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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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The representative Protestant collection, entitled “Hymns, Ancient and Modern”—in substance a compromise between the various sections of conflicting religious thought in the Establishment—is a typical instance. That collection is indebted to Catholic writers for a large fractional part of its contents. If the hymns be estimated which are taken from Catholic sources, directly or imitatively, the greater and more valuable part of its contents owes its origin to the Church.
— Orby Shipley (1884)


COMMUNIQUÉ / POLYPHONY / BULLETIN / UPDATE
FSSP.la Choir Communiqué • 23 October 2015
published 23 October 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski

(1)

We had a marvelous rehearsal on Wednesday. We had nineteen (19) people, and worked really hard, especially on the UT RE MI Sanctus. We made good progress. I think everyone who attended would agree that it’s fun to work hard. Did you get that? It’s actually enjoyable to do hard work.


(2)

There will be no practice this coming Saturday (24 Oct 2015) because we had rehearsal on Wednesday.


(3)

There will be a new arrangement for rehearsals. Optional rehearsals on Saturday morning (St. Victor) will continue, but only take place on Saturdays preceding the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. So, on 7 November and 21 November, we’ll meet at Saint Victor at 10:00am (as usual).


(4)

ON THOSE WEEKS when there’s no Saturday practice, we will rehearse on WEDNESDAY at 7:00pm. The location will always be “TBA.” I am open to experimenting with different locations. On Wednesday, 28 October, we will have rehearsal at our home. I will let you know prior to Wednesday (11 November) and Wednesday (25 November) where these will be located. We are nomads; we have no home. But it will all work out. Worst case scenario, we can always meet at my home.


(5)

Here is the music for this coming Sunday: Feast of Christ the King

I have tried my best to lay everything out on that website, including Benediction.


(6)

Before Sunday, please make a special effort to review the JESU DULCIS MEMORIA.

If you are a bass singer, please—I beg of you—work hard on #5054.


(7)

See you at 5:30pm (Sunday) in the little room next to the parking lot where we’ve been meeting lately!