Recent Events

Oktoberfest Session 2018

posted Jul 29, 2018, 7:50 PM by Columbus Kinderchor

Join us for the start of our new session of Oktoberfest music on Tuesday August 7, 2018 at 6pm, Valter's at the Maennerchor 976 S. High Street, 43206. Meet returning members and our director Dr. Marc Heeg, we will review a few familiar songs and start to learn a couple of new. No previous experience necessary, we will teach you fun German songs and proper singing skills.

Spring Music Session 2017

posted Jan 5, 2017, 7:13 PM by Columbus Kinderchor

Join us for our Christmas Music Session starting February 7, 2017 at 6pm

This 10 week session will cover a variety of traditional Springtime songs.

Cost is $50 per child, costumes provided.

Please email for details

Christmas Music Session

posted Sep 22, 2016, 7:04 AM by Columbus Kinderchor   [ updated Jan 5, 2017, 7:14 PM ]

Join us for our Spring Music Session starting October 4, 2016 at 6pm

This 10 week session will cover a variety of traditional Christmas songs.

Cost is $50 per child, costumes provided.

Please email for details

Celebrate Spring and learn a Maypole dance

posted Mar 30, 2016, 7:47 PM by Columbus Kinderchor   [ updated Mar 30, 2016, 7:50 PM ]

The Columbus Kinderchor is celebrating spring by learning a Maypole dance. We would like to invite our friends to join us for this 4 week session. Rehearsals will begin on Monday April 18th at 6pm. Cost for this 4 week dance session will be $20 per child, please contact us for details or call (614) 321-9555.

Spring Concert with the Columbus Maennerchor & Damenchor

posted Mar 13, 2016, 7:23 PM by Columbus Kinderchor

April 24, 2016 – 4 p.m.
Epiphany Lutheran Church 
268 Hill Rd. N., Pickerington, Ohio 43147

Open House

posted Sep 26, 2015, 12:17 PM by Columbus Kinderchor

Tuesday Oct 13, 2015 5:30-6:30pm

Christmas Music Session Starting Oct 13th - Ending Dec 15th

Dues: $50 per child (sibling discount available)

Questions? Call Kerry Riggs (614) 321-9555

Rehearsals Tuesday's at 6pm

2015 - 2016 Kinderchor Season

posted Aug 4, 2015, 7:09 PM by Columbus Kinderchor   [ updated Aug 4, 2015, 7:35 PM ]

Currently under the direction of Toni Ryan, the children's repertoire is tailored to meet the needs of growing voices and a variety of skill levels. The very youngest learn German nursery rhymes that teach the concepts of opposites, numbers, times and seasons, and parts of the body. The older children learn to sing in rounds and two and three part harmony. At all levels, there is a heavy component of building German vocabulary, good musical practices, and performance art.

 Performances are scheduled several times per year throughout central Ohio. Our uniforms are German Tracht, Dirndls, and Landhaus (or German Country) dresses and Lederhosen (or German pants).  We have a number of costumes and make sure all our singers have access to what they need.

Opportunities: Travel & Scholarships Our chorus members have been the recipients of Summer Art Camp Scholarships. We travel to several Central Ohio Oktoberfest and German Culture celebrations to perform and promote German Heritage. We are planning a group trip to Germany for the 50th anniversary of the Columbus Kinderchor in 2019.

It is time once again to resume our rehearsals to prepare for our Oktoberfest season of performances.
Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings from 6pm – 7pm. At our German Heritage Haus in German Village.

We offer three 10 week sessions for children and youth ages 3 -18. Each session consists of 10 rehearsals and at least 2 performances.

Session 1 – Oktoberfest Music (August 4th - October 4th)
Session 2 – Christmas Music (October 13th - December 15th)
Session 3 – Spring Music (February 2nd 2016 - April 26th 2016)

Dues are $50 per 10 week session, or $100 for all three sessions. Sibling discount of 25% for families. Limited scholarships for dues are available.

Interested in joining?   E-mail us at  

We would like to invite you to sit in on any rehearsal or join us at one of our performances. Previous German language skills are not necessary, we will teach your child in the easiest form…song.

Open House & Rootbeer Float Fundraiser

posted Apr 25, 2015, 8:51 AM by Columbus Kinderchor   [ updated Sep 26, 2015, 12:30 PM ]

Join us for an open house on May 16, 2015 10am - 2pm
976 S High Street Columbus, OH 43206

We will have information about our New Summer German Language Class and joining our chorus.

Rootbeer floats provided by the "Sock Hop Soda Shop"

United German Singing Society

posted Nov 6, 2014, 6:47 PM by Columbus Kinderchor

The day of German Unification saw a grand celebration of music and heritage as the United German Singing Society and Alphorn Grüezie filled the walls of Mees Hall on Capital University with music and celebration.  Ten Alphorn opened the well attended event. Cabot Rea of 10TV in Columbus, Ohio performed as Master of Ceremonies.

The audience was entertained with vocal music performed by Central Ohio Germanic choirs, dancers from the Columbus Germania and the Columbus Kinderchor & Jugendchor. The children performed selections from The Sound of Music. However, the audience laughed until the tears flowed as the children performed a yodel, and proceeded to "teach" the audience members how to yodel.

Look for a repeat performance in October of 2015.

Cleveland Oktoberfest 2014

posted Oct 13, 2009, 12:54 AM by Columbus Kinderchor   [ updated Oct 19, 2014, 5:03 AM ]

Each year, our children travel to Cleveland to perform in their Oktoberfest. Find us down the gangway in front of the Choir Gazebo as we sing our songs.  This year, we introduced, "Oh, Teach Me How to Yodel" yodeled by Aiden Buckley.

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