Leonardo: Shaping the Invisible

Photo of people sitting on a long table engaging in conversation, replicating Leonardo Da Vinci's 'The Last Supper' paining

Painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, pioneer of flight, anatomist, scientist - yet according to Vasari, Leonardo’s first job outside Florence was as a musician.  

'Music cannot be regarded other than as the sister of painting', said Leonardo, so for the 500th anniversary of his death in 2019, I Fagiolini and Martin Kemp offer reflections of his images in vocal music: aural fantasia dei vinci - art through the prism of music, in works by Tallis, Victoria, Monteverdi, Bach, Howells and Daniel-Lesur.

The title ‘Shaping the invisible’ (Leonardo’s phrase) is a new commission by Adrian Williams and poet Gillian Clarke for eight voices, celebrating Leonardo’s scientific investigation and obsession with flight.


Full Price: £45, £30, £20, £10

Concessions: Limited mobility and companion, 50% off

Students: £5 off full ticket price

Under 18's: 50% off  Please note this performance is suitable for children aged 6+


Doors open at 7pm. Late comers are permitted 15 minutes after the performance begins. 

Running time

2 hours 15 minutes