Songs We Sing

Oktoberfest Songs 2018

posted Jul 29, 2018, 7:57 PM by Columbus Kinderchor

Ein Bauer hatte einen Hund (B-I-N-G-O)

Wenn Du richtig glücklich bist (If You're Happy and You Know It)

Oktoberfest 2016

posted Sep 15, 2016, 11:51 AM by Columbus Kinderchor

Deutsche National Hymn

Kopf, Schulter, Knie und Fuß

A, B, C's

Mein Hut, der hat drei Ecken

Die Gedanken Sind Frei

Happy Wanderer

Spring 2016

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

Alle meine Entchen

Das Bienchen



Christmas 2015

posted Mar 13, 2016, 7:09 PM by Columbus Kinderchor

"Deck the Halls" traditional Christmas carol
"O Tannenbaum" traditional German folk song
"Backe, Backe Kuchen" popular German children's rhyme
"Lasst uns froh und munter sein" traditional German Christmas carol 
"Jolly Old St. Nicholas" Christmas song by Benjamin Hanby, soloist Morgan
Special Guest Visitor
"Jingle Bells" traditional winter holiday song
"Kling, Glöckchen kling" German Christmas carol from the 19th century
"Minka" Russian folk song
"Maria durch ein Dornwald ging" Geistliche Volkslieder 1850,  duet Ava & Morgan
"We Wish you a Merry Christmas" popular English carol from the West Country of England

Oktoberfest 2015

posted Sep 26, 2015, 12:07 PM by Columbus Kinderchor   [ updated Sep 26, 2015, 12:08 PM ]

German National Anthem

Kopf Schulter Knie und Fuß (Head Shoulders Knees and Toes)


Grün, grün, grün sind alle meine Kleider 

The Happy Wanderer

Spring 2015

posted Apr 25, 2015, 8:57 AM by Columbus Kinderchor

Backe, backe Kuchen

Grün, Grün, Grün sind alle meine Kleider

Lied der Deutschen

What's More American?

Christmas 2014

posted Nov 6, 2014, 6:31 PM by Columbus Kinderchor

The Columbus Kinderchor enjoys mixing the tunes each year. This year, the children and youth will sing such standard favorites as:
O Tannenbaum
Bald ist Niklaus Abend da!
Bisi Bum Bum
Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht
Kalinka and Malinka: a Song of Two Red Berries
Ihr Kinderlein komment
Zur Bethlehem geboren

Oktoberfest Season 2014

posted Oct 15, 2009, 1:24 AM by Columbus Kinderchor   [ updated Oct 19, 2014, 4:35 AM ]

The songs chosen for each concert are selected with the combined input from the children and the music committee of the Columbus Kinderchor.  The choir begins rehearsals in early August and rotates new music into its repertoire each year. Music is chosen based on the current member's singing interests, familiarity with the German language and energy. The choir is very flexible and able to accommodate new songs mid-season, if appropriate.

Kalinka, A Song of Two Red Berries, based on a Russian Folktale
Ist das nicht ein Kurz und Lang?, an American-German popular song intended to increase vocabulary
Oh, Teach me How to Yodel, Folksong, yodeled by the boys of the choir
Auf einen Baum ein Kuckoo sass, Folksong, call and response
So Long, Farewell, Rodgers and Hammerstein II

Spring Season 2013

posted Oct 13, 2009, 12:58 AM by Columbus Kinderchor   [ updated Nov 6, 2014, 6:40 PM ]

German Heritage offers many festival seasons. Most famously recognized in the United States, of course, in Oktoberfest. However, despite their industrious reputation, Germans enjoy celebrations. The turn of the season, the arrival of the birds and the first blade of grass are all celebrated throughout the Spring Season. While many regions and each festival have an appropriate song, we've classified the Spring Season into one grouping for the benefit of the children. The children selected such songs as:

Fuchse hat die Gans gestohlen (The fox stole the Goose)
Alle Vögel sind schon da (The birds have all arrived)
Auf einen Baum ein Kuckoo sass (A Cuckoo sat on a Tree)
Backe, backe Kuchen (Bake, Back the Cake)

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