King’s College has announced that it is to release a recording of Bach’s St Matthew Passion, performed by the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, 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. Due for release on 27 March, the album comes as a 3-CD set and is released 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.

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