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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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Dale uses an Italian name on every possible occasion… […] In Dale, you do not bow to the celebrant, you “proceed to make the customary salutation”; you do not stand, you “retain a standing posture.” Everyone “observes” to do everything: you observe not to kneel, you observe to retain a kneeling posture. The MC does not tell a man to do a thing, he apprizes him that it should he performed. The celebrant “terminates” the creed; he genuflects in conjunction with the sacred ministers—then he observes to assume a standing posture in conjunction with them. The MC goes about apprizing and comporting himself till he observes to perform the customary salutation. The subdeacon imparts the Pax in the same manner as it was communicated to him. Everyone exhibits a grave deportment; Imagine anyone talking like this. Imagine anyone saying that you ought to exhibit a deportment.
— Fr Adrian Fortescue

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Spectacular Video: Porfiri Conducts Requiem For Parents In China
published 16 September 2014 by Jeff Ostrowski

SENSATIONAL INTERVIEW IN ENGLISH & ITALIAN by Teledifusão de Macau on Aurelio Porfiri’s concert with Santa Rosa de Lima English Secondary Choir (21 February 2014) featuring Porfiri’s Missa Pro Defunctis in honor of his parents:


A small excerpt from the video (comments by Mæstro Porfiri):

“As you notice, they sing the whole concert, seventeen pieces, all by memory. And you can imagine … I mean, I know Latin but they don’t know it. So, for them to memorize all these pieces—and also the music in four & six parts—is quite difficult. They are really amazing.”

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