17th Annual Pipescreams Concert - Halloween Musical Extravaganza

Kudos to all for a wonderful 17th 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 21th, 4:00 PM

Pipescreams 2017 - Sacred Heart University - SHU L.O.V.E

Pipescreams 2018 Concert Program


Concert Videos

Pipescreams 2017 – Full Concert Video Playlist

Program Welcome - Rev. Meg Williams, Dr. Frank Martignetti

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565 J. S. Bach - Michael Alderman, organ

Old Abram Brown/Benjamin Britten; The Moon/Bret Silverman; The Ghost of John/Traditional Round - The Girls’ Choir of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Alice Caldwell, conductor; Frank Martignetti, pianist

This is The Moment - from Jekyll and Hyde/Frank Wildhorn - Joe Elbertson, tenor

Toccata from Suite Gothique, Op.25 /Léon Boëllmann - Dan Brownell, organ

Zombie Jamboree Harry Belafonte/ arr. Elbertson - SHU’s Blended Hearts, Joe Elberton, director; Victoria Shields, accompanist

“Poor Unfortunate Souls” from The Little Mermaid/Alan Menken and Howard Ashman
- Cidalia Kettles, mezzo-soprano; Frank Martignetti, piano

Gran Partita on “A Mighty Fortress”/Karl Osterland; III. Though Devils All the World Should Fill/Totentanz - Alice Caldwell, organ

Birth of the Blues/Ray Henderson - Dr. Joe Utterback, piano

Satin Doll - Jonathan Schores, piano; Jay McEachern, sax

My Foolish Heart/Victor Young & Ned Washington - Jonathan Schores, trumpet; Dr. Joe Utterback, piano

Organ Symphony Op. 42, No. 6 - I. Allegro/Charles-Marie Widor - Victoria Shields, organ

“Transylvania Mania” from Young Frankenstein Mel Brooks - Combined Choirs, Dr. Joe Utterback, piano; Brenton Morrison, drums; Zane St. Juste, bass; Tyler Suarez, guitar

This Is Me from The Greatest Showman/Ben J. Pasek and Justin Paul, arr. Huff - Virginia Semighini, soloist;  UB University Singers; Frank Martignetti, director/pianist; Brenton Morrison, drums; Zane St. Juste, bass; Tyler Suarez, guitar

A Comedy Short from the Golden Age of Silent Movies - David Harris, organ

Program Credits






A concert of Halloween-themed and Broadway musical pieces featuring the mighty pipe organ, amazing choral ensembles, with over 100 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 21, 4:00 PM, First Church Congregational Stratford, 2301 Main Street, Stratford. Plenty of parking. Wheel chair accessable. Costumes encouraged. Tickets $15 per adult/$5 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. Current and past performing groups include 4-Heart Harmony, SHU L.O.V.E, SHU Concert ChoirUniversity 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: 

Do join us for another unforgettable concert!

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


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