My Program: The two are: Leonard Cohen’s Halleluiah and Handel’s Halleluiah Chorus.
The case for my program: I would come to a concert to hear two pieces related by title and their supplemental relation to each other. The two are: Leonard Cohen’s Halleluiah and Handel’s Halleluiah Chorus. In addition to the incidental overlap of the titles, each piece captures an aspect of human life. Cohen’s song [hopefully sung by the same chorus as will be singing the Handel’s Chorus, brings to the fore the earthbound angst and human struggle through which sets the ground for an overcoming through existential choice. The Handel piece, on the other hand projects the transcendence that is the motive and inspiration for enduring the sufferings of our existence. The two together thus offer the full range of a lived life, one that I think most audiences would identify with.