About Martin

Martin Le Poidevin is a British 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

29th April Haydn Nelson Mass Haydn's Nelson Mass, in Clifton Cathedral, with the Bristol Cabot Choir 

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

7th July Early Stroll Songs Another outing for the Early Stroll Songs (lyrics by Ian McMillan, music by Richard Barnard) at the Harrogate Festival. With Ian McMillan and Amanda Cook (guitar). There'll be some Rutter songs, too! 1pm start. Details on the Harrogate Festival website

For a full list of upcoming concerts, click here.

Me right now

Just recorded Advent Alleluia (again)

Late night radio faves Round Britain Quiz, Home Front, Clare in the Community

Favourite food Curry

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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Haydn Paukenmesse

With Portishead Choral Society and Portishead Sinfonia under Jonathan Palmer. Also includes the Beethoven Choral Fantasia and Schubert Magnificat. March 18th in Gordano School. 

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