St Matthew Passion recording is released


Bach's St Matthew Passion has been released as a new recording on the King's College record label. The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, is joined by the Academy of Ancient music and a host of outstanding soloists led by alumnus James Gilchrist, conducted by the late Sir Stephen Cleobury.

Recorded during Holy Week 2019, it is Cleobury’s last performance of the monumental work before his untimely death in November last year. Released on 27 March, the album comes as a 3-CD set in high-resolution audio and 5.1 surround-sound. It comes with a 60-page booklet featuring photographs from the recording, a brand-new commentary on the Passion by Bach scholar John Butt, and a full translation by Michael Marissen.

It is available to stream, download and buy


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