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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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“The problem of the new Missal resides in its departure from the continuous history which was going on before and after Pius V, and that it creates definitely a new book (although with old material). Its appearance is accompanied by a type of prohibition of what was traditional, being such a type of prohibition alien to the ecclesiastical history of law and of liturgy. From my personal knowledge of the conciliar debates and from the repeated reading of the speeches of the Fathers of the Council, I can say with certainty, that this was not intended by them.”
— Cardinal Ratzinger, Letter to Wolfgang Waldstein (14 December 1976)


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!