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"The Consilium is merely an assembly of people, many of them incompetent, and others well advanced on the road to novelty. The discussions are extremely hurried. Discussions are based on impressions and the voting is chaotic. […] Many of those who have influenced the reform […] have no love, and no veneration of that which has been handed down to us. They begin by despising everything that is actually there. This negative mentality is unjust and pernicious, and unfortunately, Paul VI tends a little to this side. They have all the best intentions, but with this mentality they have only been able to demolish and not to restore."
— Contemporary account of the Consilium by Cardinal Antonelli

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About Us • “Views from the Choir Loft”
published 7 October 2015 by Corpus Christi Watershed

CORPUS CHRISTI WATERSHED is a 501(c)3 public charity operating as a 100% volunteer organization, with no paid staff. Blog authors accept all the teachings of the Catholic Church. Opinions expressed in the articles they post do not necessarily reflect the views of Corpus Christi Watershed. The following currently contribute to our blog:


4253 Jeff Ostrowski IMAGE JEFF OSTROWSKI was elected Watershed President by the board of directors in 2011. He holds his B.M. in Music Theory from the University of Kansas (2004), where he also did graduate work in Musicology. He serves as choirmaster for the new FSSP parish in Los Angeles and lives in that city with his wife and two children.

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4252 Veronica VERONICA BRANDT holds a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering. As editor, she has produced fine publications (as well as valuable reprints) dealing with Gregorian chant, hymnody, Latin, and other subjects. These publications are distinguished on account of their tastefulness. She lives in the Blue Mountains near Sydney, Australia, with her husband Peter and five children.

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4251 Alfred Calabrese DR. ALFRED CALABRESE is a conductor, educator, composer, scholar, and church musician. Having worked in academia for two decades, he felt called to enter full-time work in the Catholic Church, and since 2007 has directed the music at Saint Rita Catholic Church. He and his wife live in Dallas, TX. They have two grown children.

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4250 Richard Clark RICHARD CLARK has served since 1989 as Music Director and Organist at Saint Cecilia Church in Boston, Massachusetts. He is also Chapel Organist (Saint Mary’s Chapel) at Boston College. For the Archdiocese of Boston, he directed the Office of Divine Worship Saint Cecilia Schola. His compositions have been performed on four continents.

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4249 Father David Friel FR. DAVID FRIEL studied Theology at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, and currently serves as Parochial Vicar of Saint Anselm Parish (Philadelphia, PA). He was ordained to the Catholic Priesthood in May of 2011.

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4248 Andrew Leung ANDREW LEUNG is a seminarian for the Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio. Before moving to Ohio, he was the Director of Music at St. Pius X Catholic Church (Atlanta) and taught Gregorian chant at the Cistercian Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Georgia.

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4247 Andrew Motyka ANDREW MOTYKA is the Archdiocesan Director of Liturgical Music and Cathedral Music for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. He holds a Master of Music in Sacred Music from Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at The Catholic University of America, and lives with his wife and children in Indiana.

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4246 Chris Mueller CHRISTOPHER MUELLER is a church musician, conductor, and composer. He aims to write beautiful music out of gratitude to God, the Author of all beauty. He lives with his wife and children in rural New England.

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4245 Second CYNTHIA OSTROWSKI holds a bachelor’s degree in Geographic Information Science and a minor in Computer Science from Texas A&M University (2005). She is currently a stay-at-home mother of two children. A former GIS analyst, Cynthia’s interests include photography, french horn, and singing polyphony.

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4243 Lucas Tappan DR. LUCAS TAPPAN is a conductor and organist whose specialty is working with children. He earned his Master of Music (organ performance) in 2009 from the University of Kansas and in 2014 was granted a Doctorate (choral conducting) from the same institution. He lives in Kansas with his wife and two sons.

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