R. Douglas Helvering is an active composer, arranger, conductor, and educator. His music has been featured at major national, regional, and state conventions as well as
at prestigious venues worldwide including the historic Carnegie Hall in New York. He is currently serving as adjunct assistant professor at the famed Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ and as Music Minister at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Princeton Junction, NJ. His music has been widely acclaimed byperformers, scholars, and audiences around the world for its artistry and emotional appeal.
New Commission...coming soon for Eastertide
Dr. Helvering has been commissioned by Northridge Presbyterian Church in Dallas to compose a new hymn and anthem. The new original text is titled 'Love Unceasing'. Interested??? Contact Dr. Helvering.
New Commercial Recording now available!
The Kantorei of Kansas City has released To Bethlehem: Motets and Carols for Christmas via Resonus Classics. The recording features my 'Ave Maria' and 'All My Heart Again Rejoices'...both for unaccompanied chorus.
Order your copy today!
New Hymn and Anthem
Dr. Helvering is pleased to offer his first original hymn, written with noted hymn text writer Adam Tice. "Who Will Sing For Peace?" is a congregational hymn. And, there is now an anthem for SATB choir, soprano solo, and piano available as well. The work incorporates 'dona nobis pacem' as
a refrain. Message Dr. Helvering to grab it before
it's initial publishing/printing! See the premiere!
New Church Anthem Arrangement
Dr. Helvering has written 'My Song is Love Unknown' for SATB choir and piano, making use of the 20th century tune by John Ireland. The piece is perfect for Lent and Holy Week.
Get more info!
A Festival For Christmas available with new instrumentation options
Dr. Helvering's popular suite of carols is now available for chorus with these many options: brass ensemble/organ,
brass quintet/organ, organ, piano, or full orchestra
The Music is available from the composer
View the first portion of the suite at the premiere!
The Eternal Promise Now Available
Dr. Helvering's exciting collaboration with Charles Anthony Silvestri, written for the Westminster Choir (Princeton, NJ), is now available from GIA music. Get it HERE!
See the special video with embedded score!
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