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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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On leaving the Vatican after his abdication: “I was deeply moved. The cordiality of the farewell, also the tears of my collaborators. [His voice breaks with emotion.] On the roof of the Casa Bonus Pastor there was written in huge letters «Dio gliene renda merito» [“May God reward you”]. (The Pope weeps) I was really deeply moved. In any case, while I hovered overhead and began to hear the bells of Rome tolling, I knew that I could be thankful and my state of mind on the most profound level was gratitude.”
— Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI (23 May 2016)


COMMUNIQUÉ / POLYPHONY / BULLETIN / UPDATE
FSSP.la Choir Communiqué • 19 January 2016
published 19 January 2016 by Jeff Ostrowski

ACK IN JUNE, we decided to try rehearsals on Saturday, to coincide with catechism lessons given by Fr. Fryar. I felt this idea was worth a shot. A few weeks ago, however, I made calculations based on attendance records, and it became clear that—with a few notable exceptions—Saturday rehearsals were not a success. Indeed, a fair number of our members have never attended any Saturday rehearsals. Therefore, we will try a different approach.

You know that we are guests at Saint Victor. Gaining access for rehearsals has not been easy, because Saint Victor is a very vibrant & active parish. 1

Working closely with Fr. Fryar—as well as Mark and Irene—we have put together the following plan. Fr. Fryar has approved this plan:

21 January, 7:00pm (Montrose): WOMEN’S REHEARSAL

28 January, 7:00pm (Montrose): MEN’S REHEARSAL

4 February, 7:00pm (Montrose): WOMEN’S REHEARSAL

11 February, 7:00pm (Montrose): MEN’S REHEARSAL

18 February, 7:00pm (Montrose): WOMEN’S REHEARSAL

25 February, 7:00pm (Montrose): MEN’S REHEARSAL

3 March, 7:00pm (Montrose): WOMEN’S REHEARSAL

10 March, 7:00pm (Montrose): MEN’S REHEARSAL

17 March, 7:00pm (Montrose): WOMEN’S REHEARSAL

(Skip a week)

31 March, 7:00pm (Montrose): MEN’S REHEARSAL

7 April, 7:00pm (Montrose): WOMEN’S REHEARSAL

14 April, 7:00pm (Montrose): MEN’S REHEARSAL

21 April, 7:00pm (Montrose): WOMEN’S REHEARSAL

(Skip a week)

5 May, 7:00pm (Montrose): MEN’S REHEARSAL

12 May, 7:00pm (Montrose): WOMEN’S REHEARSAL

19 May, 7:00pm (Montrose): MEN’S REHEARSAL

26 May, 7:00pm (Montrose): WOMEN’S REHEARSAL


Rehearsals will be held here:

Saint Monica Academy
2361 Del Mar Rd.
Montrose, CA 91020

837 Rehearsals


When Fr. Fryar gives Saturday lessons to the little children, I will still be present. If anyone wants my help on the choir music, I am willing. If nobody wants my help, I’ll sit peacefully and observe my daughter in the catechism classes.



NOTES FROM THIS ARTICLE:

1   Those of you with small children will understand why we cannot keep having rehearsals in our home.