Martin Hindmarsh

Genre: Tenor


Tenor Martin Hindmarsh has had a long career in music and for much of that time combined concert singing with lecturing in music at the University of Sheffield. He grew up in a family where the possession of a singing voice was the norm and in an environment, the Salvation Army, dominated by music making. It was not until Martin had already embarked upon his academic career that it was suggested to him that his voice had some potential. Within a short while he was both singing roles and conducting operas for a local amateur opera company, the South Yorkshire Opera. Professional engagements soon followed with choral societies initially in the North of England, then throughout the UK and eventually across the world, both as soloist and a professional chorister. Martin joined the BBC Northern Singers and made numerous recordings and concert appearances with them, often taking solos. He gave the first broadcast performance of the Cantata for tenor and chorus Walden by David Gow and has also appeared as a soloist with the BBC Philharmonic and the Northern Sinfonia. He gave the first performance and made the premiere recording of Unholy Sonnets by Phillip Wilby with Grimethorpe Colliery Band. In 1994 Martin auditioned for the chorus of the Bayreuth Festival. This was life-changing, because not only did Martin spend the following fifteen or so summers singing Wagner at Bayreuth, he also met his wife, mezzo soprano Jennifer Westwood there.

Throughout all this time, Martin was balancing the demands of a University lecturing with an increasingly busy performing schedule.  In 2007 he took the decision to leave his academic post and concentrate on a full-time freelance career. In addition to his solo work, he now directs the Maidstone Choral Union and has sung regularly with the choruses of The Royal Opera and English National Opera and with the BBC Singers. He is a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace and has had a number of his settings and carols performed there by the choir.

For Oratorio and Concert repertoire please scroll down:

Oratorio and concert rep
Bach. J.S Magnificat
St. John Passion (Evangelist )
St Matthew Passion (Evangelist)
Beethoven  Mass in C Major
Missa Solemnis
Berlioz  L’enfance du Christ
Te Deum
Britten Cantata Misericordium
Rejoice in the lamb
Spring Symphony
St Nicolas
The Company Of Heaven
War Requiem
Bruckner Masses
Te Deum
C- Taylor Hiawatha
Chilcott St. John Passion
Dvorak Mass in D
Stabat Mater
Dove There was a child
Elgar The Apostles
The Dream Of Gerontius
The Kingdom
The Light Of Life
Gounod Messe Solennelle
St Cecilia Mass
Finzi Intimations Of Mortality
Handel Acis and Galatea
Alexander’s Feast
Brockes Passion
Chandos Anthems
Israel in Egypt
Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day
Haydn Masses
Nelson Mass
The Creation
The Seasons
Mendelssohn  Elijah
St Paul
Mozart Coronation Mass
Mass in C minor
Vesperae solennes (both sets)
Puccini Messa di Gloria
Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle
Schubert Masses
Saint Saens  Oratorio de Noel
Stainer Crucifixion
Stravinsky  Cantata
In Memoriam Dylan Thomas
Tippett A Child Of Our Time
Vaughan Williams On Wenlock Edge
Serenade to Music
Artist: Martin Hindmarsh
Label: Ann Ferrier Artists
Genre: Tenor