for a fun filled day celebrating the coming of Spring with festive events, competitions, bier, brats and music. Great fun, food and Gemütlichkeit!