Join us! Tell your friends! Where else can you enjoy 200+ singers from 6 area choral groups along with some of the finest musicians in the area in this annual entertaining concert of Halloween-theme, Broadway, & other recognizable music pieces, including another 1920's short silent film accompanied by David Harris at the mighty pipe organ?
Enjoy The Performance Audio, Video Clips from our Sunday, October 30, Pipescreams Concert (the day after the big snow storm)
Rain, snow, loss of power could stop the 10th Annual Pipescreams Halloween Concert. The concert was postponed due to the freak snow storm from Saturday, 4:00 PM, to Sunday, the same time, and on a nicer day. The state was hit very bad and more than 50% of the state of Connecticut was still without power.
A special welcome to Jon Noyes and the Fairfield County Children’s Choir (FCCC) that added their immense talent and a very creative rendition of Skin & Bones that you’ll enjoy. Each choral group has become more theatric with their performance pieces adding a great dimension to the music chosen. 4-Heart Harmony & SHU L.O.V.E. continue to wow the audience. Our two children’s groups (NPCC & FCCC) performed superbly together. We included all of the annual favorites, Dr. Joe Utterback (jazz ensemble, costume march), David Harris (inspired with fire, silent film, getting the audience involved), Dr. John Michniewicz (great Toccata in D minor), Galen Tate (solo organ).
Last year we had a visit from the Queen of England and her Court Jester (Rev. Sara Smith and Kim Smith) to start the concert. This year the dynamic duo appeared as the Wicked Witch of the West and little Dorothy to help get the audience in the Pipescreams spirit.
For those that were not able to attend, we expect you back next year! Take a few moments and enjoy the YouTube Videos, the photos from many sources, the audio file of the music only, and the event program.
John Polo, Dr. John Michniewicz, Galen Tate, David Harris, Frank Martignetti, Joe Utterback; Traci Galla, Jon Noyes
Program, Photos, Audio and News Articles
CT Post Story (many thanks to Phyllis Boros):
The YouTube videos:
Over the Rainbow – Welcome, visit from Dorothy and the Wicked Witch of the West – Kim Smith, Rev. Sara D. Smith
Toccata in D Minor (J. S. Bach) – Dr. John Michniewicz – organ
The Witch Doctor, from Alvin and the Chipmunks (arr. Ross Bagdasarian) – Norma Pfriem Children’s Choir
The Moon and Me, from the Addams Family (Andrew Lippa) – Norms Pfriem Children’s Choir & Fairfield County Children’s Choir
Skin and Bones (arr. Morgan Morse) – Fairfield County Children’s Choir
If You Go Away/Basin Street Blues (Jacques Brel/Louis Armstrong) (arr. Joe Utterback) Dr. Joe Utterback – piano
The Old Black Magic/Jabberwocky (Harold Arlen/Sam Pottle) – 4-Heart Harmony (from Sacred Heart University)
Killing Me Softly With His Song (Roberta Flack) – SHU L.O.V.E. (Ladies Only Vocal Ensemble, from Sacred Heart University)
Introduction-Chorale & Toccata, from Gothic Suite, (Leon Bo√É¬´llman) – Galen Tate – organ
Costume March Medley – Dr. Joe Utterback, piano
Chariots of Fire/Thriller (Vangelis/Michael Jackson) David Harris & Friends – vocal, piano
Many thanks to a wonderful group of performers, families, friends and sponsors that make Pipescreams a concert that can’t be missed year after year.
Saturday, October 29, 4:00 PM
P.T. Barnum, a few Roman gladiators and prehistoric cavemen, a couple of society dames, an ancient Egyptian queen and possibly even a coven of witches and warlocks are expected for what has become one of the most-anticipated Halloween musical extravaganzas in the region.- Phyllis A Boros, Arts Editor, CT Post
About Our Performers
We’re thrilled this year to welcome Jon Noyes and the Fairfield County Children’s Choir in addition to our annual favorite performers:
- 4-Heart Harmony, and SHU LOVE – Ladies Only Vocal Ensemble (both from Sacred Heart University)
- University Singers and Chamber Singers (both from the University of Bridgeport)
- Norma Pfriem Children’s Choir
- Fairfield County Children’s Choir
- Musicians and choral conductors – David Harris, Frank Martignetti, John Michniewicz, Traci Galla, Galen Tate, Jon Noyes, Joe Utterback, and Jeffrey Wood