Dean’s Message: The Show Must Go On: Pipescreams to be Pre-Recorded!

No one wanted to see Pipescreams canceled due to COVID-19, so the officers of the Clearwater AGO approved an ambitious project to have a virtual Pipescreams this year. This is how it will work:

Anyone who wishes to perform will please get in contact with Stephen Allen, who will put together the program as usual.

Each performer will have their piece recorded by Shawn Thomas so that every video has a consistent look and quality. After contacting Stephen, each performer will get in touch with Shawn to set up a recording session. You may perform at First Presbyterian in Dunedin, Prince of Peace Lutheran or at your own church location. Shawn will bring everything necessary to make the recording. These recordings will occur in early October so that Shawn has enough time to edit them together into a concert video.

In addition to everything else, my church will change pastors on July 1. I will confess that I’ve lost some sleep over that news. I’m sure each of you has plenty of your own worries and concerns at this time. Local food pantries, including RCS Food Bank in Clearwater are worried about running out of food because the annual Postal Carrier food collection has been postponed. If you are able to donate non-perishable food, they would be grateful to receive it.

This is an exciting project that will create a great concert video for this year as well as a performance that can remain on our website. Special thanks to Shawn Thomas for all the time and effort he has committed to this project. Please dust off those Halloween gems now and get in touch with Stephen slafl@aol.com or (813) 9997-7859 so that we can have an incredible Pipescreams this year.

Bradley Swope, Dean