R. Douglas Helvering is a highly active composer, conductor, and educator. His music has been featured at all of the major choral national and regional conventions as well as at prestigious venues worldwide including the historic Carnegie Hall in New York. He is a dedicated music educator, serving as adjunct assistant professor at the famed Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. A passionate conductor, he is also often called on to lead ensembles from the podium. His music has been widely acclaimed by performers, scholars, and audiences around the world for its artistry and emotional appeal.
Brand New Church Anthem
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 (8-parts + percussion/organ)
brass quintet (+ percussion/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!
And I Saw a New Heaven re-issued
A powerful setting of Revelation 21:1-4, Dr. Helvering's moving unaccompanied work was recently re-issued with updated editing by Amber Waves Music Publishing. The new edition was premiered by the Westminster Chapel Choir (Westminster Choir College) in May 2015.
Get it HERE!
Experience the Chapel Choir's recording!
New Sacred Work
Dr. Helvering has written 'One Holy Light' for unaccompanied mixed chorus. The work makes
use of a lovely text by Olliver Wendell Holmes.
The piece was written for the William Baker
Festival Singers of Atlanta, on the occasion of
their director's culminating season.
It is currently available directly from the composer.
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