This year’s programme includes a special item for Palm Sunday: From 11 a.m. to about 10 p.m., we address a question at the heart of the Passion of Christ that has been debated for centuries: Who was Judas Iscariot, without whose treachery on the Mount of Olives Jesus would not have been crucified? (Judas as a scapegoat is also being debated on Tuesday 11 April in the Theological Faculty). In the Church, the curse “His blood be on us, and on our children” – part of our cultural heritage thanks to Bach’s St Matthew Passion even for those who stand outside the Church – led from the start to contempt and persecution of the Jews. Music from the time of Emperor Maximilian as well as psalms sung in the original (by Timna Brauer and her daughter Jasmin) lead up to the present, in which the Church has finally recognised the Jews as the first hearers of God’s word.

Concerto Palatino
Timna Brauer, Jasmin Meiri