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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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“From six in the evening, his martyrdom had continued through the ghastly night until nine o'clock in the morning. After fifteen hours of torture rarely if ever surpassed in the bloody annals of the Iroquois, the soul of Gabriel Lalemant was freed from its charred and mutilated prison and summoned to join his comrade Jean de Brébeuf in the radiant splendor of God. March 17th, 1649, was the date; for Brébeuf it had been the sixteenth.”
— Fr. John A. O'Brien, speaking of St. Gabriel Lalemant


COMMUNIQUÉ / POLYPHONY / BULLETIN / UPDATE
FSSP.la Choir Communiqué • 3 June 2016
published 3 June 2016 by Jeff Ostrowski

(1)

This coming Sunday, 5 June, our choir will not sing.

You have earned a break, after all you’ve done!


(2)

This Sunday will still be a High Mass. I, myself, will sing the Mass. I have chosen a Cantor to help me, whose voice type matches mine.


(3)

You have all done such excellent work. I was particularly moved by those of you who signed up for the Sacred Music Symposium, and made tremendous sacrifices for three days. Awesome job!


(4)

Of course you are not required to attend our Mass this Sunday, because we are not singing.

Nevertheless, it would be awesome to see you there!

Moreover—with the generous help of Rene—we are trying to demonstrate the perfect unity of voices required for Gregorian chant. We have done very well on polyphony, but we need to start doing a much better job singing our Gregorian chants. More soon… God bless!