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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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“Oh, the happy choir director who is hired to start work on a brand new choir, or who walks into his first rehearsal a total stranger to the existing group—what a fortunate man he is! The new choir director who is a former member of the choir, or a member of the congregation, or the nephew of the alto soloist, or a former altar boy, or otherwise well acquainted with the choir, is in for a few headaches.”
— Paul Hume (1956)

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Phone Interview • Fr. Guy Nicholls, Cong. Orat.
published 15 February 2018 by Jeff Ostrowski

HAD THE HONOR to speak on the telephone with Fr. Guy Nicholls, the amazing Oratorian priest who serves as director of the Blessed John Henry Newman Institute of Liturgical Music (NILM). Father made an unexpected announcement that will thrill anyone who values the Propers being sung at the Ordinary Form:


I hope you find our conversation as captivating as I did.

Our talk was not limited to the Graduale Parvum. Other topics include: Cardinal Newman, corrupted Gregorian chant, earliest vernacular translations in England, the mind-boggling repertoire lists for Westminster Cathedral, and so much more!