Prelude by James Holt

Amateur and professional singers led by Thomas McCargar walk together under a half-dozen bridges and archways in Central Park, while singing an arrangement of the Prelude movement of Bach’s G-Major Cello Suite No. 1 very, very slowly. The result is a half-hour, slow-motion harmonic wash of sound and echoes conceived and produced by James Holt.

All vocalists are welcome; no sight-reading experience is necessary.  Instrumentalists are also welcome to join in following the same parts as singers.

The parade begins at 4:00 pm at Fifth Avenue and Central Park South. To join, let us know your voice part, then download our iPhone application, Susync, which we’ll use to synchronize performers. On the day of the performance, simply show up with your phone and a pair of earbuds. If you don’t have an iPhone, you can download the parts and load them onto a phone or MP3 player: Soprano, Alto,Tenor, & Bass.