Montreal’s Growler Choir (Le Choeur Des Growlers in French) was dreamt up by composer Pierre-Luc Senécal in 2016. What may have been a wild fantasy for many metalheads was finally brought to fruition in May 2019 in co-production with Le Vivier et Codes d’Accès when the eighteen member choir took the stage for their first public performance.
Comprised solely of metal growlers, the choir blends metal and contemporary music in a way that is groundbreaking. In their debut performance conducted by Senécal, the Growler Choir performed the dramatic words from the poem “The Dayking” by Fortner Anderson backed with a reinforced sound arsenal. The Growler Choir does more than emphasize vocal techniques specific to the genre of extreme metal, they explore the sonic potential of the voice to demonstrate its extraordinary properties, both sensual and monstrous.
They thoroughly delighted the audience, many of whom sat on opposite ends of the musical spectrum. The one of a kind performance was recorded so that music lovers everywhere can witness this very unique event.
The Growler Choir innovates on several levels. On one hand, it materializes an almost mythical idea of metal music; on the other hand, it renews the archetypes of a genre by approaching them in an experimental spirit. In short, they are making contemporary and metal music more approachable for new audiences.
To watch this incredible spectacle, please visit the following link via MetalSucks.net HERE.
“The Dayking” featured:
Samuel Arseneau-Roy (Basalte)
Laurent Bellemare (Basalte, Sutrah)
Roxana Bouchard (Your Last Wish)
David Caron-Proulx (Entheos)
Corinne Cardinal (Valfreya)
Sébastien Croteau (Necrotic Mutation)
Étienne Dufresne (ex-Deathbringer)
Jessica Dupré (Fall of Stasis)
Pascal Germain-Berardi (ex-Archetype)
Marie-Claude Gosselin (ex-Illicit)
Patrick Goyette (Hymnosis)
Marie-Hélène Landry (Obsolete Mankind)
Philippe Langelier (Bookakee)
Jeffrey Mac Dermott (Hands of Despair)
Yann Pouliot (Reign the Sky)
Étienne Roy-Bourque (ex-Nephilim)
Mikaïl Standjofski-Figols (ex-Sanguine Glacialis)
François Toutée (ex-Hybrid Chaos)