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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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“I have, on the other hand, retained several more or less traditional tunes, absolutely valueless and without merit from a musical point of view, but which seem to have become a necessity if a book is to appeal—as I hope this one will—to the varied needs of various churches.”
— A. Edmonds Tozer (1905)


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!