"Pipe Dreams" is Streator's finest pipe organ festival and church tour. Visitors are treated to the remarkable sounds of several pipe organs as they attend separate concerts at some of Streator's most beautiful edifices. Guests may attend as many concerts as desired. The event is free of charge and open to all. A freewill offering may be given to support local charities.
Dreams Organ Concert
There is no charge for the concerts, but a free will offering will be taken, with proceeds going to the Band-Aids.
The Event may return in 2018.
The 2015 event featured -
Musical selections vary from classical to modern. Some examples are: “Prelude and Fugue in E-flat minor,” “Beautiful Savior,” “A Mighty Fortress,” “Lo How a Rose E’er Blooming,” “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” and “The Old Rugged Cross.”
Nancy Mueller, who has participated in Pipe Dreams for many years, and at various churches, is now an organist at Park Presbyterian and St. Michael, the Archangel. Nancy has been a music instructor in local schools. Her sister, Louise Collins, is also a music instructor.
Pastor Glock is pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Wenona. Jordan Glock is his son. They have participated in Pipe Dreams for several years.
Elaine Cunningham is organist and choir director at Minonk First Baptist Church and is director and accompanist of the Village-Aires. This is her first time playing in Pipe Dreams.
Anne Badger, a teacher of organ and the organist for First Congregational Church in Ottawa, has previously played at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church for Pipe Dreams.
Jerry Keck is an organist from Flanagan and has played previously at both St. Paul’s Lutheran and First United Methodist.
Pipe Dreams began several years ago as a project of the Streator Red Cross Board