Episode 4: Tenor Leighton Triplow

Tenor Leighton Triplow. Photo Credit: Daniel Spellman

Our first performance for Episode 4 of The Talent is tenor Leighton Triplow.

Australian high tenor Dr Leighton Triplow specialises in the performance and study of early music, particularly that of the English Baroque. He completed a PhD in his mid-20s at the University of Melbourne under the supervision of Dr Erin Helyard, Dr David R. M. Irving, and Liane Keegan with a thesis and performance folio exploring constructs of gender performativity and character realisation in the secular songs of English Restoration composer Henry Purcell (1659–1695). Leighton is in demand as a soloist and ensemblist around Melbourne in all manner of performance settings while taking time each year (pre-COVID) to visit the United Kingdom for the benefit of his ongoing professional development. He has performed solos at Melba Hall, Trinity College Chapel, St Patrick’s Cathedral, The Kelvin Club, St Michael’s Uniting Church, The Dartington Music Summer School, The Canberra International Music Festival, WAAPA International Art Song Festival, The International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Handel House Museum, and Australia House (London). In addition to his current positions as cantor at various Catholic churches around Melbourne—such as St Francis’ Church in the CBD and Camberwell Basilica—he is a long-time member of the acclaimed Australian Chamber Choir which has toured extensively around Europe.

Leighton will perform:

Anthony Young: Bright Teraminta

William Boyce: Venus, to soothe my heart to love

Henry Purcell: Ask me to love no more

Théodore Dubois: Ave Maria

Geoffrey Triplow: Home Under the Southern Skies

Hear Leighton perform by tuning in at 7pm next Tuesday, 30 March! Tune in to 103.5FM 3MBS Fine Music Melbourne, or stream the performance at 3mbs.org.au

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