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.

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Upcoming performances

20th September Lunchtime Recital Part of the Bristol Song Recital Series. I'll be singing Brahms Four Serious Songs, the Rubbra Three Psalms and Howells' King David. Saint Stephen's Church in Bristol City Centre, 1.10pm

2nd December Vaughan Williams and Taize An exciting programme mixing Jonathan Harvey, Taize (which I'll be leading and shaping), Gavin Bryars, Gorecki and Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on Christmas Carols. In Clifton Cathedral with University of the West of England choirs and orchestra. 

For a full list of upcoming concerts, click here.

Me right now

Currently listening to Magic Flute

Favourite food Curry, homemade breads

Currently practising Mozart arias, Brahms Four Serious Songs, Rubbra Three Psalms

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

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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Pocket Opera

Along with Pat Leighton and Helen Roberts. We provide a new perspective on some of Mozart's favourite opera arias - re-imagining what it would have been like if they'd all appeared in the same opera... Plus some seasonally appropriate songs, duets and trios. At Arnos Vale, November 26th, 2.30pm 

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