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 (FULL)
Season 2 - 2022
Term 3: 23 July - 24 September (OPEN)
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. Sometimes, other gigs will pop up too. Participating in these is optional.
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 prorated.
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, teachers, 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
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: $360 (save $20)
Triple Term Membership: $510 (save $60)
Annual Membership: $680 (save $80)
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?
We're inclusive and welcoming of everyone and do our best to adapt our rehearsals and activities to ensure you can participate comfortably. Please inform us of your requirements prior to joining so we can look at how best to support your needs.
Unfortunately, our rehearsal venue is only accessible by a staircase with handrail. We're looking at improving access to the choir in the near future.
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?
Unfortunately, membership for Term 3 is currently closed. Please join the waiting list to be notified when doors open again.
Membership is now closed. Add your name to the waiting list below to stay updated on future opportunities to join.