Cruisin’ Connecticut – ‘Pipescreams’ Halloween-Themed Organ Concert

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STRATFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – Today we’re Cruisin’ Connecticut to Stratford, home of the 16th Annual ‘Pipescreams’ organ and musical concert at the First Congregational Church.

Dr. Joe Utterback is the master behind the organ:

The most famous piece you’ll hear is the most famous gothic organ piece. And that’s the Toccata in Fuge in D Minor by Bach.

Utterback will be headlining the show:

During the days and the late evenings, I would write songs. And now I have 425 published compositions.

He explains how the organ has become a bit of a “spooky” instrument:

The organ is capable of many emotions, probably due to its orchestral nature.

And there’s more than just spooky tunes at ‘Pipescreams!’ They always show a silent movie, and then an organist will improvise music to go along with the silent movie. There will also be singers, violinists, and pianists.

You can experience ‘Pipescreams‘ at 4pm on October 29th at the First Congregational Church of Stratford: 2301 Main St, Stratford, CT 06615

Tickets are available at the door: $15 per adult; $9 for students; and children under 12 are free.

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