About ELCA Lutherans

Adult Choir (updated 08/26/16)

Directed by R Douglas Helvering, the choir leads Sunday morning worship at alternating services each week from September to June. They rehearse Thursdays from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The choir is opoen to Adults and HighSchool Students without audition. All lovers of singing are welcome!

Weekly Audio Recordings are on our website. For the Music Ministry's YouTube channel, click HERE.

Our choir has approximately 20 members, and the music they sing is very varied. Pieces they enjoy range from classics such as "Schubert's Mass in G" and "Oh, How Amiable" (Ralph Vaughn Williams) to more contemporary works such as the African American spiritual "Ain't Got Time to Die," "Praise His Holy Name" (Keith Hampton), "Grace" (Mark Hayes), and "Te Deum," (R. Douglas Helvering).

The Adult Choir leads special worship services such as Christmas Eve, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter. In May 2006 and April 2008 they performed joint concerts with St. Paul's Lutheran Church, East Windsor. In recent years, they have also presented musicals, performed "Messiah," and offered other special presentations.


We are blessed to have a Yamaha Grand Piano, and a Two-Manual Casavant Organ.

The congregation is also fortunate to have many talented musicians who share their musical gifts in worship. They play instruments such as recorder, flute, clarinet, french horn, violin, guitar, viola, trumpet, guzhend and others.


Performance of "The Messiah"

The Adult Choir with additional soloists and
orchestral musicians performing Handel's
"Messiah" on December 9, 2011.

Click HERE to go to our YouTube recordings
from this presentation.

Recorded and uploaded by Doug Helvering.

Children and Youth Choirs

The primary reasons for having children's choir in our church are to involve children in worship, teach them about worship and what it means to be a Christian, and offer them musical education. Giving our children and youth the opportunity to actively participate and lead in worship not only teaches them about worship, but it also helps them undertand that they are an important part of the life of the congregation.

In addition to frequent worship participation, these Children and Youth Choirs present an annual Christmas musical and have often presented a special musical event in the Spring.

PoP Tots
Infants and Preschoolers participate with their parents in a music class based on Musikgarten's God's Children Sing Curriculum. 10:45-11:15 am on Sunday Mornings, led by Jen DiGioia

Joyful Noise
Children in grades K through 2 rehearse from 5:30 - 6:00 PM on Wednesdays, led by Kate Chen.

Kids of the Kingdom
Children in grades 3 through 6 rehearse from 6:00 to 6:40 PM on Wednesdays, led by Kate Chen.

Prince of Peace Church is fortunate to have 3 Octaves (C4 - C7) of Malmark Handbells, and a 3 Octave set of Malmark Chimes.
Handbell, and Chimes Choirs

Nightingale Bells (High School and Adult Ringers)
This Bell Choir rehearses Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:050 PM and plays in worship monthly, led by Doug Helvering.

Celebration Ringers
An intergenerational bell ensemble, with ringers as young as 7th grade, rehearse on Wednesdays from 6:00-6:40 pm and plays in worship monthly. This group, this year, is led by Rachel New. and plays in worship monthly. This group

Chimes of Worship
Children in grades 3 through 5 rehearse from 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM on Wednesdays. This is a training choir that teaches Bell Ringing Technique as well as overall musicianship. They ring in Service a few times each semester. Led by Megan Helvering.

PoP Philharmonic
An intergenerational group (all ages) of instrumental musicians who present original music three times a year. They have a unique and changing roster, with instruments such as violin, viola, cello, trumpet, horn, flute, recorder, guitar and bass clarinet. Led by Doug Helvering.
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177 Princeton Hightstown Rd, Princeton Jct., NJ 08550
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