Sing Loud, Rock Out.
No matter what your experience - discover, explore, and challenge your voice, and sing the music you love: with strangers who become your mates, and a glory that lasts longer than karaoke night.
Did you know singing in a choir does all kinds of good stuff for our brains and emotional and social wellbeing?
(Also, metal music is a safe and healthy way to process feelings. But you already knew that.)
By learning to blend your voice with others in the Heavy Choir, even the darkest of souls will be fed with feel-good endorphins and a thrilling sense of social connection.
Remember, you're not alone in this crazy world. And that's a good thing, really.
"I turned up to my first Heavy Choir rehearsal several months ago, absolutely shitting myself...
As the only musical experience on my CV was belting out metal classics in the shower. My neighbour told me last weekend he had recently heard singing coming from my bathroom window. I told him I had been practicing for the brewery gig and to just enjoy the great music!
Everyone involved with the choir has been welcoming, and I can’t wait to get there every Saturday. I now have an outlet to release my obsession with metal.
I still can’t believe I got the opportunity to sing metal in front of a crowd at the brewery gig. It was an amazing night, and I look forward to the next show." - Matt
With such epic songs to choose from across the decades, we're a choir with a song list unlike any other!
From doom and classic, to power and thrash, we specially select and arrange songs for the choir from across the heavy genres.
In 2023, we added Slipknot, Nightwish, Slayer, Alice in Chains, and Faith No More to the mix, along with Blind Guardian, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and more in our ever growing repertoire.
You might also have the opportunity to take up a solo if you're feeling keen!
Weekly 90 minute rehearsal sessions with an awesome Choir Master PLUS
Option to attend both northside and southside rehearsals
Focused interactive metal-style vocal workshop each term
Opportunity to develop your singing skills in a fun, supportive space
Access to digital song tracks and printed music material
Fun events and performance opportunities
Discounted event tickets for family and friends
And great social opportunities - make new mates for life!
WHEN AND WHERE
Heavy Choir offers rehearsals in two locations, bringing both groups together for performances and social gatherings.
Our Southside Chapter is based at Death or Glory in Prahran and runs Saturdays from 12:00pm-1:30pm.
Our Northside Chapter runs upstairs at the Bendigo Hotel in Collingwood, on Thursday evenings 7:00pm-8:30pm.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are membership fees for?
These help cover the running costs of the choir to ensure we can provide a viable and quality experience to all our members. Among our costs are venue hire, labour and contractor hire, insurances, licensing fees, legal fees, sound and lighting, events and marketing. Combined with community partnership and support, merchandise and event revenue, we aim to be a self-sustaining organisation that looks after our leadership team and is committed to delivering an excellent choir experience.