About Martin

Martin Le Poidevin is a singer, liturgist, composer, teacher, conductor and administrator living and working in the South West of England. 

Among his many functions he is Director of the Music Group at Clifton Cathedral, author of A Little Book of Singing Exercises, singing teacher with South Gloucestershire Music Hub and Bristol Plays Music and proprietor of Allegro-Brio.co.uk, a web studio.

Upcoming performances

18th June Ludlow Festival Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs, Durufle Requiem, Allegri Miserere - part of the Ludlow Festival. 

11th October John Rutter's Shadows; Ian McMillan/Richard Barnard Early Stroll Songs A newly commissioned work for voice and guitar with words by poet Ian McMillan and music by Richard Barnard. Plus John Rutter's song cycle 'Shadows' and performance poetry by Ian McMillan himself. And some Dowland! St Georges, Bristol

For a full list of upcoming concerts, click here.

Me right now

Just recorded Some of the Dichterliebe

Favourite food Curry

Currently writing Psalm 102 (103) Oratorio

The Book(s)

The Little Book of Singing Exercises is a book - planned one day to be a series of books - which will aid in some of the basics of singing. Not just technique, but also the overlooked elements such as tuning, sightreading, expression and performance.The books are backed up by a website with extra ideas, exercises and suggestions. Find out more here

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Early Stroll Songs

I'm singing baritone solo in the premiere of this great collaboration between Radio 3 poet Ian McMillan and composer Richard Barnard. Due in October. Earlystrollsongs.co.uk

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