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

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

24th June Dream of Gerontius With City of Bristol Choir, Exultate Singers under David Ogden. In Bristol's Colston Hall.

For a full list of upcoming concerts, click here.

Me right now

Currently listening to Nielsen Symphonies, Mahler Ruckertlieder

Have always supported Ipswich Town

Just recorded Some of the Dichterliebe

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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