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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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Legitimate and necessary concern for current realities in the concrete lives of people cannot make us forget the true nature of the liturgical actions. It is clear that the Mass is not the time to “celebrate” human dignity or purely terrestrial claims or hopes. It is rather the sacrifice which renders Christ really present in the sacrament.
— Pope Saint John Paul II (20 March 1990)


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FSSP.la Choir Communiqué • 19 December 2016
published 19 December 2016 by Jeff Ostrowski

YOUR FINAL CHALLENGE

Christmas Midnight Mass is five days away! We have new music to begin learning after Christmas, so let’s take the final challenge. Let’s learn the “Christe” Section of the KYRIE by Palestrina and try to sing it at Midnight Mass! This emphasis is reflected here:

550 chart


Do you understand the chart? Another way to think about it:

100 = Palestrina Kyrie #6995   PLUS “Christe”

60 = O Magnum Mysterium #3792

60 = Cantique de Noël #6800

60 = Canonic Gloria #3610

30 = Mass Propers (Men, Introit — Ladies, Communion)

Please make sure to review the FULL MIDNIGHT MASS LINEUP.


CHRISTMAS MIDNIGHT

Is this list still correct?

COMING NO LATER THAN 10:30pm
ON SATURDAY NIGHT (24 December) :
SOPRANO
Faustina G.
Emily E.
Noemi E.
Judy E.
Ashley E.
Adeline C.
Claire Coul. (?)
Genevieve W.
Margaret W.
Cecilia T.

ALTO
Pauline G.
Xiomara G.
Gianna G.
Fleurette C.
Bernadette C.
Jo Anne P.
Catherine C.
Margaret C.

TENOR
Francisco de la P.
Meaghan K.
Colette A.
Christie K.
Andrew Coyne (possible)
Iffy E.

BASS
Rene W.
Joe C.
Aaron E.
Scott B.
Mark G.

THESE CANNOT ATTEND:
Veronica M.
Sicily M.
Andrea B.
Mark B.
Dwayne C.
If you don’t see us underneath the Church, we’re in Father’s little Chapel next to the Parking Lot.


Remember we will be in the dark, so you MUST know your music very well. Jo Anne is bringing a tiny light for your binder.

Remember Jeff has to go setup the choir loft at 11:35pm, so we only have an hour to rehearse.

Please TRY YOUR BEST to arrive no later than 10:30pm.

Choose “extra” nice clothing, as a special Christmas gift to our Lord. After Midnight Mass, Father will take a picture with the choir.


CHOIR PARTY

Where?

1525 South Orange Grove Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90019

When?

4:00pm – 7:00pm. (26 December, Monday)

What?

Choir party, with excellent catered food. If you want to bring desserts or drinks, you’re welcome.

Choir Party Info was updated on December 23, 2016.