Pipescreams ONLINE YouTube Video - Release Date - October 22, 2021 - to see your favorite Pipescreams singers, pianists, organists, and choirs, just in time for Halloween 2021!
A Pipescreams YouTube video with all of your favorite Pipescreams performance groups.
Although we needed to postpone the in-person 20th Annual Pipescreams Halloween Concert due to the COVID-19 pandemic precautions, many of your favorite performing groups have individually recorded their videos to create a consolidated Pipescreams concert using many different and wonderful instruments that will be available on October 22, 2021.
Pipescreams is a musical extravaganza that has given the public a chance to hear the talents of so many area musicians, soloists, choral ensembles, performing Broadway, Classical, Jazz, Opera, and Pop pieces accompanied by the mighty pipe organ, piano and many other instruments.
We hope you enjoy this year’s Pipescreams YouTube Video Concert featuring:
Kevin Bailey – Organ
Daniel Brownell – Organ
Juan Cardona – Theatre Organ
David Harris – Silent Film with Organ Accompaniment
James Jeffrey – Organ
Chris Muller – Organ
Darwin Shen – Violin, Krista Adams Santilli- Mezzo Soprano
Dr. Joe Utterback – Jazz Piano
Never Been To A Pipescreams Concert?
Click the respective links to delve into our digital history and watch us age too over the last 20 years!
CONCERT PROGRAMS – the pieces performed, all performers, singers, musicans for each concert
2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002
YOUTUBE VIDEO PLAYLISTS – click the respective link for the full playlist from each concert (when available after 2010)
2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011. The GBAGO YouTube Channel – all chapter events.
PHOTO GALLERIES – click the respective link for photo albums of performers, audience, wonderful receptions (when available)
2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003
CT POST MEDIA COVERAGE – click here for years of articles by Phyllis A.S. Boros, retired Arts Writer, CT Post Publishing
Pipescreams Special Highlights
You, the audience quickly helped with programming of annual Pipescreams concerts and clamored for many repeated performances – click the respective link to view:
University Singers of the University of Bridgeport – This is Me (2018).
The Norma Pfriem Children’s Choir – Little Shop of Horrors (2015).
Sacred Heart University 4-Heart Harmony – Twilight Zone (2012).
History of Pipescreams
The year was 2002, a small team of Greater Bridgeport American Guild of Organists members decided that our congregations should have the opportunity of hearing the pipe organ and piano we use in weekly religious services in a very different way. The concert was labeled “You Won’t Hear That on Sunday Morning”. With Halloween as the backdrop, the program included a wide variety of Broadway, Jazz, and Classical music to showcase the organ as a solo and accompaniment instrument. Added to the thrilling performances, accompanied a 1920’s Laurel and Hardy Silent film, that brought back memories of a bygone era where pipe organs were installed in every movie house. Suffice to say our audience members loved every moment. Pipescreams was born!
Now in its 20th Annual Season, this musical extravaganza of extremely talented area performers inspires audiences of all ages. Our success is largely attributed to the extensive talent of our organists, choral ensembles, university, children choirs, and orchestral musicians asked to share they talents for the education and enjoyment of all. We are thankful to thousands of attendees that have joined to cheer on performers and participate in best costume competitions. All net proceeds from these concerts benefits the M. Louise Miller – Paul E. Knox Scholarship funds that support university level organ students.
Pipescreams is generously supported by area musical groups and churches:
- 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
It is nearly impossible to thank the dozens of volunteers that helped with the endless logistics required for concerts of this complexity. In addition to our performers and singers we thank Paul Butkus (professional CDs), Frank Falanga (years of video recording), Mike Karpilow and Sandy Zera (years of photography), Pascale Millien-Faustin (years of program publishing), Costume March leaders Mimi Eppig/Cathy Tuttle and concert setup and reception crews at both United Congregational Church and First Church Congregational Stratford.
Digital photos were only widely available after 2000; videos after 2010. We do have professionally recorded CDs from the original concerts (2002-2010) prior to YouTube playlists. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for questions on any Pipescreams digital assets or for those .mp4s.