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

3rd August Lunchtime Recital 1.05pm at Saint Stephens in Bristol city centre. Schumann's Dichterliebe and Butterworth's Songs from A Shropshire Lad, plus two gems by Eric Wetherell setting the words of Shakespeare. With Richard Johnson on the piano

2nd October Brahms Requiem At St Michael and All Angels in Vivian St, BS3 4LW. A come and sing event as part of the Festival on the Hill.

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

Have always supported Ipswich Town

Currently watching Line of Duty, Masterchef

Currently listening to Nielsen Symphonies, Mahler Ruckertlieder

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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Brahms Requiem

The beauty of Brahms, as part of the South Bristol "Art on the Hill" Festival; Sunday 2nd October at 6.30pm. Raising money for the Guide Dogs for the Blind. St Michael and All Angels Church, Vivian Street BS3 4LW

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