NEW LOCATION - 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 prizes, big reception....don't miss a moment...get out those costumes! Tickets online or at the door. Come early!
Kudos to all for a wonderful 16th Annual Pipescreams Concert.
A special thank you to all singers, performers, helpers and the staff of First Church Congregational Stratford!
Enjoy the many photos and videos from our concert – Sunday, October 29th, 4:00 PM
Pipescreams 2017 – Sacred Heart University – SHU L.O.V.E
Pipescreams 2017 – Full Concert Video Playlist
Pipescreams 2017 Welcome & About Our Program – Dr. Frank Martignetti, Dean
Pipescreams 2017 Toccata in D Minor – J.S. Bach – Dr. John Michiewicz, organ
Pipescreams 2017 Tango to Evora – arr. Washburn – Sacred Heart University SHU LOVE; soloists Hasoni Austin, Makenna Psinakis, and, Stephanie Doheny
Pipescreams 2017 Start a Fire – arr. Huff; University of Bridgeport Chamber Singers; soloist Aleecya Foreman
Pipescreams 2017 Madeleine – Jacques Brel – Michael Jovovich
Pipescreams 2017 Grim Grinnin Ghosts (from The Haunted Mansion) – Buddy Baker – Sacred Heart University SHUpermen
Pipescreams 2017 Fantasia in G, BMV 542a – J.S. Bach – Frank Zillinya, organ
Pipescreams 2017 For What Its Worth – Stephen Stills/arr. Hannon – University of Bridgeport University Singers; soloist Aleecya Foreman
Pipescreams 2017 Tarantella – Franz Liszt – Thomas Cuffari, piano
Pipescreams 2017 A Word on My Ear – Michael Flanders/Donald Swann – Allison Fay, soprano; Dr. Joe Utterback, piano
Pipescreams 2017 All the Things You Are – Jerome Kern – Dr. Joe Utterback Jam with Jonathan Schores and Jay McEachern
Pipescreams 2017 Ghost – Ella Henderson – Sacred Heart University Four Heart Harmony; soloist Annie Willson
Pipescreams 2017 Hard Luck – Silent Film starring Buster Keaton – David Harris, organ
Pipescream 2017 Double Double Toil Trouble – O Fortuna from Carmina Burana – Leann Starkey/Carl Orff – Combined Choirs
A concert of Halloween-themed and Broadway musical pieces featuring the 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. Sunday, October 29, 4:00 PM, First Church Congregational Stratford, 2301 Main Street, Stratford. Plenty of parking. Wheel chair accessable. Costumes encouraged. Tickets $15 per adult/$9 students (12-17); Free for children 11 & under.
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, SHU Concert Choir, University of Bridgeport Chamber Singers, and University Singers, 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), Victoria Shields (spooky organ), and many more!!!
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
Do join us for another unforgettable concert!
Dr. Frank Martignetti, Dr. John Michniewicz – Pipescreams Co-Chairs