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

18th June Pocket Opera Pocket Opera - Pat Leighton, Helen Roberts and I, accompanied by Kathy Gibbs - perform the opera that Mozart might have written (with many of his favourite tunes) and some Shakespeare, too! Arnos Vale, 3pm.

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)

Favourite food Curry

Currently practising Early Stroll Songs; Rutter Shadows; Finzi: Earth and Air and Rain

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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Mahler/Bruckner symphonies

I'm listening to all the Mahler and Bruckner symphonies this summer. Find out how I'm getting on here.

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