15th Annual Pipescreams Concert - Halloween Musical Extravaganza

The performance videos for Pipescreams 2016 are now available! Enjoy the amazing performances again and share with those that missed this year's concert. See you same time next year for Pipescreams 2017!

Pipescreams 2016 Full YouTube Playlist

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor BMW 56 – J.S. Bach – Dr. John Michniewicz, organ

 Secrets – Allison and Catherine Pierce - SHU L.O.V.E

Chorus of Witches and Spirits – Heinrich Marschner – UB Chamber Singers

I’m Here – Russell/Willis/Bray – D’Von Lampley, Baritone

Toccata in D Minor BWV 538 (Dorian)
– J.S. Bach - Victoria Shields, organ

Misty Mountain Cold – J.R.R. Tolkein/arr. Noah Wang - SHUpermen

Ghostbusters – Ray Parker, Jr./arr. Emerson – UB University Singers

Suggestion Diabolique Op. 4 No. 4 – Sergei Prokofiev – Thomas Cuffari, piano

Phantom of the Opera – Andrew Lloyd Webber – Denis McNamara and Lauren Lichach, soloists

Dr Joe Utterback – Jazz Medley – 72 – Dr. Joe, piano

Bohemian Rhapsody – Farrokh Bulsara – Krista Adams Santilli, soprano; David Harris, piano; Darwin Shen, violin; Gerard Huerta, guitar

I’m in Love With a Monster – Fifth Harmony/arr. Mac Huff – SHU Four Heart Harmony

Silent Film - The Paper Hanger – Laurel & Hardy – David Harris, organ

The Ballad of Sweeney Todd – Stephen Sondheim/arr. Andy Beck - All Choirs

Dies Irae – Karl Jenkins’ Requiem - Combined Choirs


Join Us for the 15th Annual Pipescreams Concert, Sunday, October 30th, 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 30, 4:00 PM, United Congregational Church, 877 Park Avenue, Bridgeport. Costumes encouraged. Tickets $15/$9 students, children under 10 free.

Hear Frank Martignetti - Co-Chair of Pipescreams interview with Tony Reno WICC.


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 ChoirUniversity of Bridgeport Chamber Singers, and University SingersNorma 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), 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: 

Do join us for another unforgettable concert!

Frank Martignetti, Dr. John Michniewicz - Pipescreams Co-Chairs

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