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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 lives with his wife and two children.
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“We must say it plainly: the Roman rite as we knew it exists no more. It has gone. Some walls of the structure have fallen, others have been altered—we can look at it as a ruin or as the partial foundation of a new building. Think back, if you remember it, to the Latin sung High Mass with Gregorian chant. Compare it with the modern post-Vatican II Mass. It is not only the words, but also the tunes and even certain actions that are different. In fact it is a different liturgy of the Mass.”
— Fr. Joseph Gelineau (1978)


COMMUNIQUÉ / POLYPHONY / BULLETIN / UPDATE
FSSP.la Choir Communiqué • 19 November 2014
published 19 November 2014 by Jeff Ostrowski

HE FRATERNITY OF SAINT PETER in Los Angeles was poised to purchase a wonderful Church facility this week, but it fell through because at the last moment the owners didn’t want to sell. Don’t worry: the FSSP continues to search. As I’ve mentioned, some of my favorite choir members are the ones who attend Mass every single Sunday in the same Church. Growing up, my family went to Mass every single Sunday at the same TIME and same CHURCH for a whole decade.

However, because we don’t yet have our own Church, it may take time for our “weekly” people to assemble. That’s why you are so important: you’re helping to form the choir under difficult circumstances.

People will see how great you are, and they’ll want to join. You will be an inspiration, and you’ll be singing fantastic music! You are an inspiration to me!!!