Created in 2010 by Léo Warynski, Les Métaboles brings together young professional singers specializing in the repertoire for a cappella choirs of the 20th and 21st centuries.
A versatile ensemble, Les Métaboles have originated many commissions and creations since their beginnings. Baroque music is also part of their repertoire and they excel in Haendel’s Dixit Dominus or Bach’s Motets.
Les Métaboles are regularly invited to take part in prestigious festivals in France and in Europe (festival Musica in Strasbourg, festival de Musique ancienne in Ribeauvillé, Musicales de Normandie in Rouen, Saison Musicale de Royaumont, In Sacris in Sofia).
Les Métaboles boast original productions, such as olfactory concerts, combining music with the work of the perfumer Quentin Bisch. Furthermore, the choir has already collaborated with the orchestra Les Siècles under the direction of François-Xavier Roth, the Philharmonia Orchestra of London, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.
The first record by the ensemble, “Mysterious Nativity”, released in 2014 under the Brilliant Classic label, was unanimously acclaimed by critics. The second record “Une Nuit Américaine” released in November 2016, under the NoMad Music label, received equally unanimous recognition and established Les Métaboles among the best French choirs.
Les Métaboles are winner of the 2018 Liliane Bettencourt Prize for choral singing.
Les Métaboles receive support from the Drac Grand Est as part of the approved ensembles, the Grand Est region, the European community of Alsace, the CNM, the Sacem and the Spedidam
Fondation Société Générale C'est vous l'avenir is the main sponsor.
Since 2021, Les Métaboles have been in residence at the Cité musicale-Metz and will become, from 2023, an ensemble associated with the Cité de la Voix, Centre national d'art vocal de Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
The ensemble is a member of the Fédération des Ensembles Vocaux et Instrumentaux Spécialisés (FEVIS).