Zachary Kleanthous

Zachary Kleanthous


I am a postgraduate researcher examining musical settings of the text ‘Domine salvum fac regem’ within the liturgy of Bourbon France, supervised by Bryan White and Clive McClelland. I completed my undergraduate and taught postgraduate studies at the University of Leeds. Before I came to Leeds, I worked as an assitant to Peter Holman, preparing editions of early music for performance. My editions have been used by: The Parley of Instruments, Leeds Baroque, Colchester Chamber Choir, The Suffolk Villages Festival and Cambridge Early Music.

I am a tenor, continuo player and conductor. As a singer, some of my dramatic roles include: Don Curzio – The Marriage of Figaro; Hilarion – Princess Ida; The Defendant – Trial by Jury; Mopsa – The Fairy Queen; Iro – Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria; Jupiter – Semele and Pirelli – Sweeney Todd. I am a regular soloist with Leeds Baroque and at The Suffolk Villages Festival. I am also the répétiteur for Leeds Baroque. Starting in 2018, I conducted LUUMS Chamber Choir for two years.

Research interests

  • ‘Domine salvum fac regem’, ‘Exaudiat te Dominus’ and ‘Te Deum’ in France
  • French music
  • French history
  • French liturgy
  • Baroque music
  • editing


  • MA Critical and Applied Musicology
  • BA Music