The premiere unforgettable, family-friendly Halloween musical extravaganza in the region! 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!
A special thank you to all performers, singers, and you are terrific audience!
Enjoy the Pipescreams Program, Photos Videos!
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Rev. Sara Smith / Kim Smith – Dorothy and the Witch
Dr. John Michniewicz (organ) – Toccata in D Minor – J. S. Bach
Gregory Chase and Lauren Lichac, Sacred Heart University – Past the Point of No Return – Andrew Lloyd Webber
Norma Pfriem Children’s Choir – This is Halloween – Danny Elfman (from A Nightmare Before Christmas) and Little Shop of Horrors – Alan Menken (from Little Shop of Horrors)
SHU L.O.V.E., Sacred Heart University – Double Trouble – John Williams, arr. Chinn (from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban)
Jay Lindsay (organ) – “Toccata” from Suite Gothique, Op.25 – Leon Bo√É¬´llmann
SHUpermen, Sacred Heart University – Invictus – Nancy Hill Cobb
Chamber Singers, University of Bridgeport – Forget You – Brown/Hernandez/Levine/Callaway, arr. Sharpe
University of Bridgeport – The Powerpuff Girls Theme – Chase, Rucker and Venable
University Singers, University of Bridgeport – No One Is Alone – (from Into the Woods) arr. Stephen Sondheim and – Everybody Rejoice – (from The Wiz) arr. Luther Vandross
Dr. Aymeric Dupre la Tour (organ) – Improvisation for Halloween – Aymeric Dupre la Tour
Four Heart Harmony, Sacred Heart University – Vespertilians – Jocelyn Hagen and
Four Heart Harmony, Sacred Heart University – Masquerade – Andrew Lloyd Webber (from The Phantom of the Opera) arr. Ed Lojeski
David Harris (organ), Krista Adams-Santilli (soprano), Jeff Albright (trumpet), Darwin Shen (violin), Frank Zilinyi Sr (speaker) – A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Bach’s “”Jauchzett Gott in allen Landen – BWV 51 J. S. Bach
Dr. Joe Utterback (piano) – Dr. Joe’s Surprise (Boogie Blues) – Joe Utterback
David Harris (organ – Silent Movie) – Yes, Yes, Nanette – Laurel & Hardy, 1925
Combined Choirs – The Phantom of the Opera – Andrew Lloyd Webber, arr. Ed Lojeski
Join Us for the 14th Annual Pipescreams Concert, Sunday, October 18th, 4:00 PM, United Congregational Church, Bridgeport
A concert of Halloween-themed and Broadway musical pieces featuring a mighty pipe organ, 6 choral groups with over 200 singers, incredible musicians, a 1920’s silent film, costume contest with prizes, reception. Featuring the choruses of Sacred Heart University and the University of Bridgeport, as well as the Norma Pfriem Children’s Choir. Sunday, October 18, 4:00 PM, United Congregational Church, 877 Park Avenue, Bridgeport. Costumes encouraged. Tickets $10/$5 students, under 12 free.
Proceeds benefit the Louise M. Miller-Paul E. Knox Scholarship given annually by the Greater Bridgeport Chapter, American Guild of Organists. This scholarship, in memory of two distinguished area church musicians, is awarded annually to a promising college-age organist. Past winners have gone on to distinguished careers with international recognition.
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, Norma Pfriem Children’s Choir, continue to wow the audience. 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), Jay Lindsay(organ), Dr. Aymeric Dupre la Tour / Jay Lindsey (spooky organ), Krista Adams-Santilli (soprano soloist) and Darwin Shen (violin)!!!!!
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:
- Greater Bridgeport Symphony
- Fairfield County Chorale
- Fairfield County Children’s Choir
- Connecticut Chamber Choir
- Rose Window Concert Series – First Church Congregational Stratford
- Music Concert Series – First Congregational Church Fairfield
- Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut
- United Congregational Church, Bridgeport
Do join us for another unforgettable concert!
Frank Martignetti, Dr. John Michniewicz – Pipescreams Co-Chairs