Martin Le Poidevin

Durufle Requiem

I'm singing the Durufle Requiem with the UWE Singers conducted by Maxwell Davies. We're doing two performances - one in Holy Trinity Church, Kingswood on 1st December; the second in St Monica's Trust, Westbury-on-Trym on 8th December. Both start at 7.30. More details

About Martin

LePatStGeorgesMartin 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, a web studio.

Me right now

Have always supported Ipswich Town

Currently listening to Vivaldi Gloria

Just recorded Praise To You, Honour to You

I love doing cryptic crosswords. Most days I attempt the Guardian crossword. Here is my latest completion (or not) record

Upcoming performances

15th January Marriage of Figaro With Tessitoura and a cast of great singers from around Bristol and the area. I'm playing the Count. At Bristol Grammar School, 7pm start

19th January Marriage of Figaro The second of two performances of Mozart's masterpiece, with the superb cast from Tessitoura. In St Mary's Church, Stoke Bishop

22nd February Lunchtime Live A recital at St Francis Church in Ashton Vale, Bristol. Featuring Vaughan Williams' Songs of Travel. 1.10pm start.More details on the Lunchtime Live website

For a full list of upcoming concerts, click here.

Little Book of Singing ExercisesOne of my major teaching aids is the Little Book of Singing Exercises. Available in Food, Poetry or (still in development) Psalms versions, they are for children (of all ages), adults (again, of all ages) and church cantors respectively. 

Find out more here.

Be a better singerAs a very experienced cantor in the Catholic church I can provide day courses on a number of subjects. Recent ones have included Be a Better Singer (for any mixture of people - cantors, would-be cantors, choir members and just-want-to-sing-in-congregation-singers) and Singing the Office, which helps choirs and music leaders introduce Morning and Evening Prayer into their parishes.

Talk to me about any other sort of day that you might like to 

I teach singing to adults and young people alike, in schools and in private lessons. Lessons are fun and informal, but I will be constantly probing what your current singing ambitions and requirements are so that we have a target and direction for each lesson and overall. 

We concentrate on a rounded approach, balancing everything that a singer needs, such as breathing, reading music, intonation, performing tricks and confidence and much more. It's a constant happy voyage of discovery!