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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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“How can we enter into this interior disposition except by turning physically—all together, priest and faithful—toward the Lord who comes, toward the East symbolized by the apse where the cross is enthroned? The outward orientation leads us to the interior orientation that it symbolizes. Since apostolic times, Christians have been familiar with this way of praying. It is not a matter of celebrating with one’s back to the people or facing them, but toward the East, «ad Dominum», toward the Lord.”
— Robert Cardinal Sarah, Prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship (October 2016)


COMMUNIQUÉ / POLYPHONY / BULLETIN / UPDATE
FSSP.la Choir Communiqué • 13 May 2016
published 13 May 2016 by Jeff Ostrowski

(1)

Here’s the program for this coming Sunday:

    * *  Program for Pentecost Sunday


(2)

Thank you to all the women who attended the rehearsal last Thursday night. We had an excellent rehearsal.


(3)

Remember, the choir does not sing on Sunday (29 May). You get a break! However, those who have been accepted to participate in the Symposium will sing that night.


(4)

Here are the pieces that need your attention:

(a) 3347 • KYRIE Part “A” (Francisco Guerrero) — please make sure you know it

(b) Pentecost Sequence — this is sung each year, so please make sure you know it

(c) The new Agnus Dei — The procedure to rehearse is described on that link (see above).

Notice the words to the AGNUS DEI are different, but the music is identical.
(d) The Recessional Hymn — We will sing this SATB, so please make sure you know your part.


(5)

Good news—the new Agnus Dei we’re doing this Sunday might be the greatest piece ever written!


(6)

Thank you for all the hard work you do!


(7)

See you at 5:30pm underneath the church!


(8)

As always, the Propers for each Sunday can be found on the St. René Goupil Website.