Melbourne's only heavy metal choir.
We've known it all along, but singing with others does all kinds of good stuff to our brains and emotional wellbeing. It's a proven way to de-stress after work and a fun way to meet new people.
If you’ve ever belted out Metallica’s “One” with a bunch of mates (or strangers) - you'll also know it’s the camaraderie that makes the heavy metal and rock community extra special.
The Heavy Choir Project vision is to bring diverse people and community together through a shared love and performance of heavy music.
We believe in creating an environment where our choir members feel included and have an opportunity to develop skills and confidence, while having fun along the way.
And of course, we can’t wait to show the community just how awesome a heavy metal choir can be!
Q. What do we sing?
With such epic songs to choose from across the decades, we're a choir with a song list unlike any other! Each term you'll learn selected songs that we will specially arrange - think Iron Maiden, Blind Guardian, Savatage, W.A.S.P., Avantasia, Black Sabbath, Metallica, Dokken… and more!
The Heavy Choir Project is all about the team, so you don't have to sing solo, but there'll be some very cool opportunities to take the lead if you're up for it.
Q. When and where?
Rehearsals are 10:00am - 11:30am Saturday mornings at 211 Chapel Street, Prahran.
Our venue is fully accessible by a ramp from ground floor and with street parking and public transport options close by.
Season 1 - 2022
Term 1: 22 January - 26 March (FULL)
Term 2: 30 April - 2 July (Opening FEB)
Season 2 - 2022
Term 3: 23 July - 24 September
Term 4: 15 October - 17 Decemberer
Q. Is there a performance in the end?
Hells yes! Each year in December, we will present the Heavy Choir Project at a public event.
Q. What are the membership fees for?
Membership costs $190 per term. (Discount available when you sign up for 2 or more terms). If you join mid-term, the fees are prorata.
This is similar to other standard non-auditioned community choirs, singing groups and glee clubs.
The fees cover the running costs associated with the project, including venue hire, insurance, professional vocal teacher, copyright licences and fees, website and marketing.
As a choir member, you get to enjoy:
Weekly 1.5 hour rehearsal sessions with an experienced Vocal Director
The opportunity to develop your singing skills in a fun, supportive environment
Meeting new people and making lifelong friends
Q&A and workshops with special guest vocalists and music experts
Done-for-you practice recordings and printed music material
Monthly social lunch gathering (optional)
The experience of performing at our annual EOY event (and any other opportunities)!
Membership Options (Standard):
Single Term Membership: $190
Double Term Membership: $350 (save $30)
Triple Term Membership: $510 (save $60)
Fees need to be paid upfront prior to attending rehearsal.
No refunds are given to missed rehearsal sessions.
All members need to agree to uphold our Choir Values and comply with our Wellbeing and Safety Policy to ensure a positive experience for everyone.
Q. I have a disability, can I still join?
Yes, absolutely! We're inclusive and welcoming of everyone. We adapt our rehearsals and activities to ensure you can participate comfortably.
If you have access requirements, our rehearsal venue (211 Chapel St, Prahran) is fully accessible from ground floor via a ramp. You'll have an opportunity to provide us with details regarding any specific needs or preferences in the membership form.
Q. Can I try it out and see if I like it first?
Yes! We offer everyone 1 free trial session so you can come along to a rehearsal and see if it’s for you. If you choose to join, you will need to pay for a full membership (inclusive of the trial session, and prorated if joining mid-term).
Trial passes are limited based on place availability (memberships will be prioritised) - join the waiting list to secure your spot.
Q. This sounds awesome - can I join now?
Yes! Membership is NOW OPEN for Term 2.