12th Annual Pipescreams Concert – Halloween Musical Extravaganza

October 27, 2013 4:00 PM

6 Choral Ensembles - 200+ singers, great music performers, Broadway & Halloween themed music, silent film, costume march & prizes, big reception....don't miss a moment...get out those costumes! Tickets online or at the door. Come early!

Enjoy The Performance Video Clips & Photos from our Sunday, October 27, Pipescreams Concert

A special thank you to everyone that participated in the 12th Annual Pipescreams concert. There were 200+ singers and an additional 750-800 in the audience making this the largest Pipescreams concert to-date!

The performance team included:

Jon Noyes and the Fairfield County Children’s Choir (FCCC Chamber Choir)

The Norma Pfriem Children’s Choir

Frank Martignetti and University of Bridgeport Chamber Singers, and University Singers

Galen Tate and S.H.U. LOVE (Sacred Heart University Ladies Only Vocal Ensemble)

Dr. John Michniewicz 4-Heart Harmony from Sacred Heart University

David Harris, silent film

Dr. Joe Utterback, piano jazz medley

Krista Adams-Santilli, Darwin Shen, Frank Zilinyi, Jennifer Burkhalter, special vocalease with violin, piano and cello ensemble

Galen Tate, Dr. John Michniewicz, David Harris, Dr. Joe Utterback, Frank Zilinyi, Dr. Aymeric Dupre la Tour, all helping at the Mighty Austin Pipe Organ, Steinway piano and Hammond B-3

We had a superb support team handling tickets, prizes, video, recording, lights, spotlights, photography, reception, welcome, parking, that all helps the performance team, singers and instrumentalists to entertain the wildly appreciative audience.

As usual the costumes for both performers and audience make this an exciting concert for everyone. Finally we are grateful to the many prize and concert sponsors:

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, and the event program.

John Polo, Dr. John Michniewicz, Galen Tate, David Harris, Frank Martignetti, Dr. Joe Utterback; Dr. Aymeric Dupre la Tour, Jon Noyes with special guests Krista Adams-Santilli, Darwin Shen and Jen Burkhalter

2013 Program, Photos, Audio and News Articles

Click on any of the hyperlinks to open and view/play.

Pipescreams Photo Gallery

CT Post Pipescreams article


Toccata in D Minor (J. S. Bach) – Dr. John Michniewicz, organ
Video1 (from console)
Video 2(from center aisle)

Monster (B. Tate) – Cherubs/Training Choir
Zombie Jamboree (arr. K. Shaw) – Advanced Choir
Secret – From Pretty Little Liars (A. & C. Pierce) – High School Choir

St. James Infirmary (American Folk Song) / Bourbon Street Swagger (J. Utterback) –Dr. Joe Utterback, piano
(Video 1 from keyboard)
(Video 2 from center aisle)

Time Warp from Rocky Horror Picture Show – University Singers, Joel Pacheco, piano
Let It Be (J. Lennon/P. McCartney) – Chamber Singers

Joie et Clarte des Corps Glorieux “seven short visions of the life of the resurrected ones,” (O. Messiaen) – Galen Tate, organ
(Video 1 from console)
(Video 2 from center aisle)

Promise (E. Genuis) – Krista Adams-Santilli, lyric soprano; Ensemble: Darwin Shen, violin – Frank Zilinyi, piano – Jennifer Burkhalter, cello

Closer to Free “A Celebration of Life www.closertofree.com (K. Neumann/S. Llanas) – Fairfield County Children’s Choir

Daemon Irrepit Callidus
(G. Orbán)
Heart Breaker (arr. Deke Sharon)

Old Abram Brown
(B. Britten) – All Choral Groups

Silent Film1925 “Yes, Yes Nanette” (Laurel & Hardy) – David Harris, organ
Nanette sends a letter to her family telling of her new husband, Hillory. When Hillory arrives to meet the family, he gets insulted by each member, and the dog

Mad World-Tears for Fears – Featured in creepy movie Donnie Darko (R. Orzabal) – SHU LOVE
I Am The Sky And The Dawn And The Sun – Celtic Women (B. Graham, D. Downes, Arr. A. Snyder) – SHU LOVE; Darwin Shen, violin
Royals (L. & Y. O’Connor) – SHU Women’s Trio – Lindsay Shea, Colleen Crowley, Hailey Tanella

Toccata in B-flat Minor from Pièces de Fantaisie (L. Vierne) – Dr. Aymeric Dupre la Tour, organ
(Video 1 from console)
(Video 2 from center aisle)

Join Us for the 12th Annual Pipescreams Concert, Sunday, October 27th, 4:00 PM, United Congregational Church, Bridgeport

An entertaining concert of Halloween-themed, Broadway, and other recognizable musical pieces, including another 1920′s short silent film accompanied by David Harris at the mighty pipe organ.

We are looking forward to another jam-packed Halloween Musical Extravaganza joining the forces of 6 very talented choral groups, exquisite local instrumentalists at the piano, organ, percussion, and you, along with us, in costume, to enjoy what has become an annual tradition for the Halloween season. (Never been to a Pipescreams concert? Check out last year’s videos, photos, program, media coverage here.)

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, University of Bridgeport Chamber Singers, and University Singers, continue to wow the audience. Our two children’s groups (Norma Pfriem Children’s Choir & Fairfield County Children Choir) perform superbly together. We include all of the annual favorites that the audience have grown to love — 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).

This year we welcome new musicians Dr. Aymeric Dupre la Tour, Frank Zilinyi, Darwin Shen and lyric soprano Krista Adams-Santilli.

We are grateful to many wonderful prize and concert sponsors (contact us to be a Pipescreams sponsor):

Finally we are grateful to the many prize and concert sponsors:

Do join us for another unforgettable concert!

John Polo, Dr. John Michniewicz, Galen Tate, David Harris, Frank Martignetti, Dr. Joe Utterback, Jon Noyes, Dr. Aymeric Dupre la Tour, Frank Zilinyi