Christmas Saengerfest is back! This is the perfect event to get you in the holiday mood. I’ve enjoyed attending this 160 year old tradition over the past few years because the music and venues are absolutely gorgeous! You can read more reasons why to attend Saengerfest here.
Saengerfest is an event that I have looked forward to for the last few years. It’s an event you don’t want to miss that helps kick off the Holiday Season.
American Legacy Tours keeps Cincinnati Singing with Christmas Saengerfest. Working with the churches in Over-The-Rhine and the best choirs in the region the group that started the started the Queen City Underground, hopes that Christmas Saengerfest will showcase Cincinnati’s Great Choral Tradition. Entering its fourth year, Christmas Saengerfest promises to be the largest choir concert in the region, with over 30 musical performances choirs! Several churches in Over-The-Rhine will play host to this amazing 2-day festival.
“The Spirit of Christmas Tour exposed a real need to get the churches in the neighborhood more exposure. We also noticed that churches throughout the city were used as venues during the World Choir Games. So four years ago we thought to ourselves, ‘Why not do this every year, in Over-The-Rhine’?” said Laura Gels, Marketing Director at American Legacy Tours.
The choral festival will feature St. Francis Seraph Church, Over-the-Rhine Community Church, First Lutheran and the Moerlein Tap Room. Choirs have been committed to performing at the event include the Cincinnati Boys Choir, Muse, Kopling Saengerchor, and numerous others.
“Many people don’t realize that Saengerfest has a long tradition in Cincinnati. It was the city’s first major festival and attracted hundreds of thousands of people to Over-The-Rhine. ” said Monica Gels, co-organizer.
1. Saengerfest gives you an opportunity to admire the outside and visit the inside of gorgeous churches and historic buildings.
2. The music at Saengerfest is A-MAZ-ING!
The combination of a beautiful church and incredible voices joined in Christmas music is uplifting and inspiring. There is also a variety of diverse choirs that you will be able to choose from to listen to. It’s like a musical “choose your own adventure.” There are different choirs at different locations each hour.
3. Saengerfest reminds you what community looks and feels like.
You see the churches that have stayed in Over the Rhine as the backbone of the community. They have continued to help serve and meet the needs of the people for generations.
4. Saengerfest is family friendly or makes a great date night.
Kids are exposed to beautiful music and have enough variety offered to help keep their attention spans.
For a date night, Saengerfest feels like something out of a movie as you hear choirs singing and you walk the streets in Over the Rhine.
5. You can also grab a beer at Christian Moerlein’s Brewery during or after the event.
Enjoy 14 choirs at 4 amazing historical venues!
FRIDAY DECEMBER 4
7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
SATURDAY DECEMBER 5
7:00 to 11:00
Buy tickets online. Tickets are $25 per day or $50 for both nights!
I’m giving away 4 tickets to each night!
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One ticket allows patrons access into each venue the night of the show.
*Bus transportation is provided during the event and patrons can move freely from place to place. Patrons are recommended to park at the parking garage at Washington Park and check in there.
Disclosure: I was given tickets for review and giveaway purposes. All opinions are my own.