Bach’s Brunch at Memorial Hall

Information from: OTR Foundation’s Bach to Bock Brunch at Memorial Hall during Bockfest!

On Sunday March 6, the Over-the-Rhine Foundation presents the “Bach to Bock Brunch” at Memorial Hall, which features German-style fare from Mecklenburg Gardens, classical music by 17 Mile Brass and a special presentation by Kevin Pape, principal of Gray and Pape, the firm responsible for excavating Washington Park’s grave sites.

The event begins at Noon with a meet and greet reception, followed by a buffet brunch in the Hall’s historic first floor meeting space. Completed in 1908, Memorial Hall was designed by Cincinnati’s most famous architect, Samuel Hannaford. Guests will dine in the heart of its grandeur, surrounded by ornate wooden carvings, marble staircases and soaring winged windows. Memorial Hall is located at 1225 Elm Street.

Following brunch, guests will enjoy Pape’s presentation in the second floor auditorium, famous for its stunningly elaborate and detailed architecture. Before its purchase by the City of Cincinnati in 1855, Washington Park was the former site of an Episcopal and a Presbyterian cemetery. Pape will enlighten audience members on the fascinating findings during excavation.

Sunday’s Bach to Bock Brunch tickets are $35; a cash bar will feature Christian Moerlein beer, mimosas and wine. The brunch, sponsored by U.S. Bank, is scheduled from Noon to 2 p.m. A special combination ticket price for the Sunday brunch and tour is available for $50. Seating is limited for the brunch so an advance ticket purchase is recommended.

Tickets can be purchased by cash or check the day of the event, or in advance through the Foundation’s website. Contact the Foundation directly for any questions about this event atwww.otrfoundation.org or at (513) 721-1317.

 

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