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A theorist, organist, and conductor, Jeff Ostrowski holds his B.M. in Music Theory from the University of Kansas (2004), and did graduate work in Musicology. He serves as choirmaster for the new FSSP parish in Los Angeles, where he resides with his wife and children.
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“Since the ability of Francisco Guerrero is now abundantly known to all […] he shall henceforth act as master of the boys so long as: ( 1) he must teach them to read, write, and to sing the responsories, versicles, antiphons, lessons, and kalends, and other parts of divine service; (2) he shall teach them plainchant, harmony, and counterpoint, his instruction in counterpoint to include both the art of adding a melody to a plainsong and to an already existing piece of polyphonic music; (3) he shall always clothe them decently and properly, see that they wear good shoes, and ensure that their beds are kept perfectly clean; (4) he shall feed them the same food that he himself eats and never take money from them for anything having to do with their services in church or their musical instruction…” [cont’d]
— Málaga Cathedral Document (11 September 1551)


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FSSP.la Choir Communiqué • 18 November 2014
published 18 November 2014 by Jeff Ostrowski

MUST APOLOGIZE that I’ve failed to keep in touch for the last week. I was transporting my wife and two children from Texas to California, and this endeavor was more strenuous than I had assumed. Moreover, I’ve been without internet access for more than a week. Please forgive me.

We will have choir practice 7:00PM Wednesday, 19 November 2014.

Once again, it will be held at San Felipe Chapel (738 N Geraghty Ave, Los Angeles 90063).

Once again, Fr. Fryar will provide food afterward.

RANDOM FACTS:

a) We will prepare for the FSSP Mass at St. Victor’s on the 1st Sunday of Advent (30 November 2014 at 7:00pm).

b) St. Victor’s will not be our final destination as a Parish. The FSSP is in the process of securing their own parish.

c) However, even though St. Victor’s is not our final destination, Fr. Fryar has made it clear it’s important we make the liturgical music as nice as we can.