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Martin Le Poidevin

Musician | Web creator | Journalist

What do I do?

I am a singer, composer, teacher, arranger, conductor. I am a concert organiser, and a web-creator. I am a writer. So what can I do for you?

Music

I am principally a classical baritone, but can also sing in other styles. My compositions, which include church pieces and singing exercises, are easily accessible. I conduct choirs, and am very adept at leading congregations. Oratorio, opera, services, recitals.

Web work

I have been part of the internet since its inception, working as a content creator, website builder and programmer. I can create complete sites, elements for your site, or help provide content. Or advise on what should be there, which is often the most difficult part.

Composing

During the lockdown I've been putting together editions and recordings of some of my music.

The results will be available soon, but they include: King of Glory, Easter Alleluia, Why Stand Staring, Requiem, The Little Books of Singing Exercises

Me right now

Here is a little insight into some of the things which I'm doing at the moment...

Performances

It would have been nice to have been able to perform these:

Recital of Vaughan Williams and Butterworth 18th March 2020 With David Bednall. Includes the Songs of Travel and Shropshire Lad
Haydn's Creation 28th March 2020 With the Henbury Singers. Hadyn's dramatic, colourful, absorbing oratorio about the six days of Creation

Me right now

  • What I'm rehearsing: Vaughan Williams Songs Of Travel, Butterworth - for a possible livestream
  • Have always supported: Ipswich Town
  • Favourite food: Curry. And pizza
  • Lastest bread: Sourdough tortillas. Oh, yes!
  • Currently recording: Spring Watches
  • Latest listen: Poulenc Dialogues des Carmelites

Crossword attempts

I have a go at the Guardian crossword every day (the Prize on Saturdays and Everyman on Sundays). Find out how I've got on recently with completing it below. Mouse over the coloured blocks for information
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If you want to try the crossword, it\s online at The Guardian website. New one every day!

More of the things I do, and how to contact me

How to contact me, some of my projects you might like to be aware of, and things I'm excited about

Contact Martin


The Space Race

I'm a former pilot, so I'm now watching the new space race with excitement.

SpaceX's Starship (serial number 4) has done a static fire and a high-pressure test. There's optimism that either SN4 or the nearly-built SN5 will 'hop' (make a short flight). Crew Dragon is still go for this month (27th May), taking astronauts to the Space Station.